MAPW Alumni Profiles
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Michelle Abbott (Spring 2003)
Adjunct Instructor at Georgia Highlands College and a freelance copywriter, specializing in the healthcare and craft industries.In fall '08, she plans to attend Georgia State's PhD program in English.
Jeff Alexander (Fall 2001)
Adjunct Instructor of English at Kennesaw State University
Mark Anthony (Summer 2006)
Presented ?Bridging the Digital Divide: Teaching Composition to the Emergent Digital Culture? at the SAMLA Annual Convention, Charlotte , North Carolina , November 2006. Hired for Spring Semester as Adjunct Instructor in the English Department at North Georgia College and State University teaching two sections of English 1101. Appointed Graduate Research Assistant in the Writing Across the Curriculum program at Georgia State U. Will be writing the help files and performing usability testing on in-house web-based software application that provides an online assessment tool for assessment and feedback of writing assignments by professors, WAC Writing Consultants, and peer groups. The application also facilitates documentation of the assessments for use by the WAC as well as for accreditation purposes.
Jessica Arledge (Summer 2001)
Marketing Director for Housesmart Home Inspections and President of Contractors Corner, an advertising publication
Cindy Bee (Spring 2010) pursuing MFA in Creative Writing at Queens University in Charlotte , N.C.
Mauro Bisiachi (Spring 1999)
Teaches English at Floyd College
Traci Blanchard (Fall 1999)
Teaches World Literature and Annual at Lassiter High School
Eleanor Blount (Fall 2001)
Eleanor completed her Ph. D. in English, Creative Writing Program on August 2, 2008 at UGA. She is starting as a tenure-track Assistant Professor at Tuskegee University.
Lauri Bohanan Goodling (Spring 1999)
She has been hired as a tenure-track instructor of English at Georgia Perimeter College.
Sue Bowron (Spring 2005)
Had an article titled "Want Fries With That?- How applying a fast-food sales model can improve your banl's cross-sell opportunities" accepted by the Georgia Bankers Association July 2005 newsletter.
Lee Brame (Fall 2003)
Appointed to a three-term on the Claiborne County(TN) Planning Commission.
John Brooks (Spring 2007)
Teaches English Composition as an adjunct professor. He is also employed as a corporate director of marketing.
Callie Brown (Summer 2008)
Instructor at Atlanta Christian College. She has also started a new business, Callisa Press.
Cheryl Anderson Brown (Fall 2000)
Public Relations Specialist for the School of the Arts at Kennesaw State University
Peggy Brown (Fall 1998)
Head of the English Department and teaches English for the International Baccalaureate program, honors American literature and Creative Writing at Woodland High in Bartow County, Georgia.
Sean Brumfield (Spring 1997) has been named the new executive director of the Atlanta Center for Civic Engagement and Service Learning at Georgia Perimeter College. Brumfield received his doctorate in higher education from the University of Georgia. Brumfield comes to GPC from Chattahoochee Technical College in Marietta. From 2006 to 2009, he served as faculty director of service learning, and chair of the Humanities and Social Sciences Department, as well as instructor of English and Humanities. Brumfield also was the lead English instructor from 2002 to 2006 at the college and was the coordinator of developmental studies and the learning center. Prior to his job at Chattahoochee Tech, he was an adjunct instructor at Kennesaw State University.
Chris Burdett (Spring 2003)
Recently completed his MFA in Creative Writing at Georgia College & State University in Milledgeville; he was a Teaching Fellow at GCSU while in the program and is now teaching there as an adjunct. He has also published a handful of poems and stories in the last couple of years in publications such as Pulp and Dagger, The Mysterious Traveler, KidVisions, and Aoife's Kiss. Visit his web site, www.chrisburdett.com , for more details.
Jeanine Burns (Summer 1999)
Adjunct Professor at Chattahoochee Tech and also teaches at Sylvan Learning Center
Althea Craig Caces (Spring 1997)
Completed law school and started her own law practice.
