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  1. 1. Kim J. Palmore De Anza College, Cupertino 21250 Stevens Creek Blvd. ▪ Cupertino, CA 95014 408-674-3005 Email: Education Ph.D. University of California, Riverside English, June 2010 Playing and Passing: Identity Expression and the Destabilization of Gender Construction George Haggerty (chair), Kim Devlin, and Steven Axelrod MA California State University, Long Beach English, May 2003 BA California State University, Long Beach English, December 2000 AA Long Beach City College, Long Beach Liberal Arts, May 1998 Awards/Honors/Fellowships Kristine M. Scarano Memorial Endowed Scholarship 2009 Award based on academic achievement and commitment to peace, social justice, and feminist concerns Prolit: PhD Programme in Literature, Scholarship: Fiction +Reality. Resisting Texts. 2008 Full support for a one-month international book project. One of ten chosen from a world-wide call Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität. Munich, Germany. Eugene Cota Robles Award: Fellowship at University of California at Riverside 2004-2008 This elite, four-year fellowship package is based on diversity, high potential and promise, and a desire to pursue an academic career in teaching. Graduate Dean’s List of University Scholars and Artists 2003 Awarded to only three graduating Master’s students in the Humanities Outstanding Comprehensive Exam 2003 The Isabelle McCaffrey Horn Memorial Scholarship: Fiction Award 2003 University competition for short fiction Summa Cum Laude 2000 Awarded for a cumulative 4.0 GPA Current Employment De Anza College, Cupertino: Department of English Instructor: Winter 2012- Present Preparatory Reading and Writing Skills (EWRT 211) This 5 unit course focuses on development of abilities necessary for college level reading and essay writing. Emphasis is on writing in response to critical questions about assigned readings. Reading and Composition (EWRT 1A) This five unit course serves as an introduction to academic reading and writing. Close examination of a variety of texts (personal, popular, literary, professional, academic) from culturally diverse traditions. Practice in common rhetorical strategies used in academic writing.
  2. 2. Palmore 2 Composition of clear, well-organized, and well-developed essays, with varying purposes and differing audiences, from personal to academic. Reading, Writing, and Research (EWRT 1B) This five unit course focuses on development of analytical, comparative skills in reading and writing. Academic (interpretive, analytical, argumentative) writing based largely on reading of literary/imaginative texts linked by a common theme or issue. Outside research leading to analysis, comparison, and synthesis in documented research paper. Literature and Composition (EWRT 1C) This five unit course applies the analytical, critical, and synthesis skills developed in English Writing 1A and 1B to the ways meaning can be made in the diverse cultural, social, and historical contexts in prose, poetry, and drama by reading and analyzing texts and critical interpretations and by composing critical responses, analyses, and arguments. Critical Reading, Writing, and Thinking (EWRT 2) This five unit writing course is designed to prepare students for research and argumentation. Students will study the principles of argumentation, such as the logical structure of arguments, how to use evidence effectively, and how to move an audience, and they will practice generating, structuring, and supporting their own arguments through guided practice and formal writing projects. Creative Writing (EWRT 30) This four unit class introduces writers to fiction, poetry, drama, and creative non-fiction, thorough both critical analysis and intensive practice. Introduction to Fiction (ELIT 10) This four unit class is an intensive study of fiction and includes reading, discussion, and analysis of structure and meaning in selected novels and short stories. Major American Writers: 1914- Present (ELIT 48C) This four unit course focuses on the reading and critical analysis of representative works by major writers such as Faulkner, Hemingway, Hurston, Morrison, Fitzgerald, Hughes, Wright, Ellison, Williams, Cisneros, Stevens, Sexton, Eliot, Vonnegut, Pynchon, O’Connor, Plath, Carver, Wilson, and O’Neill. Previous Teaching Experience California State University, Long Beach: Department of English Instructor: Fall 2003-Fall 2009 Basic Writing Skills (English 001) A pre-baccalaureate course for students not quite prepared for freshman English. Basic course in writing, offering intensive practice in every stage of writing process. Writing strategies at the level of word, sentence and paragraph. Methods for developing and organizing ideas in coherent essays. Conventional mechanics, spelling, and grammar. English Composition (English 100) A required composition course. Writing, revising, and editing non-fiction prose, with emphasis on exposition and argument. Critical reading strategies for research. Satisfies the baccalaureate degree requirement for one course in written composition in English. American Ethnic Literature (English 375) Upper Division: study of texts that demonstrate the diversity and perspective of various ethnic authors. Themed with a “passing” motif, this course emphasized the dual nature of the passing concept as both a reinforcer and destabilizer of social constructions. Modern Drama (398) Upper Division: Continental, English, and American drama from Ibsen to the present. 20th Century British Literature (457/557) Upper Division: Prose and poetry of Shaw, Conrad, Yeats, Lawrence, Joyce, Woolf, and others emphasizing artistic experimentation and the development of modern value systems.
