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Freelance Writer Student Advisor

Houston, TX, 77002
April 17, 2022

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Patricia Maria Dodd, PhD

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Houston, TX 77081


Doctor of Philosophy in Applied Technology Training and

Development, The University of North Texas. August 2002.

Doctoral Dissertation: Assessing the Efficacy of Learning Communities at Four North Texas Community Colleges.

Master of Arts in English

Midwestern State University. August 1995.

Thesis: A Study of Arthurian Women in Malory and Tennyson.

Master of Arts in Victorian Literature

Rotary International Ambassadorial Scholar

University of Nottingham, England. December 1994.

Thesis: Tennyson’s Progression to the Iron Truth in the Age of Gold.

Bachelor of Arts in English & Humanities

Midwestern State University. August 1992.

Current Teaching Experience

8/22-Current Adjunct English Faculty, University of Houston Downtown, Houston, TX.

Facilitate English 1301 courses. Learner centered classroom with an emphasis on writing as a process. Maintain current best practices in teaching pedagogy and techniques.

Full Time Teaching Experience

8/13-8/21. English Faculty, Houston College, Texas.

Facilitated lower-and upper-division college English courses, including developmental writing, freshman composition, British and world literature, technical writing and humanities. Learner centered with knowledge of current best practices in teaching pedagogy and familiarity of a range of teaching techniques. Expertise in curriculum development and design, planning and developing innovative course materials, content and methods of classroom and online instruction. Designed and instructed traditional

classroom along with hybrid and online formats. Coordinated with the writing centered and tutored students outside of class. Offered academic and career guidance and wrote letters of recommendation. Worked extensively with librarians in developing and facilitating programs to help students improve research skills.

01/04-8/13 English Faculty, Brookhaven College, Farmer’s Branch, Texas.

Designed and facilitated classes in developmental writing, rhetoric and composition, cultural studies, world literature. Focused on interdisciplinary instruction and designed and coordinated learning communities. Incorporated technology, service learning and guest speakers in the classroom. Planned and developed, course materials, content and methods of classroom and online instruction. Developed, administered and evaluated student writing. Maintained scheduled office hours, advising and offering career guidance and drafting student recommendations. Tutored students outside of class and coordinated with the writing center. Discussed developments in higher education with colleagues, delivered papers and participated in panel discussions at CCCC, MLA and other professional conferences. Served on English department assessment committee and faculty association. Participated in campus and community events. Sponsored and advised several student clubs. Participated in researching and developing a Carnegie Endowment grant, earning national service-learning awards in 2006 and 2007.

5/01-12/03. English as a Second Language Instructor, The American English Cultural

Institute, Richland College, Richardson, Texas.

Planned, prepared and delivered classes in ESOL reading, writing, grammar, listening & speaking, to international students. Provided developmental instruction to prepare international students for college- level coursework. Designed tests, examination papers and exercises. Evaluated students and measured progress. Provided appropriate feedback on oral and written work. Developed learning materials, including audio-visual resources. Liaised with instructors of credit bearing courses, coordinated lab sessions, and designed tutoring materials to support student success. Organized and conducted field trips, social and cultural activities. Contributed to training sessions and participated in marketing events.

8/98-6/99 Secondary English and German Teacher, Burkburnett I.S.D, Burkburnett, TX.

Instructed American literature and German language courses. Taught a variety of genres of literature, critical thinking, grammar, composition and second language acquisition. Collaborated with faculty and supervisors on instructional methodologies. Worked with English and foreign language committees to assess student learning. Organized cultural activities, field trips, and guest speakers. Coordinated with a German and French instructor from Wichita Falls ISD and travelled to Germany and France with both groups of students during spring break.

Part-Time Teaching and Advising Experience

8/21-Present Adjunct English Instructor, University of Houston Downtown.

Facilitate English 1301 rhetoric and composition, focusing on multicultural issues in rhetorical discussions and writings.

8/00-12/03 Adjunct English Instructor, Richland College, Dallas, Texas.

Instructed English 1301 and 1302 rhetoric and composition, focusing on multicultural issues in rhetorical discussions and writings.

4/01-8/01 Multicultural Student Advisor, Richland College, Dallas, Texas.

Conducted international student advising support services and transfer articulation. Referred students for testing, conducted orientations, and maintained accurate records. Implemented new systems in student advising. Experience with visa regulations.

8/00-5/01 Adjunct English Instructor, Collin County Community College, Plano, Texas.

