Diane's Curriculum Vita


Employers and Positions

Cabrillo College

  • Interim Student Learning Outcomes Coordinator Fall 2019-spring 2020
  • Faculty Co-Chairperson (w/Georg Romero) 2019 Accreditation Prep, Spring 2016-Fall 2019
  • English Instructor 1998-present
  • Writing Center Director/English Instructor, 1998-2000 and 2002-2011
  • English Program (department) Chairperson, 2003-2006 and 2008-2009
  • Basic Skills Coordinator, 2006-2009
  • Interim Reading Program Chairperson, spring 2006
  • English Division Chairperson, 2000-2002 (English, ESL, Reading & Journalism Departments)

Northeastern University

  • Continuing Lecturer, English Department, June 1997-June 1998
  • Instructor, School of General Studies, September 1997-March 1998
  • Instructor and Graduate Teaching Assistant, English Department, Northeastern University, Boston, MA, September 1995-June 1997
  • Editorial Assistant, Richard Wright Newsletter, English Department, September 1996-June 1998
  • Assessment Reader and Administrative Assistant, English Department, August 1996-June 1998
  • Editorial Assistant, Sojourner (Anthology of poetry from the literary journal of the same name), February 1998-June 1998
  • NU Graduate Fellow, Martha's Vineyard Workshops on the Teaching of Writing, Summer 1996
  • Writing Center Tutor, English Department, January-March 1996

University of California, Berkeley

Electrical Engineering Department
  • Faculty Assistant, January 1994-July 1995
  • Undergraduate Assistant and Scheduler, January 1993-August 1993 (maternity leave substitute)

University of California, Santa Cruz

  • Undergraduate Teaching Assistant, "America and Americans" (AS 001), spring 1991
  • Undergraduate Teaching Assistant, "Introduction to Feminism" (WS 001), fall 1990
  • Co-Founder, Mixedblood Student Alliance, January 1990
  • Cook and Staff Coordinator, Sierra Service Project, Round Valley Native American Reservation, Covelo, CA, June-August 1989 and 1990

Department & College Service

Cabrillo College

  • English Department Composition Committee 1998-2009 and 2017-present
  • English Department Writing Awards Committeee, 2011-2017
  • CCFT (faculty union) Communications Director, Fall 2012-spring 2014
  • Cabrillo Matriculation Advisory Committee, 1998-2009 and 2010-2011
  • Disabled Student Services Case Conference attendee, 1999-2008
  • Puente Mentor, 2001-2002 and 2006-2007
  • CCFT Division Representative, 2007-2008
  • Cabrillo Curriculum Committee, 2000-2003
  • English Division Basic Skills Committee, 2000-2002
  • English Division Writing Center Committee, 1998-2002
  • Division Chair Councilmember, 2000-2002, 2000-2002
  • Council on Instructional Planning, 2000-2002
  • Faculty Senator, 1999-2000
  • Technology Committee (Faculty Senate Rep.), 1999-2000
  • English Department Program Planning (several committees 1999- 2000)
  • Cabrillo Swing Club Faculty Advisor, 1998-1999

Northeastern University

  • Graduate Student Association (EGSA) Representative to the Writing Programs Committee, English Department, September 1996-June 1997
  • Book Selection Committees, Basic Skills and First Year Composition, English Department, spring 1996 and 1997

