Ph.D. Literature

University of Dallas, Irving TX, May 2006

►Dissertation: “My Kind of Comedy: An Exegetical Reading of Flannery O’Connor as Medieval Drama”

TX Teacher Certificate

University of Dallas, Irving TX, May 1999 ►Field: Secondary School English Language and Literature

M.A. English

Southern Methodist University, Dallas TX, August 1996 ►Specialization: Creative Writing/Short Story

►Thesis: Bahalana, Filipino-American short story collection

B.A. English, cum laude

University of Dallas, Irving TX, May 1994 ►Phi Beta Kappa, Spring 1994






Eastfield College, Mesquite TX: 2006-present

  • ENGL 1301 Composition I
  • ENGL 1302 Composition II
  • ENGL 2333 World Literature II

Visiting Scholar

Mountain View, Dallas TX: 2004-2006

  • ENGL 1301 Composition I
  • ENGL 1302 Composition II
  • ENGL 2322 British Literature I: Fall 2005 only
  • ENGL 2323 British Literature II: Spring 2005, Spring 2006 only
  • ENGL 2333 World Literature II: Summer II 2006 only

Assistant Professor

Paul Quinn College, Dallas TX: 2002-2004

  • ENGL 113 Composition I
  • ENGL 123 Composition II

Adjunct Instructor


North Lake College, Irving TX: 1999-2002

  • DWRI 090 Developmental Writing 090: Spring 2000
  • DWRI 091 Developmental Writing 091: Fall 1999, Fall 2000, Spring 2002, Summer 2002
  • DWRI 0100 Developmental Writing 0100: Summer 2002
  • ENGL 1301 Composition I: AY 2001-2002
  • ENGL 1302 Composition II: Summer 2002

Substitute High School Teacher


Irving Independent School District, Irving TX: May 1999

  • Various subjects, ranging from Physical Science to Remedial Math

Student Teacher


MacArthur High School, Irving TX: January-March 1999

  • AP ENGL IV Advanced Placement English IV (British Literature Emphasis)
  • ENGL IV Regular-track English IV (British Literature Emphasis)





Web Designer

Isquibibble’s online art gallery and store, http://www.looklookair.com Fall 2006 launchdate

Graduate Assistant

University of Dallas History Project: School Archives, University of Dallas, Irving TX, 2001

Shakespeare Association of America, Southern Methodist University, Dallas TX, Fall 1994-96

Department Head

Customer Acct Management Processing Dept, Quaker State Corporation, Irving TX, 1997-98





Lead Faculty/ Coordinator

Core Curriculum Evaluation Design Team's English Discipline Subcommittee, Eastfield College, Spring 2007

Committee Member

Literary & Fine Arts Festival Committee – League for Innovation Student Literary Competition Campus Coordinator ►Eastfield College, 2009-present

Search Committees:  ►Mountain View College, 2004-2005  ►Eastfield College, 2006-2007


Diversity Committee: Eastfield College, Spring 2007


Adjunct Instructor Excellence in Teaching Award Committee: Eastfield College, Fall 2006


Mexican-American Studies/Literature District Committee: Dallas County Community Colleges, Dallas TX, 2005-2006


Service Learning Committee: Mountain View College, 2005-2006


Academic Advising/ Learner Assessment Program Committee: Paul Quinn College, 2003-2004


Writing Center Grant-Writing Committee: Paul Quinn College, Spring 2004

Faculty Observer

Adjunct Instruction: Eastfield College, Spring 2007

Faculty Marshal

Graduation Commencement: Mountain View College, Spring 2005





Faculty Advisor

Kappa Sigma Delta (National Honor Society of Two-Year Colleges): Eastfield College, Spring 2008-present           

The Write Spot (student creative writing club): Eastfield College, Fall 2006-Spring 2007





Panelist, Co-Moderator

"Augustine on Love," Institute of Philosophic Studies (IPS) Colloquium, University of Dallas, Irving TX, Apr 2001

Paper Presenter

"The Palimpsest Narrator: The Hybridized Nature of the Inadequate Storyteller in Devi's 'Pterodactyl' and Rushdie's

      The Moor's Last Sigh," Women's IPS Colloquium, University of Dallas, Irving TX, Feb 2000

Author, Editor, Web Designer

Rowena’s World personal literary website, http://rowenasworld.org/, Spring 1999 - present


Rowena’s World: Poems and Short Stories, Morrisville: Lulu.com, 2007. ISBN 978-1-4303-0599-6






National Council of Teachers of English, Spring 2008- 2010


Modern Language Association, Spring 2005- Spring 2008


Dallas Community College Faculty Association, Dallas County TX, Fall 2004 – present


Association of Texas Professional Educators, 1998-99


Polidori Society (creative writing association) http://polidori.wordpress.com Irving TX, Fall 1993-Fall 2007





Reading Proficiency

Spanish, German, Latin





Graduate Assistantship

McDermott Fund Graduate Assistantship, University of Dallas, Irving TX 2001-02

Graduate Assistantship, Southern Methodist University, Dallas TX, 1994-96


Braniff Graduate School Tuition Scholarship, University of Dallas, Irving TX, 1999-2003

Louise Cowan Scholarship, University of Dallas, Irving TX, 1999-2000

English Department Scholarship, Southern Methodist University, Dallas TX, 1994-96

Southwest Presidential Scholarship, University of Dallas, Irving TX, 1990-94






Rhetoric and composition, education, blogosphere, creative writing, science and technology, textile crafts, martial arts




Dissertation Director

Dr. Eileen Gregory, Professor of English

University of Dallas



Current Supervisor

Ms. Rachel Wolf

Dean of Arts, Language and Literature Division

Eastfield College



Past Supervisor

Dr. Don Baynham

Associate Vice President

Former Dean of Business & Fine Arts and Language & Literature Divisions

Eastfield College



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