“My love of language, medical and otherwise, has led me to many interesting places academically and professionally.”
I am deeply interested in medical language, clinically and metaphorically, and I have had the opportunity to work with this concept through writing textbooks and facilitating writing programs for patients and healthcare professionals.
In addition to teaching medical assisting courses for the Community College of Vermont, I have taught at Goddard College in the Education and Licensure Program and the Health Arts and Science Program. I also had the opportunity to develop and facilitate the Greater Phoenix Area’s Young Adult Writers Program for Arizona State University for several years. For the last ten years, I have been immersed in medical terminology as well as engaged in my teaching activities, recently completing the revision of Exploring Medical Language. I just finished revising Basic Medical Language, Fifth Edition.
Textbook writing is such a creative process! I love thinking about the content and how best to serve the student new to medical language. I have also had the opportunity to design instructor’s materials, build test banks, review online courses, design online games, and create companion websites. It has been an engaging curriculum development process, which provides an excellent opportunity to practice what I know about learning and teaching.
In addition to writing and teaching, I am a full-time mother to a third-grader and preschooler. I fully understand the balancing act required to meet professional, academic, and family responsibilities. And though I am thoroughly dedicated to my academic and professional roles, being “Mommy” brings me boundless joy.
Educational Background: MA, Transformative Language Arts, Goddard College; MEd, Secondary Education, Arizona State University; BS, Business and Public Administration, University of Arizona.