Department of Geography
Job Description: Provides secretarial support for graduate students, staff, faculty and the Department of Geography.
Worked at KSU since: January 2013
Employment Prior to Kent State University: Bronner Bros. located in Marietta, Ga.
Likes Most About Kent State University: The warm and friendly welcome that I have received from students, staff and faculty members.
Attraction to Kent State University as an Employer: I was once a student worker (a while ago) and enjoyed the experience.
Resides in: Akron, Ohio
Hometown: Stow, Ohio
Education: Kent State University. Go KSU!!!
Hobbies: Cooking, eating, shopping and hair styling
Department of English
Job Description: Research and teaching in subject areas of textual editing and American literature. Research includes textual analysis of Harriet Beecher Stowe’s Uncle Tom’s Cabin and editing letters of Walt Whitman’s mother Louisa Van Velsor Whitman for Whitman Archive. Courses that I have taught have included American literature historical surveys, honors colloquia, Great Books and special topics on Stowe and Mark Twain and American captivity novels.
Worked at KSU since: August 2008
Employment Prior to Kent State University: For about a decade, a technical writer in North Texas with specialties in tax software and toll-road management software. At University of Nebraska-Lincoln, I helped to launch a digital project on Civil War Washington, D.C.
Likes Most About Kent State University: In a department in which scholarly editing is recognized as one of the things that scholars of English literature do.
Attraction to Kent State University as an Employer: Kent State, on Modern Language Association job list, advertised the only position in the nation that called for scholarly editing and preferred 19th-century literature.
Resides in: Kent, Ohio
Hometown: Weimar, Texas (town of then 2,000)
Education: B.A., Texas Lutheran College; M.A., University of North Texas; Ph.D., University of Virginia
Hobbies: Tex-Mex cooking