Curriculum Vita

Georgia College & State University  

Department of English, Speech & Journalism

Campus Box 044

Milledgeville, Georgia 31061

(478) 445-3177; fax (478) 445-5961



Ph.D. Folklore, 2000
Indiana University,
Bloomington, Indiana  
Concentration in Native American Studies; Minor in Religious Studies
Dissertation: Native American Cultural Renewal & Emerging Identity in Michigan Ojibwe Narratives and in Erdrich’s The Antelope Wife. Committee: Richard Bauman (chair), Raymond DeMallie, Gregory Schrempp, Beverly Stoeltje

M.A. English, 1986  
University of Virginia, Charlottesville, Virginia  
Emphasis in Twentieth Century Literature and Theory  
Thesis: Humor in Kafka. A Freudian analysis of Kafka’s works.

B.A. English, 1983
University of Michigan–Dearborn, Dearborn, Michigan  
Distinction, Honors Program, Class Honors, Distinguished Student Award
Honors Thesis on Contemporary Poetry

2ième French, 1982
Université de Dijon,  Dijon, France (now Université de Bourgogne)
Attained Fluency in Written and Oral French


"Women and Popular Culture" in Encyclopedia of Women's Folklore and Folklife. Eds. Liz Locke, Theresa A. Vaughan, and Pauline Greenhill. Westport, CT: Greenwood, 2009. pp. 469-75.

"A Cosmology of Women." [Poem.] Folklore Muse: Poetry, Fiction, and Other Reflections by Folklorists. Ed. Frank de Caro. Logan: Utah State UP, 2008. pp. 141-42.

"Women and Water in Senegal." Folklore Muse: Poetry, Fiction, and Other Reflections by Folklorists. Ed. Frank de Caro. Logan: Utah State UP, 2008. pp. 32-38.  

 “Louise Erdrich” Encyclopedia of Folktales and Fairy Tales ed. by Donald Hasse, Greenwood Press, December 31, 2007, pp. 304-05.

 “Landscapes of Miracles and Matriarchies in Silko’s Gardens in the Dunes” in Reading Leslie Marmon Silko. Critical Perspectives through Gardens in the Dunes. Edited by Laura Coltelli, Pisa, University of Pisa Press, 2007, pp. 21-36.

 “Frustrating Female Heroism: Mixed Messages in Xena, Nikita, and Buffy,The Journal of Popular Culture, October 2006, vol. 39, issue 5, pp. 729-755.

 “’That Way We Should Be Walking’: A Nishnaabe Woman's Visionary Oratory of Cultural Renewal” Algonquian Spirit, ed. Brian Swann. Lincoln: University of Nebraska Press, 2005, pp. 185-200.

 “‘HEY! GET UP! You got no relations here!’ Native American Humorous Narratives of Cultural Renewal in Michigan,” Midwestern Folklore, vol. 27, no. 1, Spring 2001, pp.18-36.

 “Louise Erdrich,” in The Encyclopedia of Folklore and Literature, Mary Ellen Brown & Bruce A. Rosenberg, editors. Santa Barbara, CA: ABC-Clio, 1998, pp. 186-188.

 “N. Scott Momaday,” in The Encyclopedia of Folklore and Literature, Mary Ellen Brown & Bruce A. Rosenberg, editors. Santa Barbara, CA: ABC-Clio, 1998, pp. 419-420.

 Book Review of Lakota Woman by Mary Crow Dog and Richard Erdoes in Folklore Forum, 24: 1 (Spring) 1991, pp. 100-102 


“Contemporary Native American Animal Tales,” forthcoming chapter in The Folklore of the Upper Peninsula of Michigan, edited by Hilary Virtanen, University of Wisconsin Press.

Coming to Life: Revitalizations of Culture and Identity in Michigan Ojibwe Narratives. Book – passed review stage (currently under revision) at University of Nebraska Press.


“Mything Women – Feminism’s Founding Myth and its Influence Today,” American Folklore Society annual meeting, Boise, Idaho, October 2009

“Images and Imagined Lives of Women from Prehistory to Today,” Southeastern Women’s Studies Association (SEWSA) annual meeting, Boone, NC, April 2009

“Images and Imagined Lives of Women from Prehistory to Today,” American Folklore Society annual meeting, Louisville, October 2008

 “Teaching Literature of the Islamic World,” Teaching the Middle East VI Symposium of the University System of Georgia, Atlanta, October 2008

 “Trickster Lives in Erdrich,” Native American Literature Symposium, Mount Pleasant, Michigan, 2007

"Trickster Lives in Erdrich," American Folklore Society annual meeting, Milwaukee, 2006.

