Ph.D. student, Dept. of Geography, University of Minnesota
414 Social Sciences, 267 19th Ave. S, Minneapolis, MN 55455
Phone: 612-298-0003 | Fax: 612-624-1044 | firstname.lastname@example.org
2008-Present Doctorate of Philosophy in Geography (anticipated 2013), University of Minnesota,
Advisor: George Henderson
1997-1999 Master of Arts in Teaching, English Education, University of Iowa
1993-1997 Bachelor of Arts in English with honors and highest distinction, University of Iowa
2007-2008 Teaching Specialist, Dept. of Writing Studies, University of Minnesota
2004-2007 Teaching Specialist, General College, University of Minnesota
2002-2003 Adjunct instructor, English Dept., Anoka-Ramsey Community College, Coon Rapids,
2000-2002 Adjunct instructor, English Dept., Kirkwood Community College, Cedar Rapids, IA
2008-present Graduate School Fellowship (3 yrs.), The University of Minnesota
2006 Technology-Enhanced Learning Grant, Digital Media Center, University of
Minnesota ”In Your Ear, On the Air, For Your Eye: Podcasting and Wikis as
Tools of Universal Instructional Design”
1997 Collegiate Scholar (for top graduating undergraduates), University of Iowa
1996 Kuhl Prize, for the best undergraduate essay on Shakespeare, University of Iowa English
1993-1997 Presidential Scholarship, University of Iowa
Shannon, J. (2007). “Engaging the Tensions of Service Learning.” Academic Exchange Quarterly, 11(3).
Shannon, J. (2010). Tinkering with the black box: Building better measures for the complexity of regional
food systems. Association for the Study of Food and Society/Agriculture, Food, and Human Values
Society, Society for the Anthropology of Food and Nutrition Joint Conference, Bloomington, IN.
Shannon, J. (2007). Writing the Dissonance: Using collaborative texts to enhance service learning.
College Conference for Composition and Communication. New York City, NY.
Shannon, J. (2007). All That Jazz: A Service Learning Partnership with KBEM-FM and North High
School. (poster) College of Education and Human Development Research Day. University of Minnesota,
Shannon, J. (2003). Catching the Rhythm: Using popular film and music as text in the composition
classroom. Two-year College Teaching Association-Midwest Conference. Cleveland, OH.
Shannon, J. (2010). A Taste for the Invisible: Public Health, Nutritionism, and Sustainable Urban Food
Systems. Association of American Geographers Annual Meeting, Washington, D.C.
Shannon, J. (2005). The U Online: One model of a web page assignment. General College Writing
Program Conference. University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN.
Shannon, J. (2007). Best Practices for Blogging and Podcasting. Educational Technologists Forum,
University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN.
2010 Research Assistant for Prof. Steve Manson, Dept. of Geography, University of Minnesota
2009-2010 Researcher, Southeast Minnesota Foodshed Planning Initiative, University of Minnesota,
Summer 2010 Teaching Assistant for Geog3561: Principles of GIS, Dept. of Geography, University of
2007-8 Teaching Specialist for Writ1301: University Writing, Dept. of Writing Studies,
University of Minnesota
2004-7 Teaching Specialist for GC1421: Composition I, GC1422: Composition II, and GC1423:
Service Learning, General College, University of Minnesota
2002-2003 Adjunct faculty for Eng1121: College Writing and Critical Reading (online and
traditional) and Eng950: Elements of College Writing, Anoka-Ramsey Community
College, Coon Rapids, MN
2000-2002 Adjunct faculty for Composition I and II, Dept. of English, Kirkwood Community
College, Cedar Rapids, IA
SERVICE TO THE ACADEMY
2008-9 Committee member, TA and Pedagogy committee, Dept. of Geography, University of
2006-7 Co-chair, Council of Academic Professionals and Administrators, General College,
University of Minnesota
2006 Committee member, New major working group, General College, University of
SERVICE TO THE COMMUNITY
2009-present Tutor for elementary students at Loring School, Minneapolis MN
2009 Map design and area analysis for the Latino Economic Development Center,
2008 Map design for International Cesarean Awareness Network of the Twin Cities
2004-2005 Tutor for elementary students at Willard School, Minneapolis, MN
2003-2004 Instructor for a writing workshop at HIRED, Minneapolis, MN
1999-2000 Tutor for adult learner at Kirkwood Adult Literacy Program, Iowa City, IA
1998-1999 Tutor for Spanish speaking immigrants at West Liberty Adult Literacy Program
West Liberty, IA
Smetanka, M. J. (2010, July 5). Farmers markets take root in burbs. Minneapolis StarTribune.
2009-present Agri-food Studies Reading Group (co-organizer), University of Minnesota
2008-present Association of American Geographers
2005-2008 College Conference on Composition and Communication
1996 Phi Beta Kappa, University of Iowa