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Cheri Spiegel

Cheri Spiegel

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Skills & Interests

  • Humanities / English (Intermediate)
    Language's Interaction with Society--specifically in terms of political rhetoric and issues of language-based prejudice
  • Humanities / English (Intermediate)
    Composition Pedagogy--specifically how pedagogy can be tailored to best serve the needs of students in a digital and visual-based age, as well as how linguistic theory can inform the writing classroom
  • Academic Support Services / Faculty Development (Beginner)
    Instructional Technology--particularly exploring the pedagogical considerations necessary for successfully online instruction.

Associations

  • National Council of Teachers of English
    Member 12/2004 – Current

Education History

  • Master of Arts (05/2006)
    Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University
  • Bachelor of Arts (12/2004)
    Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University

Teaching Experience

  • English 111 (fall 2006)
    • Northern Virginia Community College – College Composition
    • Introduces students to critical thinking and the fundamentals of academic writing. Through the writing process, students refine topics; develop and support ideas; investigate, evaluate, and incorporate appropriate resources; etc.
  • English 1106 (spring 2006)
    • Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University – First-Year Composition
    • The Writing Project: Continued study in analytical, critical, and interpretive writing; reading of multiple book-length texts; intensive instruction and practice in writing and revision of longer work, including research; experience in oral presentation.
  • English 1105 (fall 2005)
    • Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University – First-Year Composition
    • Critical literacy: Introduction to analytical, critical, and interpretive writing and reading of primarily essay-length work; research; intensive practice in writing and revision; fundamentals of oral presentations

Presentations

  • Doing Science in a Poet's World: An English Studentýs Introduction to Linguistic Research., 09/15/2006
    At "With Pen in Hand: Writing and Reading Our World." The Virginia Tech Department of English Graduate Conference. Blacksburg, VA, April 2005.
  • Experiencing Reverse Evolution: Narrative Structure in Aimee Bender's "The Rememberer.", 09/15/2006
    At "Writing in a Post-Cultural America." The Virginia Tech Department of English Graduate Conference. Blacksburg, VA, April 2006.
  • Some Informal Remarks Toward the Delanian Narrative., 09/15/2006
    At the International Conference on the Fantastic in the Arts. Fort Lauderdale, FL, March 2003.

Positions

  • Instructor of English (08/2007 – Current) Northern Virginia Community College
  • Adjunct Instructor (08/2006 – 05/2007) Northern Virginia Community College