"Landscapes of Miracle and Matriarchy in Leslie Silko's Garden's in the Dunes," American Folklore Society annual meeting, Salt Lake City, Utah, 2004

“Women Weaving the World, Louise Erdrich’s The Antelope Wife as Myth,” Native American Literature Symposium (annual meeting of the Society for the Study of American Indian Literature), Mystic Lake, MN, 2004 

“Miracle and Matriarchy in Leslie Silko’s Garden’s in the Dunes: Pondering the Rhetoric of Women’s Communities,” Southern Humanities Council Annual Meeting in Chattanooga, TN, 2004 

 “A Public Prehistory: Negotiating Culture and Tourism in the Dordogne Region of Southwestern France,” American Folklore Society Annual Meeting, Albuquerque, NM, 2003. 

“Limestone Legacies: From Prehistory to Tourism in Southwestern France,” Southern Humanities Council annual meeting in Athens, GA, 2003 

“Messages in the Media: The Frustrations of Women Superheroes,” American Folklore Society annual meeting, Rochester, NY, 2002 

"'That Way We Should Be Walking' From Alcoholism to Vision and Oratory in Native American Cultural Renewal," South Atlantic Modern Language Association annual meeting, Baltimore, 2002 & American Folklore Society annual meeting, Anchorage, Alaska, 2001 

"Women Weaving the World: Louise Erdrich’s The Antelope Wife as Myth" South Atlantic Modern Language Association annual meeting in Atlanta, GA, 2001  

“Native American Humorous Narratives of Cultural Renewal in Michigan,” American Folklore Society annual meeting in Columbus, Ohio, 2000 

“Folkloristic Literature of Native American Cultural Renewal: Louise Erdrich’s The Antelope Wife as Myth,” American Folklore Society annual meeting in Memphis, Tennessee, 1999 

“Emergence of Identity in Contemporary Nishnaabe narratives,” American Folklore Society annual meeting in Austin, Texas, 1997 

“Sweating Spiritualism: Non-Native American Practice of a Traditional Native American Ceremony,” American Folklore Society annual meeting in Jacksonville, Florida, 1992 

 “Two views of Nature through Wolf Narratives: Cheyenne and Indiana legends,” IU Folklore Institute’s Round Table series (“Native American Worldview at the Quincentennial”), 1992 


Associate Professor of English and Interdisciplinary Studies (tenure 2005), Georgia College & State University, Milledgeville, Georgia, 2005-present

GRADUATE COURSES & SENIOR SEMINARS taught: Folklore & Literature, Native   American Women Writers, Women & Popular Culture, Literature of the Islamic World, Multicultural American Literature, The Nature of Story, Existentialism UNDERGRADUATE INTRODUCTORY COURSES taught: Introduction to Folklore, America’s Diverse Cultural Heritage, In Quest of the Heroic, Children’s Literature, Freshman Composition, Introduction to Literature, Writing about Literature

Assistant Professor of English and Interdisciplinary Studies, Georgia College & State University, Milledgeville, Georgia, 2000-2005

Visiting Faculty Member, Fulbright lectureship in the English Dept. at University of Rijeka, Croatia
Spring 2005 (February - July)   
~ Taught: Research Methods & American Culture and Folklore; plus gave lectures on American Studies throughout coutnry

Faculty Member, Semester at Sea – Institute for Shipboard Education, through the University of Pittsburgh., MV Explorer (ship campus) January – April 2005 (Spring 2005 Voyage)
~Taught: Women and Literature, Literature of Immigration, & Myth, Symbol & Ritual

Visiting Assistant Professor of English, Lund University, Lund Sweden    May 2002 & July-August 2003
         ~Taught: Native American Literature, Written Proficiency, & Marginalized American lit. 

Associate Instructor of English as a Second Language (ESL), Center for English Language Training (CELT), Indiana University, Bloomington, Indiana 1996 – 2000 & summers 1990 – 1994  
aught: Native American Folklore, Native American Literature, Nature in America, American Life, Popular Culture, American Folklore, Short Stories, Communication, Speech, Academic Conversation, Urban Legends, and Utopian Science Fiction, as well as Reading, Writing, Speaking, & Listening

Adjunct Instructor of English, Bay Mills Community College, Brimley, MI (tribal college) 1995 – 1996 (4 semesters)
~Taught: Rhetoric and Composition, Research Paper, and Public Speaking. 

