New Senior Lecturer Appointments

July 11, 2017

The English Department is pleased announce that six professional track faculty have been promoted to the rank of Senior Lecturer.  Please take a moment to note the impressive accomplishments of our colleagues, and continue reading to learn more about each faculy member.


Catherine Bayly has taught in the Academic and Professional Writing Programs at the University of Maryland since 2012.  She earned her B.A. and M.A. from University of Maryland's English Department. Her teaching focuses on both multimodal composition and the rhetoric of protest and advocacy. In years past, she has taught College Level and Developmental Writing at McDaniel College and literature courses at Howard Community College. She was recently named co-recipient of the 2017 Professional Track Faculty Teaching Excellence Award. In 2014, Catherine also co-edited a book of poems, To Linger on Hot Coals.


John Kim holds a B.A. from Columbia University, J.D. from University of California Berkeley, and a M.F.A. from University of California Irvine.  He began writing fanzines in the pre-internet era, and his cut-and-pasted-and-photocopied labor of love has continued well into the post-internet era. After working as a litigation attorney in Los Angeles for six years, he returned to writing, publishing short stories in Burrow Press Review, Juked, and The Normal School. He has taught Academic Writing and Legal Writing at Maryland since 2013. John has also led a number of professional development workshops for the Academic Writing Program.


Kisa Lape earned her B.A. in English from Washington & Jefferson College and then went on to study literary history at Ohio University, where she received an M.A. She taught college-level English courses at Ohio University and at universities and community colleges in Pennsylvania before joining UMD's English department in 2014. Here at Maryland, she has taught Academic Writing and Writing for the Health Professions as well as literature courses such as British Literature and Literature of Science and Technology.


Susan Pramschufer earned her B.A. in English from UCLA and her M.A. in Literature and Film from Claremont University. Since 2010 she has taught a wide range of courses in UMD's English and American Studies departments, from the general Academic Writing course and special sections of Academic Writing designed for students in the Civicus, Honors, and College Park Scholars programs to such courses as Film and the Narrative Tradition, Writing about Literature, Film and American Culture Studies, Cultural Themes in America, Film and the American Landscape, and Heroes and Villains in American Film. She has published book reviews for Women’s Studies: An Interdisciplinary Journal, and she has led several professional development workshops for the Academic Writing Program.


David Todd earned his B.A. from Wesleyan, J.D. from University of Connecticut, and M.F.A from University of Florida. He has taught Writing for Non-Profits at the University of Maryland since 2015.  He has enjoyed a successful career in speech writing and communications, as well as a civil litigation attorney, editor, writer, and reporter, working, among other places, as a Strategic Communications Advisor for the Peace Corps Office of Global Health and speech writer for the President of Amherst College.  He has published articles, essays, short stories, and poems in Yale Review, Boston Globe, Christian Science Monitor, Contemporary Literary Criticism, Contemporary Southern Writers, Greensboro Review, New Woman, Sewanee Review, Witness, and other periodicals and anthologies.  


Michelle Von Euw holds a B.A. in Political Communication from George Washington University and M.F.A. in Creative Writing from the University of Maryland.  She began teaching Academic Writing in 2003 and then in 2006 transitioned to teaching Technical Writing in the Professional Writing Program. She has been a teacher and mentor in PWP’s blended and online learning initiative since its inception in 2011. Michelle also regularly teaches writing workshops for the FDIC’s Corporate University. Her stories have been published in three anthologies, including Gravity Dancers: Even More Fiction by Washington Area Women, as well as the literary journals Aethlon, the Charles River Review, and Elysian Fields Quarterly.  She also has written pop culture nonfiction and sports journalism for various print and online publications.


Join us in congratulating our remarkable colleagues!