Professional Development

Cabrillo College

  • Co-Organizer of multiple flex workshops/year as Accreditation Faculty Co-Chair, fall 2016-spring 2019
  • August 2017 Flex co-presenter: "Engaging with Colleagues to Support Students: English and the Library"
  • August 2016 Flex co-presenter: "Information Literacy Pathways"
  • August 2014 Flex co-presenter: "Composition and Connectivity"
  • August 2008 Flex co-presenter, "The Emerging Scholars Institute: Moving Forward"
  • February 2008 Flex co-presenter, "Great Student Writing: English Writing Awards"
  • August 2007 Flex co-presenter, "Imagine..." Planning a Title V Grant
  • June 2007 graduate On Course I Three-Day Workshop (Facilitator Jonathan Brennan)
  • February 2007 Flex co-presenter, "Great Student Writing: English Writing Awards"
  • February 2007 Flex co-presenter, "Basically Cabrillo: a Town Hall Meeting to Discuss Progress to Date on Basic Skills
  • January 2004 Flex panelist, "Travel/Foreign Language Study" and co-presenter, "Using Rubrics in the Teaching of Writing"
  • August 2002 Flex coordinator, "Basic Skills at Cabrillo" and "Educators in Industry" Tour Leader, Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk
  • August 2001 Flex coordinator, "Reading and Writing Across the Cabrillo Curriculum"
  • June 2001 Educators in Industry Tour Leader, EDS/Seaside
  • January 2001 Flex panelist and coordinator, "Eligibility for English 100"
  • January 1999 Flex co-presenter, "Writing in the Wide World: strategies for using the internet to teach writing"

Northeastern University

  • Co-Facilitator, Writing Programs faculty development workshop: "Whose Academic Discourse? Workplace Literacies and the Writing Curriculum," English Department, April 1998
  • CO-Facilitator, Writing Programs faculty development workshop: "Race and Gender Issues in the Classroom," English Department, December 1997
  • Workshop CO-Facilitator, 1997 TA Training: "Handling Emotions in the Classroom," English Department, September 1997
  • Workshop CO-Facilitator, 1996 TA Training: "Commenting on Student Papers," English Department, September 1996

Colloquia and Publications

"The California Crash at One Community College: Cabrillo College Writing Center/ESL Lab," in Praxis: a Writing Center Journal. University of Texas, Austin. Volume 1, Issue 1 (Debut issue), Fall 2003.

Presenter (with Winnie Baer): "Corequisite Support Classes at Cabrillo College in English." Reinventing Transfer: An Intersegmental Faculty Forum to Increase the Transfer-Ready Pool of Students Conference, San Jose City College, April 19, 2002 (sponsored by UCSC and Community College Regional Council).

Conference Panelist (with Topsy Smalley): "A Collaborative Call to Action: Information Literacy for the Community College Student in the Age of Electronic Sources." English Council of California Two-Year Colleges State Conference, Sacramento, CA, October 18, 2001.

Book Review: Where We Stand: Class Matters, by bell hooks (Routledge 2000). In Politics and Culture, an online journal of Cultural Studies, Issue 4, December 2000.

"Institution as Text: A Community College Grapples with Affirmative Action." Politics and Culture, an online journal of Cultural Studies, Issue 4, December 2000.

Conference Panelist: "Negotiating Identities through Narratives." National Council of Teachers of English Stories in the Classroom Conference, Tucson, AZ, April 30, 1999.

Book Review: The Color of Jazz: Race and Representation in Postwar American Culture, by Jon Panish (University Press of Mississippi 1997). In The Richard Wright Newsletter, Fall/Winter 1997-1998.

Guest Lecturer, America and Americans (AS 001): "Native American Boarding Schools in Ceremony, by Leslie Marmon Silko" University of California, Santa Cruz, spring 1991.

Awards and Recognition

  • Faculty Appreciation Award, Cabrillo College, December 2007 for Writing Center Director
  • Early Tenure, Cabrillo College, November 2000
  • Faculty Appreciation Award, Cabrillo College, spring 2000 for Swing Club Advisor and Faculty Senate
  • Faculty Appreciation Award, Cabrillo College, fall 1999 for English 1A
  • "Excellence in Teaching" Award for Graduate Teaching Assistants, Northeastern University, June 1997
  • MA Comprehensive Examination Medalist (8 out of 8 Honors), English Department, Northeastern University, May 1997
  • Graduate Essay Contest Winner in both Writing and Literature, English Department, Northeastern University, May 1997