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1214 Rambling Ct.

Greeneville, TN 37743

samaganda@yahoo.com
Cell: (423) 438-2646

Education
Ph.D. English, Illinois State University, Dec. 2006
Cumulative GPA 4.0/4.0
Dissertation: Teaching Eighteenth-Century Drama Through Classroom and Digital
Performance, written under the direction of Dr. Katherine Ellison.
Comprehensive exams in eighteenth-century literature, pedagogy, and composition
and technology.
M.A. English, Brigham Young University, 2004
Cumulative GPA 4.0/4.0
Thesis: Fighting Foul Faults and Vain Deeds: Tracing the Stages of Liminality in
Three Eighteenth-Century Satiric Plays
Spring Semester 2000 spent in London as teaching assistant to study abroad program
M.A.T., Tusculum College, expected graduation, 2016
Cumulative GPA 4/0/4.0
Certification in English for grades 7-12 with a desire to research educational methods
for use in a college setting
B.A. English, Willamette University, 1996
Cumulative GPA 3.65/4.0; Major GPA 3.91/4.0
Thesis: Victorian Class Structure in George Elliot's The Mill on the Floss.
Spring Semester 1995, London Theatre Program at University of London
Related Work Experience
Associate Professor of English, Tusculum College
Aug. 2006-Present
Plan for and teach the following courses: Introduction to English Grammars
(Graduate) | Concepts of Language (Graduate) | Senior Seminar in Literature and
Society | Genres of Shakespeare | Literary Theory | Literature Abroad |
Literature of Conflict | Technology, Science, and Fiction | Nineteenth-Century
British Literature | British Literature Surveys I and II | World Literature |
Womens Literature | American Literature II | Introduction to College Writing |
Composition and Rhetoric I | Composition and Rhetoric II
Director of Composition, Tusculum College
Sept. 2010-Present
Work with the department chair to staff, coordinate, norm, and train for all
composition courses at the college
Establish teaching criteria and syllabi for all composition courses
Wrote and maintain textbook for all composition courses
Establish and oversee the directed self-placement initiative
Monitor placement and enrollment in all composition courses

ESL Instructor, Illinois State University English Language Institute


Jan. 2005-Aug. 2006
Planned for and taught the following courses: Speaking and Listening | Current
Events | Study Skills | Computer Skills
English Instructor, Heartland Community College
Jan. 2006-May 2006;
Planned for and taught the following courses: Grammar Fundamentals | Freshman
Composition
English Instructor, Illinois State University Dept. of English
Aug. 2001-Aug. 2006
Planned for and taught the following courses: Eighteenth-Century Drama |
Advanced Expository Writing | Freshman Composition | Developmental
Freshman Composition | Writing Across the Curriculum | Text and Context: The
Vietnam War
Writing Instructor, Brigham Young University
Aug. 1999-April 2001
Planned for and taught the following courses: Freshman Reading and Writing |
Writing in the Social Sciences
Research Assistant, Dr. Bruce Young's Shakespeare Project, Brigham Young University
Oct. 1999-Sept. 2000
Researched for a book on family dynamics in Shakespeare's plays.
Teaching Assistant, Utah Valley State College
Jan. 2000-May 2000
Planned for and assisted in the following courses: Introduction to the Humanities
Teaching Assistant, London Theater Program, Brigham Young University
March 2000-June 2000
Planned for and taught or assisted in the following courses: London Preparatory
Class | Introduction to Shakespeare | Contemporary Drama
Papers & Publications
Morton, Sheila. Navigating Argument: A Guidebook to Academic Writing. Tusculum College:
Greeneville, TN, 2014
Table Top Movie Making: An Active Learning Strategy for Developing Cross-Disciplinary
Transfer Forthcoming poster presentation at the Research on Teaching and
Learning Summit, Kennesaw, GA in October, 2015
Stereotype Threat and Its Impact on Student Learning. Presented at the ACA Summit,
Knoxville, TN, October, 2014
The Troubled Role of Fairy Tale in Psycho-Social Development. Presented at the
Southern Humanities Conference, Richmond, VA, February, 2014
Using Graphic Art and Literature to Teach Research Writing. Presented at the ACA
Summit, Knoxville, TN, October, 2013
Poetry of Place and Poetry of Peace: Building Community or Fostering Diversity?
Presented at the Southern Humanities Conference, Savannah, GA, February, 2013
Videoing Their Stories: Getting Students to Advise Peers on Class Preparedness.
Presented at the ACA Summit, Knoxville, TN, October, 2012
The Benefits of Study Abroad. A panel presentation at the ACA Summit, Knoxville, TN,
October, 2012