  3. 3. Palmore 3 Seminar in British Literature (659) Graduate Level: Intensive studies in English literature from about 1900 to the present. Authors whose work may be included in this course include Woolf, Forster, Conrad, Joyce, Lawrence, and Shaw. University of California, Riverside Assistant Director, Composition Program, Fall 2006-Spring 2007 Worked closely with Professor Rise Axelrod, the director of UCR’s first-year Composition Program. Mentored graduate student teaching instructors in various approaches to teaching introductory writing courses. Lectured on syllabus building, time management skills, grading methods and policies, daily lesson plans, and essay assignments. Presented workshops to show the benefits of incorporating technology, like Blackboard, into the classroom. English 301 Introduction to the Teaching of English Flexible program of meetings and workshops specifically devoted to orienting apprentices and transfer TAs to the writing program at UC Riverside. Individual and group conferences. Concentrates on the problem of organizing and teaching ENGL 001A, ENGL 001B, and ENGL 001C or its equivalent. ENGL 302 Teaching Practicum Flexible program of meetings and conferences on the problems and techniques of writing instruction most pertinent to Basic Writing or to ENGL 001. Teaching Associate, English Composition, Fall 2005-Spring 2007 and Fall 2008-Spring 2009 English 4 (English Writing-Developmental Composition) Covered ground rules of academic inquiry and exchange in English writing. Focused on critical reading of assigned texts, organizing essays, honing syntax, and asking and answering academic questions. Used the online system Blackboard to communicate with my students, to post course materials, and to have students post sections or early drafts of their work in progress. English 1A (Beginning Composition) Introduced students to the strategies of personal writing in a multicultural context. English 1B (Intermediate Composition) Emphasized the transition from personal to public writing in a multicultural context. Teaching Associate, Winter 2007 20th Century American Literature (English 32) Designed lesson plans for and taught three discussion sections for lecture course. Wrote and graded essay assignments. Used Blackboard to stimulate discussion by having students post a question about the text and then hypothesize an answer. Students worked on their own entries and added to others’ comments. Administrative Experience University of California, Riverside Director, Professional Development, Graduate Division, July 2010 to January 2012 Create and develop programs that contribute to the professionalization of the graduate students at UCR. Direct the GradPREP program, which includes a long-standing Teaching Assistant Development Program and multiple two-year old programs: Graduate Student Mentoring, English Language Development, and University Teaching Certification. Opened both a new Graduate Student Writing Center and a Graduate Student Resource Center in 2011. Supervise 6 GradPREP coordinators and 22 graduate student mentors; Oversee 60 incoming mentees and 800+ University TAs. Other responsibilities include grant writing, grant management, website development, event planning, staff, faculty, and student coordination, and project presentations.
  4. 4. Palmore 4 Teaching Assistant Development Program, Coordinator, August 2009-July 2010 Provided various levels of training for UCR’s 800+ Teaching Assistants. Mentored instructors, Supervised mentor TAs, organized instruction orientations, managed workshops, and counseled TA mentors in their various interactions with TAs. Accomplishments: revitalized a stagnant program, turning it into a vibrant department within the Graduate Division. For more about this program, please see the website at Scholarly Development Publications “Subversive Ruptures in Time: The Liberation of Gender in Virginia Woolf’s Orlando.” Resisting Texts: Exploring Positions in a Complex Relationship. Eds Brigitte Rath and Stefan Schukowski: Munich, Germany: Meidenbauer, 2011. Work Submitted “Transgender Articulations in Hall, Kane, and Feinberg.” Journal of Lesbian and Gay Studies. Under review. Work in Progress “Professionalizing First-Generation Graduate Students: Issues, Approaches, and Solutions.” Guest Speaker “Adjusting Projects and Capturing Results: UCR’s Graduate Mentoring Program.” FIPSE Project Directors Conference. Washington D.C. December 2010. “Rap Music, Gender Codes, and Cultural Oppression.” Phillips Graduate Institute: Encino CA. September 2003. Chaired Panels Presiding Officer. “Teaching with Technology and the Internet.” Pacific Ancient and Modern Language Association. 111th Annual Conference of the Pacific Ancient and Modern Language Association. Bahia Resort Hotel, San Diego CA. November 2013. Presiding Officer. "Gay and Lesbian Literature." Pacific Ancient and Modern Language Association: Chaminade University, Honolulu, HI. November 2010. Panel Chair. “British Modernism.” Featuring four graduate students from CSULB. (Dis)junctions Conference 2008: University of California, Riverside. Riverside CA. April 2008. Conference Presentations “Subversive Ruptures in Time: The Liberation of Gender in Virginia Woolf’s Orlando.” Pacific Ancient and Modern Language Association. 111th Annual Conference of the Pacific Ancient and Modern Language Association. Bahia Resort Hotel, San Diego CA. November 2013. “Enhancing the Classroom Experience through Technology: The Processes and Advantages of an Online Component.” Pacific Ancient and Modern Language Association. Seattle University, Seattle. October 2012. “Mentoring for Professionalization.” Career Advising and Mentoring Conference. The UC Partnership for Faculty Equity and Diversity. University of California, Irvine. November 2011.