Dianne Callahan (Fall 1999)
Marketing Manager with LEXIS Publishing
Jennifer Carnahan (Fall 1998)
Self-employed - Carnahan Communication
Jeff Cebulski (Summer 2002)
Teaches English at Burlington (WI) High School and teaches Composition and Research at Bryant & Stratton College in Milwaukee, WI
Jennifer Clifton (Summer 2008)
Doctoral Student, English Education/Curriculm & Instruction at Arizona State University
Susan Cochran (Fall 2001)
Cochran Copywriting, a freelance copywriting, editing, and proofreading company
Marsha Cohen (Fall 1997)
Teaches as a full-time instructor in the Department of Communication at Kennesaw State University and pursuing a PhD at Georgia State University
Anne Marie Collins (Spring 1997)
Technical writer at Systems Atlanta, Inc.
Joy Conn (Spring 1999)
Public Affairs Manager - Alabama for GTE Service Corp.
Elizabeth Connell (Spring 2000)
Secretary/Treasurer of Georgia Golf Construction, Inc.
Leslie Cook (Summer 2005)
Held an adjunct post at Georgia Highlands, where she taught English 0099 and 1101. Acted as lead technical editor of the Voluntary Voting System Guidelines under the guidance of KSU's Dr. Merle King, Chair of the CSIS department. She is currently working on editing a literacy document for the Huron-Perth Board of Education in Southwestern Ontario.
Carie Wallace Crane (Summer 2002)
Examination Writer for LOMA (Life Office Management Association)
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Bridget Doss (Fall 1998)
Part time faculty tutor, tutoring English at Chattahoochee Technical College and part-time instructor teaching Developmental English in the Department of University Studies at Kennesaw State University
Eric Durocher (Fall 1999)
Communications Director at Atco.
Ron Dulaney (Fall 2004) is a lecturer of Management and Marketing at Clayton State University in Morrow, Georgia.
Mimi Dyer (Summer 1997)
Instructional Lead Teacher at Kennesaw Mountain High School, National Board Certified Teacher in English/Language Arts, and part-time instructor at Kennesaw State University. Mimi received her Ed.D in Educational Leadership on May 31, 2005, from Nova Southeastern University. Her doctoral thesis was titled Evaluation of The Kennesaw Mountain Writing Project's Teacher Leadership Development Program.
Endora Feick (Fall 2002) She is full-time faculty in English Humanities and Arts at Nashville State Community College. Also she is a doctoral candidate at the University of Memphis in Tennessee studying Higher Ed Administration.
Kathleen Fesuk (Summer 2005, Certificate in Creative Writing and KMWP creative writer in residence)
Had "Carol Burnett, Inebriated" published in the Summer 2005 issue of Wicked Alice and "Why the Seasons Will Bring One Trunk for Us Both" published in the Summer 2005 issue of Stirring. Her poem "Making Things Plain Again" appeared in the October 2005 issue of The Healing Muse and "Answer to a Flower's Existential Dilemma" appeared in the November 2005 issue of Red River Review. The Winter 2005 issue of The Kennesaw Review included her poem "Female Epidemic," and the Spring 2006 issue of Atlanta Review included "The Yankee Speaks of Kennesaw." "Brick's Aside to a Moviegoer, 1958" and "Blooming" was included in the March 2006 issue of Gin Bender and "If Not an Apple" will appear in the June 2006 issue of Rock and Sling.
Marc Fitten (Summer 2005)
He edits the Chattahooche Review. In a "major" new deal, Bloomsbury US and UK have acquired world English rights in Valeria's Last Stand, his first novel. The book, which is due to be published spring '09, is a modern day fable about a spinster living in a small town in Hungary, where the author was based in the 1990s.
Donald Gammill (Summer 2009) is teaching at Georgia Highlands College and Atlanta Christian College.
Andrea Galloy (Spring 1997)
Vice President, Client Service, WordOne, LLC; adjunct instructor of Communication at Kennesaw State University
Ruth Gaulke (Spring 1998)
Web Content Editor at MGMA in Englewood Colorado
Carissa Craig Gilman (Fall 2000)
Managing Editor of The American Journal of Human Genetics currently based at Emory University
Terry Gramoglia (Fall 1999)
Attorney specializing in General Business law. Also does some free-lance editing.
