UNIVERSITY TEACHING

Sep 2014 - Jul 2016

IPEK UNIVERSITY 

Lecturer, Department of English Language and Literature

I designed and taught new curriculum in the English Department and the Academic Writing Program, including interdisciplinary academic writing and creative writing seminars, a folklore elective, and a project-based course on critical thinking team-taught with colleagues from several academic departments.

Aug 2007 - Aug 2012

WEILL CORNELL MEDICINE IN QATAR

Writing Center Coordinator and Lecturer, Department of Premedical Education

I  developed  one  of  the  first  full-service  writing centers in the region, where I gave writing consultation for students, staff, and faculty, designed and led  workshops  on the writing process,  and  created  tailored  learning  plans  for  at-need  students.  I  also  founded  a  Peer  Consultant  program;  trained and supervised a team of writing peer tutors; created a library of writing resources; composed  annual  administrator  reports and assessments; and served as a Founding Executive Board Member of the Middle East-North Africa Writing Centers Network.

  • Linked Stories (ENG 170)

  • MCAT Verbal Reasoning

  • Peer Consultant Training Course 

Aug 2005 - June 2007

CORNELL UNIVERSITY

Lecturer, Department of English

I taught core first-year writing seminars and a topic of my own design in the John S. Knight Institute for Writing in the Disciplines, where I served as Assistant Course Leader for the Linked Stories course cluster. I also designed and taught creative writing in the Department of English.

  • Creative Writing (ENG 281)

  • Linked Stories (ENG 170)

  • Myth, Memory, and the American Western (ENG 157)

 

SECONDARY SCHOOL TEACHING

Jul 2017 - Aug 2017

Faculty Mentor

In this intensive, project-based summer residential program for gifted Omani teenagers, I served as loco parentis, co-taught 21st-century skills in an integrated curriculum (Communications, Research and Critical Thinking, and ICT) with an interdisciplinary faculty team, led extracurricular activities,  and taught workshops on test-taking, college admissions, and public speaking.

Jul 2014 - Aug 2015

Peer Mentor Supervisor

I developed and led a Peer Mentoring program, including training in leadership, intercultural competence, ethics, social responsibility, teamwork, diversity awareness and inclusion, and conflict resolution.

Jun 2007 - Aug 2007

Instructor, Center for Talent Development

I designed and taught Nonfiction Honors, Creative Writing Honors, and the College Admissions Essay at this summer residential program for gifted high school and middle school students.

Sep 2005 - Dec 2005

LANSING RESIDENTIAL CENTER

Volunteer Instructor

I taught Introduction to Poetry in a medium-secure correctional facility for adjudicated 13- to 17-year-old girls.

 
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