Teaching Life

Teaching Life

Courses Taught & Curricula Designed / Student Services Administrative Positions

University of Wyoming / Messiah College, PA/ Sheridan College, WY / Harrisburg Area Community College, PA / Laramie County Community College, WY:

  • Creative Writing-Nonfiction

  • Introduction to Literature

  • Senior Level Technical Writing

  • Sophomore Level TechnicalWriting

  • Writing for Public Forums

  • Mentorship of Graduate Students

  • First Year Composition

  • Oral Communication

  • Public Speaking

  • Introduction to Theater

  • Writing Center Consultant

  • Women’s Center Director

  • Advisor and Coordinator in UW Center for Academic Advising

  • Adult Student Center Coordinator

Buffalo High School, WY / Dubois High School, WY / Plaza Jr. High, VA:

  • English Composition

  • College Composition

  • Literature

  • Acting

  • Public Speaking

  • Director of High School Drama Program

Teaching Awards

  • 2010, 2012, 2014, 2015, Promoting Intellectual Engagement Award, University of Wyoming          

  • 2010, Fred Slater Teaching Award, English Department, University of Wyoming

  • 2002, Cadre of Experts, Wyoming Body of Evidence Consortium

  • 2002, Teacher Leader, Buffalo High School, Wyoming

  • 2000, 2002, “Who’s Who Among American Teachers”

  • 1978, Phi Kappa Phi, University of Wyoming

  • 1978, Outstanding Graduate Teaching Assistant, University of Wyoming

Grants Awarded

1987, Wyoming Women’s Centennial History Project. CoPIs: Pamela Galbreath, Virginia Scharff, Sheila Sundquist, Lynne Swanson, Janet Clark, Robert Righter, Katherine Jensen.  Contributing agencies:  Wyoming Council for the Humanities; University of Wyoming Women’s Center (SEO), Student Educational Opportunity, American Studies, and Women’s Studies. Amount, Wyoming Council for the Humanities: $10,000.

Presenter, Professional Conferences

  • Colorado and Wyoming Writing Tutors Conference, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013

  • “The Development of a Community College Writing Center,” National Writing Center Assoc. Conference, Albuquerque, NM, 1996

  • “The Needs of University Women Students,” American Assoc. of University Women, Laramie, WY, 1988

  • “What To Do With an English Major,” Center for Career Planning and Placement, University of Wyoming, 1988

  • “Women in Administration and Leadership,” Rocky Mountain Theatre Assoc./American College Theatre Festivention, University of Wyoming, 1988

  • “Women in Drama,” American Theatre Assoc., New Orleans, LA, 1978

Other Accomplishments

Assistant Coordinator, Colorado Wyoming Writing Tutors Conference, 2008  

Cadre of Experts WY State Dept. of Education Body of Evidence Consortium, 2001 – 2005

Board Member, Shakespeare in the Schools / MSU-Bozeman, 2002

Director, Sheridan Community Young People’s Summer Musical, Godspell, 1997

Mule deer near my hometown in Wyoming.  Photo by Robert Galbreath.

Mule deer near my hometown in Wyoming.  Photo by Robert Galbreath.