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Betsy P.
Experienced Professor of English and Humanities
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About Betsy
With over 20 years experience teaching at the college level, I believe that learning can and should be fun and exciting. I would love to work with you to develop and refine your talents and skills in research and writing and to guide you toward reaching your highest potential in pursuit of your academic and professional goals.
Teaching Experience
I love helping students to explore, and find significance in, the highways & byways of literary and linguistic history as well as the rich global cultures of art, language, and mythology. After completing my interdisciplinary doctoral degree in Medieval Studies, I began teaching at a midwestern university where I created and taught dozens of on-line and on-site classes about the History of the English Language, British Literature, Medieval World Literature, English Composition, and other subjects. In my 20+ years of university teaching...
University of Connecticut
Medieval Studies
Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.)
1995 - 2005
University of Connecticut
Medieval Studies
Master's Degree
1993 - 1995
University of Massachusetts - Boston
Master's Degree
1991 - 1993
Work Experience
2nd Story Commons, Research & Design Consultant, Freelance
2016 - Present
Provide freelance services (research, editing, tutoring, writing, grant writing, web design, archiving projects) for individuals, small businesses, and non-profit organizations
Endicott College | Beverly, Massachusetts, Professional Writing Tutor, Academic Resources
2018 - 2018
Tutored undergraduate and graduate students, face-to-face and online, to expand their understanding of and abilities in all facets of research and writing processes | Broadened and updated expertise in digital content and learning management tools including Canvas, TutorTrac, VitalSource, Big Blue Button, Slack, Google Apps | Researched ways of improving integration of audiovisual learning tools within learning management systems to optimize online synchronous tutoring options for both international and local students
University of Southern Indiana | Evansville, Indiana, Associate Professor of English and Humanities
2005 - 2016
Taught 90+ sections of English (language, literature, culture) and humanities (prehistory to Renaissance) courses to 1800+ undergraduate and graduate students | Designed, implemented, and regularly updated curricula for 20+ semester-long course syllabi in face-to-face, blended, and online formats | Planned and produced educational webcasts, podcasts, and weblogs using social media platforms (YouTube, FaceBook, Twitter, Instagram, Pinterest) as well as digital content creation tools and learning managements systems (including Zoom, VoiceThread,
University of Connecticut | Storrs, Connecticut, Course Instructor
1993 - 2005
Designed, regularly updated, and implemented English Department curricula for 8 composition and humanities courses, taught in more than 50 course sections to nearly 1000 students | Designed and taught summer folklore research seminars for advanced placement high school students | Team-taught art history survey course in Art Department Archival Librarian: Expanded interdisciplinary program library from 200 to 3000+ titles while managing care and preservation of collection| Updated and maintained collections management software to guarantee...
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