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University of South Florida, Tampa FL

Degree: Ph.D. in English, 2007


University of South Florida, Tampa FL

Graduate Certificate in Creative Writing, 2004


West Virginia University, Morgantown WV

Degree: M.A. in English, 1973


Fairmont State University, Fairmont WV

Degree: B.A. in English, 1971




Coordinator of Professional and Technical Writing Internship Program
University of South Florida
August 2010 - Present
Develop partnerships with technology-oriented companies and organizations in the Tampa Bay area to support the internship program; place students on an internship basis with professional enterprises consistent with each student's academic background and career goals; manage the internship process and assess intern performance; develop and teach an internship class predicated upon career advancement in the professional/technical communications field.

Assistant Director of First-Year Composition
University of South Florida
June 2009 - August 2010
Collaborate with FYC director in development of goals and policy for a writing program supporting over 4,500 students and nearly 100 instructors each semester; assist in development and administration of curriculum content and new media resources for students and instructors; interview, appoint, and evaluate writing program instructors; manage deployment of in-house SaMvaada online assessment tool throughout the program; 2/2 teaching assignment.



ENC 3248 Communications for IT Professionals
Syllabus and resources for communications and new media course supporting the undergraduate degree in Information Technology. Course proposal approved by the Undergraduate Council in November 2010 and currently is undergoing review for approval by the USF General Education Council.

LIT 3301 Cultural Studies and the Popular Arts: "Carl Barks and the 20th Century American Humorist Tradition"
Syllabus and resources for course offered during the spring 2010 semester.

ENC 3250 Professional Writing Online
Syllabus and resources for distance learning course offered to students in Singapore, spring 2010.

First-Year Composition Program - ENC 1102 Online
University of South Florida
Summer 2008 - Present
Develop and maintain curriculum, syllabus, and Instructor Guide for online composition course; provide ongoing training and direction for 5 distance learning instructors.

Technical Writing Program Curriculum Update
University of South Florida
Spring 2008
Update curriculum to conform with USF Department of English Professional/Technical Academic Learning Compact; prepare syllabi for additional technical communication classes. Revised curriculum submitted March, 2008.



My Reviewers Rubric Solution for Higher Education
Principal author of design document of online tool for composition assessment funded by USF Center for 21st Century Teaching Excellence Innovative Learning-Centered Grant. USF General Education Council has adopted this tool for eventual Gen Ed assessment. Software development currently in progress.



USF General Education Assessment: Critical Thinking and Writing Intensive Courses
Principal author of USF Technology Fee Proposal for development of online rubric and essay grading application for use in all newly-approved Gen Ed courses.
Grant of $81,00 Awarded 08-30-2010.

National Science Foundation
Co-PI, "CCLI: Multi-Departmental Initiative to Promote and Assess High-Quality Writing and High-Level Thinking in an Undergraduate Engineering Curriculum."
Grant Submitted 05-20-2009.

Center for 21st Century Teaching Excellence Innovative Learning-Centered Grants Program
Principal Author, "First-Year Composition Rubric Enhancement and Assessment Strategy" (with Joe Moxley).
Maximum $10,000 Grant Amount Awarded to fund SaMvaada Rubric Solution for Higher Education, February 2009. Additional funding provided by the USF Office of Decision Support, October, 2009.



The Mailer Review
The Norman Mailer Society
Associate Editor
November 2008 - Present



August 2007 - Present


Continuing Instructor, University of South Florida

  • ENC 2210 Technical Writing
  • ENC 3246 Communications for Engineers
  • ENC 4260 Advanced Technical Writing
  • ENC 1101 Composition 1


Summer 2007


Adjunct Instructor, University of South Florida

ENC 3246 Communications for Engineers


August 2005 - December 2005


Instructor, University of South Florida

ENC 3211 Communications for Engineers


August 2004 - May 2007


Graduate Teaching Associate, University of South Florida

  • ENC 3211 and 3246 Communications for Engineers
  • ENC 2210 Technical Writing
  • ENC 3310 Expository Writing
  • LIT 2000 Introduction to Literature
  • ENC 1102 Composition II (online)
  • ENC 1101 Composition I


December 1986 - November 2001


Senior Consultant, Collier-Jackson/Geac/Atex

Taught classes for newspaper software systems, including in-house training for new associates; provided advanced customer training at newspapers, user group conferences and regional training seminars.




Technical Writing, Composition; New Media; Modern British and American Literature



History of Technical Communication; New Media in the Writing Program Context; Graphic Novels and Sequential Art; William Morris and The Pre-Raphaelites; Otto Rank and Psychoanalytic Criticism



Graduate-level Classes Completed at University of South Florida
  • EME 6425 Microcomputers for School Management
  • EME 6936 Web Page Design
  • EME 6936 Distance Learning
  • EME 6936 Telecommunications in Education
  • EME 6930 Hyperscripting



  • Modern Language Association
  • National Council of Teachers of English
  • Conference on College Composition and Communication
  • Society for Technical Communication
  • The William Morris Society
  • The Norman Mailer Society
  • The Academy of American Poets



Alice Hearne Award for Outstanding Doctoral Candidate, University of South Florida

James Paul Brawner Writing Award Honorable Mention for "Dualistic Tension and Tradition in The Warden," West Virginia University



Ph.D. Dissertation
"'A Woman's Face, or Worse': Otto Rank and the Modernist Identity"
Major Professor: Phillip Sipiora

M.A. Thesis
"Sexuality and Comic Vision in William Morris's Later Prose Romances"
Director: Hayden W. Ward




ENC 4940 Professional/Technical Communication Internship
Syllabus and resources for a class supporting the Technical Communication and New Media internship. Course has been submitted to the Undergraduate Council for approval effective the summer 2011 term.



