Professional & Service Activity

Academic Service

San Jose State University

University & College Committees—Search Committee for the Director of the H & A Student Success Center – August –October, 2014; Graduate Studies & Research Committee: Fall 2013-present; H & A model dossier presenter for the University RTP Workshop –Sept. 2014; RTP Committee for the College of Humanities & the Arts: 2013-14; College of Humanities & the Arts Greeter from Commencement: 2005-present; Student Success Committee of the Senate: 2006-2009; SSCP (Single Subject Credential Program) Committee—2005-present; AUTEC (All University Teacher Education Council—2005-2006; CSMP (California Subject Matter Projects)-2005-2013;

English Department Committees –Recruitment Committee—2011-2013; Composition Committee-Fall 2010; Dorothy Wright Award Committee – 2006-present; Director of the English Credential Program, June 1, 2006-present; Curriculum Committee—2005-present; Policy Committee-2007; Peer observation of Lecturers and Assistant Professors –2 per semester; Reappointment Reviews of the English Credential Supervisors; Advising for the English Credential Program; Academic Advising/Transfer Information Sessions/Student Recruitment Activities 2006-present.

Beginning June 1, 2006, I became the Director of the English Credential Program.  The major responsibilities include placement of student teachers; planning and coordinating ENED 365: Seminar in English Education; coordinating the university supervisors of student teachers in English; arranging for English Credential Interviews held each semester; advisement and review of transcripts, attending Single Subject Credential Program meetings; reading and scoring On-Site Writing Samples; and handling all other aspects of administering the English Credential Program.  I also attend the CSU (California State University) English Council meetings twice a year, representing English Education at SJSU.

From August 2005-June 2013, I was an Associate Director of the San Jose Area Writing Project and served as University Liaison in organizing the Saturday Seminar programs, teacher in-services, Young Adult author series, and other activities of the SJAWP. I also co-wrote all the grants for the CWP (California Writing Project) and NWP (National Writing Project).