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Patsy Hamby (Summer 1999)
Division Head of English at Hiram High School. Part-time faculty at KSU (Learning Support). Master teacher for KSU.
Gordon Harrison (Summer 1998)
Associate Vice President for External Affairs and University Relations
Kathy Hart (Fall 1998)
Technical writer writing software/hardware manuals and online help for a refrigeration controls company
Susan Hartley Wimberly (Winter 1998)
Chief Learning Officer and Vice President of Professional Services for ExecuTrain
Jan Heidrich-Rice (Summer 2006)
Wrote several pieces for publication in Quilt Magazine this past spring and summer, including "Bold Scraps of Southern Life," about the quilters of Gee's Bend, Alabama (June/July 2006). She also had three short pieces published in I Do For Brides (Summer/Fall 2006). In July 2006, she accepted a position as Grants Manager with Atlanta Legal Aid Society, Inc. She is responsible for researching, writing and tracking proposals for funding the organization's numerous units and projects; she also serves as staff writer on special assignments.
Lauren Highfill (Spring 2008) was hired as communication specialist for the National Peanut Board in Atlanta.
Kim Hill (Spring 2009) is working as a part time instructor at Chattahoochee Tech.
Beverly James (Spring 2010) has signed with Mary Grey James of the East/West to represent her novel.
Dana Jenkins (Spring 2001)
Ph.D. student in Public Communications at Georgia State University
Angie Jennings (Spring 2007)
Adjunct English professor and runs aiellejai, a communications firm. She is also working to self-publish a novel, Twist. You can check out more about it and hear audio chapters at www.callmetwist.com.
Mary Elizabeth Johnson (Summer 2001)
Teaches 6th grade in Douglas County School District in Castle Rock, Colorado
Christi Jones (Summer 2008)
Pickens High School Instructor beginning August 2008
Annette Davitte Kazerouni (Fall 1997)
Account Executive and Business Development Executive with Infinity Promotions Group
Kathryn Kiernan (Spring 2002)
Works in Atlanta as the Adult Education Project Coordinator for the Girl Scout Council of Northwest Georgia and publishes the Learning Opportunities catalog
Leah Knight (Fall 2002)
Manager - ChemCare Systems
Bobbi Kornblit (Summer 2005)
Teaches "Grammar for Professionals" at Emory's Professional Learning Programs. In May 2006, she led a workshop, "Grammar for Writers" at the Georgia Writers Association's Spring Literary Festival. One of her short stories will appear in December 2006 in North Point of View: Tales of Alpharetta and Beyond. Bobbie had a feature article, "Georgia Aquarium Lures Fish Fans," appear in the November 2005 issue of Atlanta Intown."Night Flight," her short story won first place in the Cliffhanger contest sponsored by the Woodlands Writers Guild based in Texas. The award included a cash prize.
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Bernadette Lambert (Summer 1999)
Literacy Specialist for Cobb County Schools
Walter Lawrence (Fall 2005)
His article "Heaven's Landing" appeared in the August/September 2005 issue of The AutoPilot magazine (Mid-Atlantic Edition). The magazine of the KSU College of the Arts published his article, "A Woman with Vision: Roberta Griffin," in the summer of 2005, and R.E. Magazine published his article, "Getting to the Bottom Line," in April 2006. Lawrence has also published several anthologies. His poems "Keelo" and "My Woods" and his nonfiction story "Prince of Cheap" appeared in Lessons Learned, Volume II in the summer of 2005. In October 2006, he had his fiction story "The Package" and his nonfiction story "The Bargain King" published in the North Point of View:Tales of Alpharetta and Beyond.
Trish Long (Spring 1998)
Senior Medical Writer for Ingenix International
Kathy Lynn (Fall 1997)
Teaching graphic arts part time at Chattahoochee Tech and freelancing graphic arts, photography, and writing
Krystina Madej (Spring 2001)
2001-2007 PhD student at Simon Fraser University's School of Interactive Arts and Design (Vancouver Canada). Completed her dissertation in December 2007.She has recently joined the Center for Imaginative Education at SFU as a Post Doctoral Fellow (see at ierg.net and imaginativeeducation.org)where she will continue to research narrative as a means of enculturation.Her first novel Engaging Imagination and Developing Creativitiy in Education received prestigious recognition from SIBA, March 10, 2010.