"D. H. Lawrence and Otto Rank: The Rainbow Intersection." Journal Article.



"Norman vs. Ernest: Influence and Identity," The Mailer Review4:1 (Fall 2010): 90-103.

"The Blue Hour," Advance Review of Dwayne Raymond, Mornings with Mailer in The Mailer Review 3:1 (Fall 2009): 674-78.

"Jefferson's American Aesthetic and the Paintings of John Trumbull" in Florida English 3 (2005): 73-82.

Review of Catherine Robson, Men in Wonderland: The Lost Girlhood of the Victorian Gentleman in Nineteenth-Century Feminisms 5 (2001): 90-93.



"Mutual Interest: Mailer and Hemingway." The Norman Mailer Society 2010 Conference, Sarasota, FL, November 4-6, 2010.

"Two Castles, One Forest: Norman Mailer and Mikhail Bulgakov." The Norman Mailer Society 2009 Conference, Washington, DC, October 23-24, 2009.

"Reconstructing Mailer: Identity, Appropriation, Desire." The Norman Mailer Society 2008 Conference, Provincetown, MA, October 16-19, 2008.

"Rank, Yeats, and the Modernist Identity." CAS Graduate Research Symposium, University of South Florida, April 2007.

"Identity and Utterance in A Journey to the Western Islands of Scotland." ESGA Fall Colloquium, University of South Florida, March 2007.



Learning-Centered Grants 2010 Selection Committee Member
Center for 21st Century Teaching Excellence, February 2010

Senior Project Mentor
Mitchell Heirholzer, "Xcenda Data Recovery Plan,"
Department of Information Technology, University of South Florida Polytechnic, Lakeland, Spring 2009.



First-Year Composition Program Policy Committee
Member, 2008 - Present

First-Year Composition Program Task Committee
Member, 2008 - Present

Charles F. Brooks Award in Technical Writing
Award Jurist, 2009 & 2010

First-Year Composition Program
Collaborator, Summer 2008 & Summer 2009

Co-Chair, First-Year Composition Program Bullitzer Awards Committee 2009
Direct Technical Communications students in format and design for annual FYC awards publication and website.

Rhetorical Situations: A Journal of First-Year Composition 2009
Direct ENC 2210 Technical Communications students in format and design for annual FYC awards publication and website.

First-Year Composition Program Bullitzer Awards 2008
Direct ENC 4260 Advanced Technical Communications students in format and design for annual FYC awards publication and website.



Member, Sigma Tau Delta English Honorary

Co-Editor, Alpha Point, English Department Literary Publication, Fairmont State University



Project Manager
Publishing Business Systems, St Paul MN
Managed on-site newspaper software implementation and conversion projects for new corporate customers; developed project plans and managed resources for implementations.

Senior Consultant
Collier-Jackson/Geac/Atex, Tampa FL
Lead consultant for computer software customer support, documentation development, system testing, training, and installation coordination; provided advanced executive training at user group conferences and regional training seminars.

Operations Manager
Schurz Communications/The Herald-Mail, Hagerstown MD
Coordinated installation and management of newspaper circulation software systems; managed department resources and operations.

Assistant Circulation Director
Schurz Communications/The Herald-Times, Bloomington IN
Supervised and evaluated newspaper circulation department associates; trained employees in department procedures and software use.



Proficient with a diverse group of operating systems and software, including:

  • Microsoft Windows OS; MS Office applications, including Word, Power Point, Excel, Access, and Outlook; MS Project Manager; MS Internet Explorer and other web browsers; MS SharePoint 2007 collaboration manager; miscellaneous web search engines; Adobe Acrobat Professional document creator

  • Adobe Design Premium CS4, including Dreamweaver web development tool and InDesign desktop publishing; Authorware e-learning application creator; Camtasia Studio screen recorder; Blackboard, WebCT, WebEX, and Elluminate e-learning content management and online conferencing software; Pearson Education MyCompLab online English composition assessment and exchange site

  • MS SQL server; HP MPE/iX, Open VMS, IBM RISC System/6000 AIX, HP 9000 HP-UX and other SQL client/server architectures and applications

  • Build, maintain, and regularly upgrade networked, 6-unit personal PC/Server cluster



Extensive technical and professional writing for Collier-Jackson/Geac/Atex published in hardcopy and/or CD-ROM formats:

  • World Class Series Circulation User Guide and Pre-Installation Guide
  • Technical design specifications for newspaper software development
  • Request for Proposal responses
  • Formal financial and business practice audits for newspapers
  • Trip reports and project status reports
  • Multimedia presentations for trade shows, conferences, and regional training seminars



Timberline Press - Books Handcrafted by Clarence Wolfshohl
Small press poetry publisher, custom design, active at timberlinepress.com
through December 2010.
Publishing house subsequently acquired and site developed/URL maintained by another press.

Michael L. Shuman, Ph.D.
Personal site, adapted open source design, at mshuman.com