Adjunct Instructor Of English, Lake Superior State University, Sault Sainte Marie, Michigan 1995 – 1996 (3 semesters)  
aught: Freshman Composition and Research Paper Process. 

Associate Instructor of Folklore, Indiana University, Bloomington, Indiana  1992 – 1994  
aught: Introduction to Folklore (as graduate student with Professor John Johnson)

 Associate Instructor of Religious Studies, Indiana University, Bloomington, Indiana 1991 – 1992 (3 semesters)  
aught: Biblical Narratives in Western Culture, Social Ethics

 Adjunct Instructor of English, Radford University, Radford, Virginia  1989 – 1990  
aught: Reading, Writing and Research and Masterpieces of Amer. Literature 


Original Field Research in and around Sault Ste. Marie, Michigan, Summer 2008. Invited participation in language immersion programs and powwows, as well as individual interviews with four members of the community (three of whom work for the tribe in cultural advisory capacities)

Participant in University System of Georgia Faculty Development Seminar to Morocco and Spain, May 2008. Met colleagues, attended lectures, etc.

Fulbright Award to Croatia, Spring 2006 (February through July). Taught for the Faculty of Philosophy at the University of Rijeka, courses in research methods and American studies. Also toured around country to all English Departments and some museums giving guest lectures.

Semester at Sea Faculty member, Spring 2005 Voyage (January through April). Taught English, Anthropology and Women’s Studies through the University of Pittsburgh’s Institute for Shipboard Education. Visited 10 countries (by ship), taught 3 classes (aboard ship), led 3 in-country excursions, and participated on many in-country events in Asia, Africa, and North and South America.

Participant in University System of Georgia Faculty Development Seminar in Eger, Hungary, May 2004. Learned about transition f     from former Soviet Satellite to new member of European Union. Met colleagues, attended lectures, visited sights, etc.

Foreign cross-cultural research in France, Summers 2001, 2002. Conducted tape-recorded interviews with a dozen people for original field research project on issues of identity and cultural renewal in Southwestern France (the Dordogne or Perigord region) surrounding the tourism industry on the prehistoric cave art there. ~2001: Studied art & architecture in Paris, Chartres, the Dordogne (the Perigord), and Dijon, connected to courses at GC&SU & investigated fieldwork & study abroad sites.

Teaching & cultural exchange in Lund, Sweden, May 2002 & Summer 2003. Taught Native American literature to Swedish students in the English dept & interacted with faculty. Lived in university guesthouse with scholars from various parts of the world.

Domestic cross-cultural research in the Eastern Upper Peninsula of Michigan, 1994 - 1996. Researched traditional and contemporary Native American culture, with particular emphasis on narratives and issues of cultural resurgence and identity. Studied Ojibwe language. (For dissertation)

Domestic research in Southern Indiana, Monroe County, Indiana, 1993. Interviewed five women on traditional foodways & produced study as part of the "Maple Grove Road" historical preservation effort.

Domestic research in Bloomington and Monroe County, Indiana, 1992. Investigated (conducted interviews) non-Native American practice of the traditionally Native American "Sweat Lodge" ceremony.

Peace Corps Volunteer in Senegal, West Africa, 1986 - 1988. Studied French, Wolof, minimal Diola, cross-cultural awareness, teacher training, teaching EFL. Worked throughout the ethnically diverse region of Casamance with dozens of different schools (with French and Senegalese colleagues). Visited many villages, studied culture, customs, literature. Traveled throughout Senegal and neighboring countries of Mali, Mauritania, and The Gambia.

Travel to Europe and the Middle East, 1988. Following Peace Corps service, visited 10 countries in 4½ months to explore, observe, discover cultures.

Academic Year Abroad in Dijon, France, 1981 - 1982. Studied French in intensive program involving foreign students from all over the world. Lived with a French family. Also toured Switzerland, Italy, Austria & throughout France.