  5. 5. Palmore 5 “Mentoring First-Generation Graduate Students.” 2011 Mentoring Conference “Learning Across Disciplines.” The Mentoring Institute at the University of New Mexico. Albuquerque, NM. October 2011. “Nurturing the SEED: Mentoring Working-Class Students.” Working-Class Studies Association Conference. Chicago Center for Working-Class Studies. Chicago, IL. June 2011. “Classing Queers: Heteronormativity, Culture, and Queer Conventions.” How Class Works Conference. Suny Stonybrook. Long Island, NY. June 2010. “Transgender Articulations in Sarah Kane's 4.48 Psychosis and Cleansed and in Leslie Feinberg's Stone Butch Blues.” Modern Language Association. San Francisco, CA. December 2008. “My Àntonia” Western Literature Association: 41st Annual Conference: Feeling Western. Boise State Univeristy. Boise ID. 25-28 October 2006. “Dismantling Time.” (Dis)junctions Conference: University of California, Riverside. Riverside CA. April 2006. “Fears, Jeers, and Queers: Homosexuality Constructed for the Male Gaze.” (Dis)junctions Conference: University of California, Riverside. Riverside CA. April 2005. “Clothing, Sex, Compulsory Heterosexuality and Hetero-gendered Pairings in Shakespeare’s Twelfth Night” Eleventh Annual California State University Shakespeare Symposium. California State University, Fullerton. December, 2001. Research Interests Twentieth Century British and American Literatures; Queer Studies; Minority, Gender, Class, and Feminist Studies; Writing and Writing Centers. Professional Affiliations Modern Language Association Pacific Ancient and Modern Language Association Western Literature Association Working Class Studies Association Professionalizing Instruction in Composition Advanced Teaching Practicum (English 302): Fall 2008; Winter, Spring, Fall 2009 Teaching Composition Practicum (English 301): Fall 2005; Winter, Spring, Fall 2006; Winter 2007 Introduction to Teaching of English Composition (four day intensive workshop): UCR Fall 2005 Directed Research: Teaching Composition (English 697): CSULB Fall 2002; Spring 2003 Theories and Practices of Composition (English 535): CSULB Spring 2003 Directed Studies in Composition (English 497): Individual Instruction: CSULB Spring 2001 Languages Spanish Proficiency in speaking, reading, and writing Oral Communication (Spanish 314) Advanced Spanish I and II (Spanish 312/13)
  6. 6. Palmore 6 Cuernavaca, Mexico: Cetlalic Language Institute: three-week intensive, 2000. Salamanca/Barcelona, Spain: Don Quijote Language Institute: four-week intensive, 2001. French Fair in speaking, reading, and writing The Art of Translation (French 460) Intermediate Conversation (French 214) Paris, France: Accord, Ecole de Langues: three-week intensive, 2003. Other Professional Experience Academic Coach Private Enterprise 1999-2009 Coached students from second grade through first year of college. Worked with students on both school projects and material beyond the traditional curriculum. Goal for program: teach critical thinking skills via reading and writing projects. Focus on literature: texts from the Early Modern period, including a full survey of Shakespeare; novels, drama, and poetry from the 18th and 19th Centuries, including Austen, Dickens, and Twain; and a full curriculum of 20th C British and American works from authors like Conrad, Joyce, Woolf, Beckett, Stoppard, Faulkner, Cather, Hemingway, Steinbeck, Williams, Miller, and August Wilson. General themes: racial minorities, gender, class, colonialism, and modernism. Specific topics: Utopia/Dystopia/Anti-utopia, Passing, and The American Dream. Advanced topics: Justice, Education, and Ethics and Morality via Nietzsche, Marx, Plato, Cicero, Bacon, Thoreau, King, and Woolf. Writing projects: formal poetry to creative drama to literary criticism to argumentation. College entrance: choosing schools, writing application essays, and preparing for interviews. University/Department/Professional Service Literature Committee 2012-Current Assist in creating, organizing, and staffing literature classes at De Anza College. AGEP Summer Project for Underrepresented Minorities, Summers: 2010 and 2011 Developed and facilitated a series of workshops to help 25+ incoming grad students write essays for NSF fellowships. Read and provided feedback on those essays. SACNAS (Society for Advancement of Chicanos and Native Americans) Conferences: 2010 and 2011 Volunteered to work on the SACNAS conference organizing committee. Designed layout of booth, managed technology and communication systems, and recruited students.