Congratulations to our new Senior Lecturers!

July 13, 2016

Congratulations to the following faculty who have been promoted to the rank of Senior Lecturer. Thank you to Theresa Coletti, Jessica Enoch, Rebecca Holden, Kevin Nesline, Rebecca Sommer, Vessela Valiavitcharska, and Caroline Wilkins for their assistance in the promotion process.

Karen Angeline has taught in the Professional Writing Program at the University of Maryland since 2008.  She earned her BA in English from the University of Massachusetts Amherst, and is on track to earn a graduate certificate in Instructional Systems Development in December 2016.  In 2016 Karen published an article in The Professional to support an online workshop she led for PWP.  She has also led workshops during the University of Maryland’s Faculty Development Day and participated in a group to address the PWP Writing Contest evaluation criteria and the University-Wide Gen Ed Rubric.

Christopher Crane earned his PhD in English Language and Literature from The Catholic University of America and has taught at the University of Maryland since 2010.  He was previously Director of the Writing Center and taught courses at the U.S. Naval Academy.  Christoper has published multiple editions of Masterplots through Salem Press, as well as articles through the Center for Plain Language, The Baylor Journal of Theatre and Performance, and Praxis: A Writing Center Journal, among others.  Christopher has also presented at numerous national and international conferences.

Thomas Earles has taught at the University of Maryland since 2010, and has long-served as an Assistant Director at the Writing Center.  Thomas was founding editor of the Sakura Review journal from 2008 to 2013, and his creative work has been published in Two Hawks Quarterly, Michigan Quarterly Review, Forklift, Divergently, Able Muse and Rewrites.  Thomas has participated in the University of Maryland’s Teaching Partners Program, and he is currently developing an ESL Writing Fellows program for sections of AWP and PWP classes.

Robin Earnest earned her J.D. from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and her LL.M. degree in Environmental Law at George Washington University.  She worked as an Assistant U.S. Attorney for the District of Columbia before leaving to start her own private legal practice, and she has published multiple articles regarding legal practices for The Baltimore SunPrince George’s County Bar Association, and Robin has been teaching in the Professional Writing Program at the University of Maryland since 2005. In 2012, she created an Undergraduate Teaching Assistant manual for AWP and PWP.

Lyra Hilliard joined the English department in 2009 and has coordinated blended and online learning for the Academic Writing Program since 2013.  She earned her MFA in Creative Nonfiction at Goucher College and an MS in American Studies from Utah State University.  She has creative work published in carte blanche and War, Literature, and the Arts, as well as a 2008 book review of Jeffery Durrant’s Struggle over Utah’s San Rafael Swell which is published in Western American Literature.

Danuta Hinc teaches in the Professional Writing Program.  She earned her MA in Philology with Education specialization from Gdansk University in Poland, and in June 2016 she received her MFA in Fiction from Bennington College.  Danuta has published numerous works of fiction for literary magazines, including Little Patuxent Review, The Muse, and Word Riot.  Her novel, To Kill the Other, was published by Tate Publishing in March 2011.  Along with teaching and scholarship, Danuta has presented nine papers at national conferences and delivered numerous talks and readings.

Douglas Kern has taught a wide range of courses in the English department since 2008, including blended and online courses, for which he has been involved with numerous curricular projects.  Doug also served as an Assistant Director in the Writing Center from 2012-2016.  Doug earned his PhD in Theatre, Film and Television from the University of York in England.  His most recent publications appear in Drama Criticism, Contemporary Literary Criticism: Yearbook 2014, and Continuum: The Journal of African Diaspora Drama, Theatre and Performance.

Justin Lohr is an Assistant Director in the Academic Writing Program, and has taught in the English department since 2010.  He also serves as Editor-in-Chief of AWP’s journal, Interpolations.  Justin has presented at national conferences and led Professional Development workshops in Maryland. He has served on numerous committees in the department, and is currently serving as professional track representative on the committee to review the Undergraduate English Major.  Justin earned his MFA in Creative Writing at the University of Maryland.

Heather McHale received her Ph.D in Modern British Literature from the University of Maryland, and has taught in the English department since 2002.  Heather’s essay “Why Pope Francis Is Graham Greene’s Pope” was published in America Magazine in 2015.  She has presented at the Popular and American Culture Association Conference and at Food Representation in Literature and the Arts.  Heather has also been a panelist for departmental pedagogy workshops at the University of Maryland.

Scott Moses has been teaching in the Academic and Professional writing programs since 2009, and has coordinated blended and online learning for the Professional Writing Program since 2013.  Scott helped develop PWP’s first blended learning course, and continues to oversee further expansion of blended and online courses.  He has written and co-authored various work on disaster relief in Haiti.  Scott earned his M.S. in Global Politics from the London School of Economics and Political Science.

Pam Orel has taught in the English department since 2012, focusing on blended and online learning initiatives in the Professional Writing Program.  She is currently serving a three-year term in the University of Maryland Senate, representing PTK faculty in Arts and Humanities.  She has also served on the Senate Panel on Student Affairs, the Honor Council, the Maryland Open Source Textbook Initiative, and Gallup Poll.  Pam earned an MBA in Finance and a BA in English from Monmouth University.

William Pittman has taught ESL-focused courses in the Academic Writing Program since 2011.  He earned his MA in English Literature at Portland State University, and his work has been published by the College English Association, and appeared in the Journal of the Faculty of Global Communication, the Journal of Environmental Studies, and the Internet TESL Journal.  William has worked for the Washington Independent Review of Books since 2011, and also chairs the Washington Writers Conference Committee.

Daniel Saalfeld has taught Technical Writing at the University of Maryland since 2007.  He earned his MFA in Creative Writing from American University, and has published creative work in literary magazines and journals including Gargoyle Magazine, The Southeast Review, The American Journal of Poetry, and Tar River Poetry.  Daniel has delivered a number of lectures on modern and contemporary poetry internationally, including in Russia, Germany, and the Ukraine.