Women’s Studies Interim Coordinator, GCSU, Spring 2010  

Faculty Advisory Group for the Vice President for Academic Affairs, elected for 2008-10 

Interdisciplinary Studies Steering Committee, GCSU, 2002 – present   

Women’s Studies Steering Committee, GCSU, 2002 – present  

International Education Committee, GCSU, 2001 – present. Also Study Abroad sub-committee and Student sub-committee 

Internationalization of the Major, English Dept. committee, 2007 – present

Transatlantic Studies Degree, University System of Georgia program development (funded by US gov’t), “Religion & Culture” course team member, 2008 – present  

Liberal Studies Steering Committee, GCSU, 2006 – present  

Public Library Annual Fair, GCSU Faculty Volunteer Coordinator, 2005 – present

Fellowship Officer, Phi Kappa Phi Honor Society, GSCU branch, 2006 – 2009

Curriculum and Instruction Committee, SOLAS, GCSU, 2002-3 & 2006-2008

Peace Corps Desk Representative, International Week, GCSU, 2007 

SOLAS Representative, Strategic Focus Initiative, GCSU, 2006 - 2007 

English Department Graduate Studies Planning Committee, GCSU, 2004-2006 

University Senate, GCSU, Senator 2003 – 2005  

University Budget & Planning Committee (as University Senator), GC&SU, 2003 – 2005

English Department Graduate Examination Committee, GC&SU, 2004 

Faculty Research Committee, GC&SU, 2001-2003 

AAUW Annual Booksale Coordinator (for scholarship fund), 2007 – present

Organizer of campus-wide talk/demonstration by local Quilt-maker, GCSU, Spring 07 

Comprehensive Program Review Committee for the Department of Modern Foreign Languages, College of Liberal Arts & Sciences, GCSU, Spring 2003 

Faculty Advisor, Alpha Lambda Delta National Freshmen Honor Society, GCSU 2000-3 

English Department Holiday Party Organizer, 2005, 2007, 2008 

Official Faculty Mentor for 4 incoming faculty members 2002-2004 

Volunteer Circle Leader for Week of Welcome (freshman orientation), GCSU, 2000 & 2002 

Faculty Advisor for English Language Tables, Movie Nights & Reading Circle, Center for English Language Training, Indiana University, Bloomington Indiana, 1998 - 2000

Faculty Advisor and Editor, Student Literary Magazine, Bay Mills Community College, Brimley, Michigan, 1995 – 1996

Writing Across the Curriculum at Radford University; attended 2 retreats, 3 seminars, 1989-90

Faculty Advisor, English Clubs (junior high schools and high school), Ziguinchor, Senegal, West Africa, 1986 - 1988

Features Editor, IRIS, A Journal About Women, National Journal produced through the Women's Studies Program University of Virginia, Charlottesville, Virginia (staff member first year, then elected to publications board), 1984 - 1986

Member or Chair of Search Committees

Women’s Studies & British Modernism, English Dept. 2000-01(hired Susan Cumings)

Chair, Early American Literature, English Dept. 2001-2002 (hired John Cox)

Chair, Children’s Literature, English Dept. 2002-2003 (hired Mike Riley)

Chair, African American Literature, English Dept. 2002-2003 (hired Beauty Bragg)

Modern American Literature position, English Dept. 2006-2007 (hired Esther Lopez)

Non-Western Position, Interdisciplinary Studies, 2007-2008 (hired Warner Belanger)

Early American Lit, English Dept. 2009-2010 (in progress)

Master of Arts Thesis Committees

Director: Victoria Gracia’a: thesis on gender, memory, and identity in Latin American fiction, successfully defended April 2004

Danielle Wyckoff: thesis on magical realism in world literature, successfully defended April 2004

Adam Fletcher: thesis on Science Fiction and New Historicism, current

Stephanie Pate: thesis on Salman Rushdie, current 

Member: Shel Evans: Poetry (half creative, half analytical), successfully defended 2002

              Pam Ebeling: Travel Narratives, current

    Sophia Flemming: African American Studies, current       

    Megan Fletcher: Flannery O’Connor & Automobiles

    Bethany Fitts: Jane Austen and Feminisim


Faculty Research Grant, for follow-up fieldwork in Native American communities in the Upper Peninsula of Michigan ($3711), Georgia College, Summer 2008

Excellence in Research/Publication Award, campus-wide competition ($500), GCSU, 2008-2009

Weir Grant & Faculty Development Award for International Travel ($3600) to participate in USG Faculty Development Seminar to Morocco & Spain, May 2008

Fulbright Award to teach in Rijeka, Croatia, Spring 2006

Chancellor’s Award & Weir Grant to participate in University System of Georgia Faculty Development Seminar in Eger, Hungary, May 2004

Weir Grant for travel to teach in Lund, Sweden, Summer 2003

Faculty Research Grant to continue study of identity and tourism in Southwestern France, Summer 2002, Georgia College & State University

