Global Development Awards Competition, Global Development Network with World Bank and  Government of Japan.

Graduate Research Fellowships Program, National Science Foundation. 

Mandela Washington Fellowship, “Young African Leaders  Initiative,” US Department of State supported by IREX. 

National Defense Science and Engineering Graduate Fellowship, US Department of Defense and  American Society for Engineering Education. 

Learning Technologies for the Developing World, Workshop for IEEE’s International Conference on Advanced Learning Technologies at UGA, University of Massachusetts Amherst. 




Undergraduate Courses 

English 4990. Special Topics (D.H. Lawrence and his Contemporaries: Studies in Modern Short  Fiction).

English 4955. Modern and Contemporary Drama.

English 3603. Development of the Novel.

English 250/2111 and 2112. World Literature I and II (Regular and Online).

English 2101. Honors Seminar III: Theories and Styles of Leadership.

English 272. Survey of English Literature II (19th and 20th century).

English 265. Advanced Composition.

English 200. Writing Skills Laboratory.

English 151 and 152. Foundations of Business Communication I and II.

English 116. Masterpieces of American Literature.

English 110. Experience of Fiction.

English 101. Composition I Hopps Scholars Program. 

English 101/1101, 102/1102 and 103. Composition I, II and III (Regular and Online). 

Writing Center and Student Support Services, one-on-one Tutoring (developmental to advanced  level).

18th, 19th and 20th century British Literature (U of Delhi faculty taught portions of each course). 

Secondary and Remedial English (U of Delhi parallel to Composition and Developmental  Writing courses in the US).

Continuing Education

Writer’s Studio (3 courses, no numbers). Creative Writing (Fiction) - Basic, Intermediate and  Advanced.

Narrative Medicine: Using Writing to Heal.

Graduate Seminars 

Writer’s Block: Content and Composition series for Humanities; (Business; Natural Sciences and Mathematics; Social Sciences -- three sessions with subject matter expert). 

Theses and Dissertations: From Start to Finish. 

Preparing the Thesis or Dissertation Proposal. 

Preparing a Literature Review. 

Writing for Conceptual Papers, Theses and Dissertations. 

Citation Workshop: MLA and Turabian.

Preparing Fellowship and Grant Proposals. 

Presenting Research at Scholarly Conferences.




Third Place, Poetry (“Age of Aquarius”), Loquat Literary Festival. Ecology Florida and University of South Florida. Spring 2018.


Provost’s Grant for Heinrich  Böll International Summer School, Morehouse College. 2007.

Professional Development Grant for “Internationalizing the Curriculum,” Albany State  University. 2005-2006.

Independent Scholar’s Award for The Sound of Silence. Nominated. Modern Language  Association. 2000. 

Service Award. Waubonsee Community College. 1999.

Outstanding Service Award. Children’s World. 1996.

Jenefer Giannasi Award for Excellence in Teaching Freshman English. Nominated. Department of English, Northern Illinois University. Spring 1995.

Outstanding Student Award. Department of English, Northern Illinois University. May 1993.

Graduate Student Scholarship (Teaching Assistantship with complete Instructor responsibilities).  Department of English, Northern Illinois University. Fall 1988-Summer 1993.

Arnold B. Fox Award for Research Writing. Special Reference. Department of English, Northern  Illinois University. May 1990.

Prize and Placement, Debates, Dramatics, Elocution. Jesus and Mary College. 1980-83.

First Place, Jesus and Mary College in National Cultural Festival. 1980.