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Moreland Hall

Moreland Hall 348

2550 SW Jefferson Way

2550 SW Jefferson Way
Corvallis, OR 97331

Oregon State University, Linn Benton Community College, Central Washington University, instructor, advisor, map librarian, reading teacher, tutor. US Forest Service Cle Elum and Naches Ranger Districts and Kittitas County Department of Natural Resources Botanist and Fire Fighter. Community Support Specialist for folks with disabilities, VISTA developed a teen parent program for Kittitas County, AmeriCorps worked as migrant ESL teacher and developed and advised a M.E.Ch.A. and mariachi group. Hip hop dance advisor. Dance instructor K-6 jazz and contemporary. Hospital emergency room admittance clerk, secretary for a private counseling business, teacher's aide developmentally disabled elementary classroom.


MS Resource Management--Ecology, Geomorphology, Pedrology, Climatology Areas of Interest & Focus

MA English Creative Writing (Poetry, Creative Non-Fiction Essay, Novella & shards) & Literature

BA Geography Land Planning Focus, Environmental Science Minor

BA Anthropology Physical Anthropology & Linguistics Focus




Ellensburg, WA


VISTA Volunteer 1986-88 Developed a teen parent program for Kittitas County in Washington State.

AmeriCorps Volunteer Taught migrant ESL classes, tutored migrants in math and science and served as Team Leader of a 24-member team.

Community Schools Dance instructor--provided dance instruction grades K-8 including ballet, jazz, contemporary.

Have also organized and implemented fundraising projects for peace.

Office Hours: 
MWF 2:00-2:50
Moreland 348

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Affiliated with: 
Sch of Wrtg Lit & Film
Courses Taught: 

WR 327 Technical Writing, WR 323 Style in Writing, Writing for Business, Writing for the Media, Latin American Literature; History of Science at LBCC. I have also taught STEP Writing courses for freshmen through STEM grants.

Research/Career Interests: 

Environmental sciences, ecology, resource management. Construction, architecture and landscape design.  The history of science and engineering. Science, thesis and dissertation writing. Reading and writing creative nonfiction and poetry including the sestina and villanelle. 19th - 20th Century French, British, Russian, German, Latin American and East Indian literature.  The works of Milan Kundera, Gabriel Garcia Marquez, E. Annie Proulx, Louise Erdrich, Elizabeth Bishop. Literature and medicine, nature, religion and symbolism. Acting, filmmaking and international films. Descriptive linguistics, the history of English, lexicons and semantics in all languages and learning new languages and dialects. Areas of study and/or interest include Spanish, French, German, Greek, Latin, Irish, Portuguese, British and German dialects, pidgin Hawaiian. I am not an expert in languages, however, just a curious explorer.

Proceedings and Conference Presentations: 

1984 Northwest Anthropological Conference, Spokane, Washington, undergraduate presentation on malnutrition in the U.S.