Katie is a lecturer in the University Writing Program where she teaches upper-division composition courses, including UWP 101: Advanced Composition, 104A: Business Writing, 104D: Writing in Elementary and Secondary Education, 104E: Science Writing, and 104T: Technical Writing. To help prepare students for college writing, she also teaches English Workload 57. For fun, she teaches a Freshman Seminar on Mad Men. For three years prior to joining the UWP, she taught composition for most of the community colleges in the Sacramento region.
Ph.D. in English, May 2009, Washington State University
Focus: 20th and 21st century American Literature with a concentration on women's literature, feminist theories, and representations of race and gender.
CA Secondary Teaching Credential in English, May 2004, California State University, Sacramento
MA in English, May 2003, California State University, Sacramento
BA in English
BS in Biological Sciences, UC Davis, Dec. 2000
"I have a kind of power I never knew I possessed:" Transformative Motherhood in The Hunger Games. (forthcoming in The Hunger Games: Critical Examinations, McFarland Press, 2013)
âIt Was all a Fogâ: Motherhood and the Birth Experience in
Mad Men.â Mad Men, Women, and Children: Gender and Generation in Mad Men, Lexington Books, 2012.
" 'It was all a hard, fast ride that ended in the mud': Deconstructing the Myth of the Cowboy in Annie Proulx's Close Range: Wyoming Stories." Western American Literature 45.2 (2010): 117-136.
"The Politics of Race, Class, and Sexuality in Contemporary American Mommy Lit." Women's Studies: An Interdisciplinary Journal 39.5 (2010): 409-429.
"'Things Men Must Do': Negotiating American Masculinity in Jack London's The Valley of the Moon." Atenea: A Bilingual Journal of the Humanities and Social Sciences 28.1 (2008): 37-54.
UC Davis, English. Summer 2012.
Enl 185C: Women's Writing III. Topic: Mothering Narratives in Contemporary American Women's Writing.
Sacramento City College, Sacramento, CA. 2008-2011.
SOCSC 350: Introduction to Women's Studies
ENGWR 301: Advanced Composition
ENGWR 300: College Composition
ENGWR 100: College Writing
ENGWR 50: Developmental Writing
Solano College, Fairfield, CA. Fall 2010.
Eng 2: Critical Thinking and Writing about Literature
Sierra College, Rocklin, CA. 2008-2011.
Eng 1B: Critical Thinking and Writing about Literature
Eng 1A: Introduction to Composition
Eng A: Mechanics and Basic Composition
Eng 501: Developmental Writing
Washington State University, Pullman, WA. 2005-2008.
Eng 101: Freshman Composition
Eng 201: Writing and Research
Eng 301: Advanced Writing and Rhetorical Conventions
Eng 401: Technical and Professional Writing
Woodland Community College, Woodland, CA. Fall 2004.
Eng 110B: The Fundamentals of Writing
Mira Loma High School, Sacramento, CA. 2004-2005.
9th and 10th grade English