Weir Grant to carry out original field research in Southwestern France & to teach in Sweden, Spring 2002, Georgia College & State University

Weir Grant to study art & language and to investigate original fieldwork & study abroad possibilities in France, Summer 2001, Georgia College & State University

Phi Kappa Phi honor society (invited & inducted as faculty member), 2001, GC&SU

Associate Instructorships (with tuition scholarship), 1996-2000 & 1990-1994 in 3 departments (religious studies, folklore, the Center for English Language Training/Linguistics) during 8 academic years at Indiana University, Bloomington, Indiana

Indiana University COAS Travel Grant, 1997 for presentation at American Folklore Society annual meeting in Austin, Texas

Sue Samuelson Award, 1993 winner of national competition for best graduate student paper, Foodways Section of the American Folklore Society

Indiana University COAS Travel Grant, 1992 for presentation at American Folklore Society annual meeting in Jacksonville, Florida


“The Fulbright Experience” GCSU international center welcome day, Fall ‘06, ‘07, ’08, ‘09

“The Harry Potter Phenomenon,” invited lecture as part of the series, “What Happening in . . . Popular Culture,” Eta Sigma Alpha Honor Society , GCSU, November 2007.

 “Images of Women in Prehistory” lecture delivered at GCSU, Spring 2007

 “The Rewards of the Fulbright Experience” International Week Presentation, Fall 2006

 “Native American Ethnography & Museums” invited lecture to Croatian National Ethnological Society, National Museum of Ethnography, Zagreb, Croatia, Spring 2006.

 “Native American Cultures,” (delivered 6 times) invited by all English faculties throughout Croatia; presentations given in Rijeka, Split, Zadar, and Osijek, Spring 2006.

 “Native American Literature & Identity,” invited lecture to the English Faculty at University of Zagreb, Croatia, Spring 2006.

 “Around the World with Semester at Sea,” invited campus-wide lectures delivered twice, at University of Rijeka and University of Osijek, Croatia, Spring 2006

"Around the World with Semester at Sea," public lecture sponsored by AAUW at Georgia College & State University, Fall 2005.

“What it means to be a Peace Corps Volunteer,” “Basics of Journaling” & “Retrospective on Living in Africa” all presented to ship-wide community during Spring 2005 Semester at Sea Voyage

“Limestone Legacies: From Prehistory to Tourism in Southwestern France,” GC&SU Interdisciplinary Studies Faculty Forum Series, 2004. 

“The Frustrations of Female Superheroes: Mixed-Up Messages in Buffy, Nikita, and Xena,” as part of Interdisciplinary Studies Faculty Forum Series at Georgia College, Spring 2003. 

“Rune, Bicycles and Modern Art: Discover the Lund University Connection” university-wide presentation during International Week at Georgia College, Fall 2002. 

“Native American Life and Fieldwork,” invited public lecture at Lund University, Sweden, Summer 2002. 

“How to Keep the Job,” invited lecture on tenure process at Indiana University’s Spring conference, “Preparing Future Faculty,” Bloomington, Spring 2002. 

"Folk Art in Everyday Life," invited public lecture at the opening of the exhibit "A Heritage in Art: Milledgeville's Living Traditions" at Georgia's Antebellum Capitol Museum, Milledgeville, GA, December 2001.  

“Limestone Legacies: From Prehistory to the Present in Southwestern France,” university-wide presentation during International Week at Georgia College, Fall 2001. 

"Native American Women," invited lecture to American Association of University Women, Milledgeville, GA, September, 2001

 “Fieldwork in the Eastern Upper Peninsula,” invited guest lecturer for graduate fieldwork class, Folklore Institute, Indiana University, Bloomington, Indiana (John Johnson, instructor), 1998

 “Teaching EFL in a Foreign Country,” invited as panel member at regional INTESOL conference at Ball State University, Muncie, Indiana, 1990


“Teaching on a Fulbright in Croatia,” by Mary Magoulick, Fall 2006 Terra Nostra: Publication of the International Education Program, GCSU

 “The Rome of Hungary,” by Mary Magoulick, Fall 2004, Terra Nostra: Publication of the International Education Program, GCSU (Faculty Development Seminary in Hungary)

 “Mary’s Travels in Croatia” by Mary Magoulick, January – August 2006, Blog, at

 “Journal from Mary Magoulick’s Trip around the World with Semester at Sea” January – May 2005, semesteratseajournal.htm

 “Journal of Trips to Sweden and France” Summer 2002 ~ sweden_and_france_journal.htm