Dennis Martin (Spring 2001).
Feature story on Ms. Sandy Riley, Angel Flight Southeast volunteer pilot, Angel Flight board member, and world traveling missionary, titled "A Very Special Angel," was published by the Lake and Sumter Style Magazine (Florida) in its July 2006 edition. He also had a feature story on the Town & Country Ford Parts Department,Alabama's largest ford parts supplier, published by The Southern Automotive Journal in its "Supplier Spotlight" section (June 2006 Edition), and a feature story on Gwinnett Place Honda's Parts Department published by The Southern Automotive Journal in its "Supplier Spotlight" section (October 2006 Edition). His novel Days of the Endless Corvette won the 2008 Georgia Author of the Year Award for First Novel.
Emmanuel Martin (Summer 1998)
His first book is set to be published by Carroll and Graf, an imprint of Avalon Books. The book, currently titled Endless Corvette is a humorous, southern tall tale about love and car repair set in central Georgia in the '70s. It is scheduled for release, June 2007.
Nancy McDaniel (Spring 2004)
Supervisor of the Writing and Reading Centers at Georgia Perimeter College on the Dunwoody campus and serves as an adjunct instructor and the faculty advisor to the Writers' Circle. Nancy had "When Mommy Goes to Heaven" accepted by Gilgal Publications to be included in The Gilgal Meditations Series, a collection of articles on coping with different forms of grief. The book is scheduled to be released Spring 2006.
Michelle Medved (Fall 2001)
Part-time Instructor of English at Kennesaw State University
Caroline Mooney (Fall 2004)
Teaches 7th grade literature and reading at Dalton Middle School.
Milka Mosley ( Summer 1997)
Teaches Honors English at Sequoyah High School
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Kevin Polin (Summer 2003)
Has had an article published in the bi-monthly journal, Marathon and Beyond, May/June 2005 edition, "Lessons froma 100-mile Virgin."
Carol Pope (Summer 2002)
Assistant Director of Disabled Student Support Services and also manages the web site for the Student Development Center at Kennesaw State University
Regina Rameizl (Summer 1998)
Editor-in-Chief for Health Net Inc. in a Managed Care Health Plan
Jan Readling Phillips (Winter 1997)
Teaching full time in the Department of Communication at Kennesaw State University
Ryan Reece (Summer 2002) He is now Assistant Professor of English at Dalton State College. Also he is working to complete his EdD in Learning and Leadership at the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga and a Graduate Certificate in Children's Literature from Penn State University.
Perry Rentz (Fall 2001)
Teaches Technology and Videography at South Central Middle School
Pamela Reynolds (Summer 2005)
Received third place in nonfiction at the 2006 Greater Augusta Arts Council Porter Fleming Writing Competition.
Lillian Richey (Spring 2000)
Has had a short story titled "Striking Gold" published in the June 2005 issue of Southern Exposure.
Bernie Schneider (Spring 2009) is beginning a communications position with a pharmaceutical company in Germany.
George Seaman (Summer 1999)
Teaches World Literature at Kell High School and teaches part time at Kennesaw State University
Lisa Shaver (Spring 2002)
Pursuing a PhD in English with a specialization in Rhetoric and Composition at Miami University, Oxford Ohio
Karen Shelnutt (Fall 1998)
Self-employed. Freelance writing.
Cheryl Shinall (Fall 1998)
Editor for the training department at Home Depot
Sarah Anne Shope (Winter 1997)
Teaches at Kennesaw State Continuing Education
Audrey Skinner Eitel (Fall 1997)
Instructional designer at Media 1st
Andrew Smith (Fall 2002)
Supervisor for Professional Development for Cobb County Schools.