The Personal Feminist Fairy Tale: Exploring Agency & Alternatives. Presented at the
Southern Humanities Conference, University of Louisville, February, 2012
Narrative and the Literary in European Board Games. Presented at the Comparative
Literature Intra-Student/Faculty Conference, University of Michigan, March, 2011
Visual Argument: Teaching Students Argument Structure Through Photography and Visual
Essay Presented at the Research on Teaching and Learning Summit, Poster Session,
Kennesaw, GA, February, 2011
The Stages of Visual Argument. Presented jointly with Wayne Thomas and Heather Patterson
at the Kennesaw, GA, February, 2010 (conference was cancelled half way through due to
snow)
Teaching Eighteenth-Century Drama Through Digital Performance. Presented at the
American Society for Eighteenth-Century Studies National Conference, March 2008
John Drydens Conquest of Granada. An Exploration of Womens Changing Power. Presented at
the American Society for Eighteenth-Century Studies National Conference, March 2007
Staging The Country Wife Online: The Use of Digital Performance in the English Classroom.
Presented at the Conference for Illinois Teachers of English, March 2006
An Opera in All its Forms: The Beggars Opera and the (Un)Success of Parody. Presented
at the American Society for Eighteenth-Century Studies National Conference, March
2005
Subversion and Containment in Claire de Durass Ourika. Presented at the University of
South Carolinas Victorian Literature Conference Subversion in the 19th Century,
March 2003
Student Conferencing: Good for ThemGood for You. Presented at ISUs Professional
Development Symposium, Oct. 2002
"Parodying Browning: Calverly's The Cock and The Bull." Presented at Brigham Young
University's Graduate Student Conference, March 2001
"ESL Students in the English 115 Classroom." Published in Teaching English 115: A Guide.
Provo, UT: Brigham Young University, 2000
"To Teach and To Delight: The Metaphysical Poets in Negotiation of Identity." Presented at
Brigham Young University's Graduate Student Conference, Feb. 2000
"Voices." Published in The Jason, Willamette University, Spring 1996
"The Allusions of The Wasteland," Independent Publication. Willamette University, 1996
Awards
Humanities Professor of the Year, Tusculum College, 2008
Dissertation of the Year nominee, Illinois State University, 2006
Academic Excellence Award, Illinois State University, 2001, 2002
Christiansen Scholarship for Excellence in Graduate Studies, Nominee and First- Alternate. Brigham
Young University, 2000
Dean's List, Willamette University, 1995 & 1996
Accepted Honors at Entrance, Willamette University, 1993
University Scholarship, Willamette University, 1993-1996
Activities and Memberships
Faculty Affairs Committee, (2014-Present) (Chair, 2015/16)
Commons Steering Committee (2014-Present)
Policies and Procedures Committee (2009-2013)
Institutional Review Board Committee (2006-2010)

Honors Council (2006-2010)


National Council of Teachers of English
Conference on College Composition and Communication
Southern Humanities Society
Languages
Tagalog: Speaking and reading knowledge
French: Some reading knowledge
Spanish: Some reading knowledge
References
Heather Patterson, English Department Chair. (423) 557-1597
Desirae Matherly, Assistant Professor of English (423) 434-9294
Jan Matthews, Assistant Professor of English (405) 334-7939
Kelsey Trom, Assistant Professor of English (804) 928-9839