 “Travel Journal to France” Summer 2001 ~ francejourn.htm

 Interviewed/quoted in “Friday the 13th isn’t so unlucky: Superstitions give day a bad rap,” by Scott Teague, The Union-Recorder, July 12, 2007

 Interviewed/quoted in “Leland stresses growth, learning,” by Ali Duckworth, Colonnade (student newspaper, GCSU), 10/12/07

Interviewed/quoted in “President among many former Peace Corps Volunteers” by Devin Vernick, The Colonnade (student newspaper), 4/13/07

 Interviewed/quoted in “Magoulick receives Fulbright honor” by Andrea Marlowe, The Colonnade (student newspaper, GCSU), 12/2/05

 “Folklore,” “Fieldwork,” “Fairy Tales,” “Narratives,” “Oral Poetry,” “Performance” “Popular Culture & Women” “The Trickster,” “Humanity & Folklore,” “Tradition,” “What is Myth,” plus various other, topical papers/information pages published on my website; links available at folklore.htm


American Folklore Society annual meetings in Boise, Louisville, Quebec City, Milwaukee, Atlanta (organizer), Salt Lake City, Albuquerque, Rochester, Anchorage, Columbus, Memphis, Portland, Austin, Pittsburgh, Milwaukee, Eugene, & Jacksonville (17 meetings since 1992)

Teaching the Middle East III, IV, VI & VII, USG Symposium, 2005, 2007, 2008, 2009

Native American Literature Symposium, annual meetings 2004 & 2007

Southeastern Women’s Studies Association (SEWSA) annual meeting, 2009

Georgia Folklorists Retreats, 2002 & 2004

Folklorists in the South Retreat/Conference, 2007

Modern Language Association annual conventions, 2002, 2001 & 1999

South Atlantic Modern Language Association annual meetings in Roanoke, Virginia, 2004, Atlanta, Georgia, 2001, 2003 & Baltimore, MD, 2002

Southern Humanities Council annual meetings in Athens, GA & Chattanooga, TN, 2003-4

A Symposium on Myth, The Folklore Institute and the Graduate Program in Mythology Studies, Indiana University, Bloomington, Indiana, 1999

Great Lakes Native American Studies bi-annual meeting, Sault Sainte Marie, Michigan, 1996

Nishnaabemowin (Ojibwe Language) annual conferences, Sault Sainte Marie, Ontario, Canada, 1995, 1996

The Relevance of Folklore to Language and Literature Departments, a Folklore in the Academy Conference, at Indiana University, Bloomington, Indiana, 1995



American Folklore Society (AFS), since 1992

Women’s Section, History Section, & Foodways Section memberships

Association for the Study of American Indian Literature (ASAIL), since 1995

Society for the Study of Indigenous Languages in American (SSILA), since 1995

Southeastern Women’s Studies Association (SEWSA), since 2009

Alpha Lambda Delta (honor society; inducted as faculty member), since 2003

American Association of University Women, since 2005


Popular Culture Association / American Culture Association (PCAACA), 2005-2007

Modern Language Association 1999-2003

South Atlantic Modern Language Association (SAMLA) (2000-2005)

Southern Humanities Council (SHC) (2003-5)

Phi Kappa Phi (honor society; inducted as faculty member), 2001- 2008


Nominated for Nominating Committee, American Folklore Society, 2008

Fellowship Officer, Phi Kappa Phi Honor Society, GCSU Branch, 2006 – 2009

Steering Committee Member for American Folklore Society Annual Meeting in Atlanta (October 2005); duties from Fall 2004-Fall 2005; program sub-committee

Chair/Convener, Native American Literature Section within SAMLA, 2003 & 2004

Steering Committee Member for Indiana University Folklore Alumni Association (since June 2003)

Former Vice President for Membership and Campus Liaison, current secretary, American Association for University Women, since 2006


  Website: “Folklore Connections” built and launched in 2001 and continuously developed and updated since then. Includes detailed information for all courses taught, many publications, links, and information on all subjects related to my areas of teaching and research. The main page receives over 6000 hits per year. My website is listed and linked on Google’s main information page for folklore & literature sites (mine is listed 11th out of only 20 noted sites) at

  Faculty Development Workshop (on using technology in teaching and research), Georgia College & State University, January – March 2002 (graduated March 11, 2002 with certificate).

  Since 2008, have attended workshops and taught myself to use VISTA to load and teach classes for the Transatlantic Studies Program. [Loaded through NGCSU]