Christy Smith (Spring 2005)
Won third place in the fiction category in the Porter Fleming Writing Competition for her short story "There Are Places I'll Remember." She read an excerpt from the story at the Arts in the Heart of Augusta Festival on September 18, 2005. Her non-fiction work, "Women of Faith: A Study of American Muslim Women in Gwinnett County, Georgia," was a finalist in the Emerging Writers Contest sponsored by the Southern Women's Writers Conference at Berry College. Christy is a staff reporter for the Gwinnett Daily Post newspaper in Lawrenceville. She has several freelance articles published in AutoPilot Magazine, Cobb Living, Coosa Valley Living and North Fulton Living Magazines. She also serves as an adjunct professor at Georgia Perimeter College. Fall 2006 she taught remedial writing for the Regents' Essay Exam.
W. Scott Smoot (Summer 2001)
Teacher of History and Play Writing at The Walker School in Marietta
Cheryl Stiles (Spring 2003)
Has poems appearing or forthcoming in issues of Atlanta Review, Borderlands: Texas Poetry Review, Wisteria, and Modern English Tanka. In May she gave a poetry reading and workshop at the Three Rivers Regional Library on the GA coast (Brunswick/Saint Simmons Island), and in June she gave a reading for the Kennesaw Mountain Writing Project. This year she launched La Vita Poetica Press, a small press dedicated to the production of limited edition, handcrafted chapbooks. She is a second-year Ph.D. student in English at Georgia State University. Cheryl Stiles' "Different Planes of Sensuous Form," an essay and annotated bibliography about Elizabeth Barrett Browning wil appear in the fall 2007 issue of Victorian Periodicals Review published by the University of Toronto Press. She has poems forthcoming in the journal The Healing Muse and in String Theory, a booklength anthology of creative works inspired by contemporary physics.
Laura Stoughton (Fall 2000)
Has published her first book of poetry titled Twenty Minutes in Vegas.
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Ellen Taber (Spring 2000)
Full time English Instructor at Kennesaw State University and professional writer.
Has published two books with co-author Polly Cooper, Tybee Days and Sand Between Our Toes.
Lauren Thomas (Fall 2008) hired as Media Relations Coordinator at Reinhardt College.
Allen Thompson (Spring 1997)
Is in the dissertation phase of Ph.D. in Education and Human Resource Studies at Colorado State University. He is the Director of Graduate Enrollment Mgmt. at the University of Denver's Daniels College of Business.
Dawn Tolbert (Spring 2002)
Vice President for Public Relations at Shorter College. She is working toward a Doctor of Education degree at Union University.
Melissa Vickery (Spring 2000)
Assistant Director, Technology Training at KSU Continuing Education
Mary Walker (Summer 1999)
PhD student in Adult Education at The University of Georgia in Athens, GA and completing a Certificate in Gerontology. Continues to provide emergency and critical care nursing at Wellstar Health System's Paulding Hospital
April Wallace (Fall 2001)
Full-time Instructor as a Middle School and High School Computer Teacher at North Cobb Christian School. Also teaches part time at Floyd College/Acworth campus as an English 1101 & 1102 instructor
Connie Watjen (Spring 2006)
Part-time English Instructor at Georgia Highlands College and a freelance writer
Frances Weyand (Summer 1998)
Director of Media Relations and Editorial Services at Kennesaw State University
Yvonne Wichman (Spring 1999)
Teaches in the English department at Kennesaw State University
Leslie Wolfe-Cundiff (Summer 2004)
Has finished her Master's of Arts in teaching in July 2007 as part of KSU's first cohort for the degree and is teaching English (9th grade literature and composition and 12th grade British literature) at Centennial High School in Roswell .
Angela Lane Woods (Fall 2002)
Administrative Director at Alpha, Inc. Also Freelance Commercial Writer
Gina Woods (Spring 2001)
Part-time instructor of English at Kennesaw State University
Sandra Wright Taylor (Fall 2005)
Has been working as a contributing editor to the Chattahoochee Review since graduation. She has also served as the Townsend Prize for Fiction award luncheon coordinator, a biennial award for the best fiction writer in Georgia, which took place at the Ritz Carlton in downtown Atlanta in April 2006. Taylor has co-authored a book (working title, Homeward Bound) that is a history of public government policy toward veterans since the Revolutionary War. It is to be published by Greenwood Publishers and will be placed in libraries across the United States. Additionally, Taylor has had various articles published in MD News, a trade magazine marketed to physicians.