OUTSIDE CONSULTING WORK:
(2010) Evaluator of proposal for a new edition of Grania by Emily Lawless, for Broadview Press, January
(2009) Evaluator of a proposal for a book about teaching college literature, for the National Council of Teachers of English (NCTE), April
(2008) Evaluator of manuscript of novel, The Agitator by Walter Keady, for Syracuse University Press, June.
(2008) Evaluator of grant proposal for Irish Research Council for Humanities and Social Sciences (IRCHSS), Dublin, January.
(2007) Evaluator of the scholarship of Dr. Peter Quigley, University of Hawaii, for promotion to professor, August.
(2000, 2002) Evaluator of book proposals for Catholic University
(1997) Evaluator of the scholarship of Dr. Ann Owens Weekes, University of Arizona, for promotion to associate professor, Fall.
(1995-96 and 1998-99) Evaluator of grant applications, Faculty Professional Development Council, Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education.
(1995) Evaluator of book manuscript on William Carleton for Catholic University Press, June.
(1993-94) Consultant and workshop leader for Slippery Rock University's English Department's year-long, SSHE-grant-funded project on Practicing Theory in Teaching Literature,
(1993) Author of citation 2013 presented to James Plunkett, recipient of the 1993 Butler Literary Award, 2013 at the University of Limerick, Ireland, by the Board of Directors of the Irish American Cultural Institute; written at the request of its executive director, September.
(1993) Evaluator for five-year review of Bloomsburg University's English Department, March.
(1990) Evaluator of book manuscript on Irish novelist John Banville, Syracuse University Press, October.
(1989) Member of National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) panel that evaluated seventy-two 1990 Summer Stipend research grant proposals, December.
(1989-91) Adjunct Professor, Union Graduate School, Cincinnati, as advisor to Paula Pratt's doctoral project.
(1989) Evaluator of the scholarship of Dr. Marilyn Throne, Miami University of Ohio, in regard to her application for full professor; selected and appointed by their English department chairperson, Summer.
(2012) Program Chair, 35th annual national Appalachian Studies Association conference, IUP, March 23-25, and member of the ASA's national steering committee (2011-12).
(1990-92) Member-at-large (one of three elected officers assisting the president) and Program Chair, Mid-Atlantic Association for Irish Studies
(1982) Program Chair, New England Association for Irish Studies
OTHER PROFESSIONAL MEMBERSHIPS:
Modern Language Association
International Association for the Study of Anglo-Irish Literature
American Conference for Irish Studies
Canadian Association for Irish Studies
Celtic Studies Association
Irish-American Cultural Institute
American Federation of Teachers
English Association of the Pennsylvania State Universities
UNIVERSITY AND DEPARTMENTAL SERVICE:
(1987-1991) Director of Graduate Studies in Literature, IUP Department of English; led Ph.D/Literature and Criticism program, with 15 new courses; through IUP Senate approval; lead M.A. programs, Literature and Generalist, with 11 new courses, through IUP Senate approval (including also Teaching English and TESOL tracks of part of our whole new M.A. package proposal)
(1987-1991) Editor, Graduate Literature Newsletter
(1985-1988) Founder and Director, The Summer Program in Dublin, Pennsylvania Consortium for International Education.
(1983-1984) Director of the Irish Studies Program, University of Massachusetts--Boston
(1987-2013) Official mentor to numerous doctoral students and teaching associates in Literature
(1987-1991) Major advisor for all English graduate students in Literature
(1984-87) English Majors Advisor
(1986-87) English Education Majors Advisor
(2008-2011) English Department Summer School Committee
(2008, 2003-2006, 1993-1995) Graduate Literature Teaching Associates Appointments Committee
(2006-2013) IUP university-wide Northern Appalachian Studies Committee
(2003-2004) Literary Analysis (ENGL 122) Teaching Circle, B. A. English program
(2002-2013) Ph.D. Literature Admissions Committee
(2000-2013) Coordinator of student recruitment for the Graduate Literature Program
(1996-2003) APSCUF Committee on Sabbatical Issues (Co-chair, 2002-03)
(1989-2013) Graduate Faculty Review Committee, English Department
(1987-2013) Graduate Literature Program Committee (Chair, 1987-91)
(1994-97) Chair, B. A. Program Revision Task Force; led program revision, with 27 new courses, through IUP Senate approval
(1995-99) M. A. Literature Admissions Committee
(1992-97) University-Wide Sabbatical Committee
(1991-1995, 1996-99) Program for Majors Committee
(1992-97) Ad-hoc committee to revise B.A. program in Literature
(1993-1995) English Departmental Promotions Committee
(1986-1995) Graduate Committee (Co-Chair, 1987-91), IUP English Department
(1993-1994) Graduate Literature Program Steering Committee
(1991-1993) Elected by department to APSCUF Re2013ative Council
(1991-1992) Freshman English Committee
(1990-1991) Search committee for Associate Graduate Dean for Research.
(1990-1991) Provost's International Task Force Committee.
(1988-1991) Doctoral Advisory Council, IUP
(1988-1991) Doctoral Coordinators Group, IUP
(1988-1991) Evaluation and Tenure Committee, IUP English Department
(1987-1988) Literature Program Resources and Administration Subcommittee (Chair)
(1987-1988) Literature Program Student Affairs Subcommittee (Chair)
(1985-1991) IUP English Department Elected Representative to the University Senate
(1987-1990) Recruitment and Selection Committee, IUP English Department
(1986-1988) Travel and Budget Committee, IUP English Department
(1984-1987) Committees to develop syllabi for EN 216, 217, 350, 352, 372, 373, 380, 382, 480, 752, 764, 765, 784, and 785
(1986-1987) Ph.D. Program in Literature Subcommittee, IUP English Department
(1986-1987) English Education Pool, IUP English Department
(1985-1987) IUP Senate Graduate Committee
(1985-1987) IUP Senate Graduate Committee Curriculum Subcommittee
(1985-1987) IUP Senate Graduate Council
(1985) Chairperson, IUP Senate Graduate Subcommittee to Examine Standing Graduate School Policies
(1985-1987) IUP English Department Program for Majors Board
(1985-1986) IUP English Department Task Force on Writing Advisory Committee
(1985) Meet and Discuss Subcommittee on Degree Eligibility of IUP Teaching Staff
(1982-1984) English Department Curriculum Committee, UMass-Boston
(1981-1982) English Department Personnel Committee, Northeastern University
(2010) Gave 2013ation to the IUP Reflective Practice group, March.
(2009) Chaired panel of English and Geography faculty 2013ations on Place, English Department Undergraduate Conference, February.
(2008) Gave workshop on how to publish, to EGO (English Graduate Organization), March.
(1993) Delivered two lectures on Irish Literature to high-school students at IUP English Day.
(1989) Served on an IUP "mock NEH panel" responding to a grant proposal as part of Dr. Gerald Stacy's workshop.
(1989) Co-Initiator, IUP English Graduate Student Conference Day.
(1986) Nominated Professor Patrick Hartwell, Winner of the 1986 IUP Distinguished Faculty Award for Research. I wrote the letter of nomination and assembled his supporting materials.
Proposer, sponsor, fund-raiser, and writer of text for state historical marker commemorating Edward Abbey at Home, Pa., through the Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission and the Historical and Genealogical Society of Indiana County. Marker dedicated on September 28, 1996.
"Ireland and the Irish Theatre," Lecture, Slide-Show, and Discussion for the "Mornings with the Professors" Series, IUP School of Continuing Education, 7 November 1985.
Clerk, Friends Meeting at Indiana, PA (Society of Friends--Quakers), 1986-1988.
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