Instructed English 1301 and 1302 rhetoric and composition, focusing on multicultural issues in rhetorical discussions and writings.

8/00-12/00 Adjunct Writing Instructor, University of Dallas, Irving, Texas.

Instructed an ESL technical writing course. Advised and prepared international students for entering MBA programs in the US.

8/97-1/98 English (ESL) Instructor, Midwestern State University Wichita Falls, Texas. Designed ESL curriculum and objectives. Conducted training for writing and listening and speaking. Designed and conducted student evaluations. Provided academic planning and counseling. Tutored students for TASP. Organized field trips and social functions.

1/96-9/98 Adult Education Trainer, Region IX, Wichita Falls, Texas.

Provided GED and living skills training and to residents of the Wichita Falls County Jail and the Salvation Army. Conducted training in stress management, conflict resolution, job search techniques, and interviewing skills. Maintained accurate student evaluations and progress reports.

9/93-6/95 Substitute Teacher, Wichita Falls I.S.D., Wichita Falls, Texas.

Substitute teacher for levels K-12. Assumed the responsibilities for instructing classes, managing the classroom and maintaining records in the teacher’s absence.


2/98-4/98 Legal Editor, D.S., Meyer & Associates, Beijing, China.

Edited joint venture law contracts for a multi-nationally staffed French law firm. Attended functions with the French Consulate.

01/97-05/97 Freelance Writer, Wichita Falls Time and Record News.

Interviewed NATO families stationed at Sheppard Air Force Base.

10/95-12/95 Public Relations Assistant, Ketchum Publications, Munich, Germany. Collaborated with an international team, organized presentations and public relation events. Maintained records on international clientele.

01/94-12/94 Graduate Assistant, Midwestern State University, Wichita Falls, Texas.

Graduate English Instructor. Editor of the MSU international student newsletter, The Global Mosaic.

Language Training

Conversational Spanish. Ecela. Buenos, Aires, Argentina. May 2010.

Basic Arabic. Ambergh Education. Amman, Jordan. June 2006.

Introductory French. Alliance Francais. Montreal, Canada. May 2003.

ZDAF Basic German Proficiency Examination, The Goethe Institute. Rothenburg o.d. Tauber, Germany. December 1999.

Norwegian for Beginners. Lillehammer College. December 1997.

Conference Papers & Presentations

A Discussion on Politics of Peace in the Middle East. Spiritics. Dallas, TX. Apr. 2009.

Speaking of the Other: Humanizing Palestinians. Paper presented at Conference on College Composition and Communication (CCCC). San Francisco, CA. Mar. 2009.

The Challenge of Implementing the Seven Principles in Online Instruction. Panel Presentation on Online Teaching. DCCCD District Conference, Dallas, TX. Feb. 2009.

Exile and the Palestinian Predicament. Paper presented at Modern Language Association (MLA). San Francisco, CA. Dec. 2008.

Designing a Service-Learning Course on Human Rights. Presentation delivered at the

National Conference on Civic Engagement. Austin, TX. Feb. 2008.

An Analysis of UN Resolution 337. Paper presented at CCCC Conference. New Orleans, LA. Apr. 2007.

Designing a Service-Learning Course on Human Rights. Presentation delivered at The

National Conference on Civic Engagement. Austin, TX. Feb. 2007.

Mainstreaming Human Rights into the College Curriculum. Presentation delivered at The Community College Humanities Association. San Antonio, TX. Oct. 2007.

Three Generations of Palestinian Refugees: The Persistence of Subcultures. Paper presented at CCCC Conference. New York, NY. Mar. 2006.

Journey to Palestine. Keynote Speech delivered at Southern Methodist University. Muslim Students Association Annual Banquet. Dallas, TX. Oct. 2005.

Field Research: Human Rights and Environmental Sustainability

Chavez’s policies toward social reform. Interview with the BBC. Oct. 2012.

Venezuela at a Crossroads. Global Exchange. Aug. 2012.

The Killing Fields & Tuol Sleng Prison. Interview with a Student Guide. Phnom Penh, Cambodia. November 2009.

Not for Sale. Interview with Public Relations Officer on Human Trafficking. Maiti Nepal. Katmandu, Nepal. October 2009.

Educational Delegation to Guatemala. Worked with Foundation for Human Rights. Rights Action. Guatemala. July 2009.

Dia de los Muertos: Examination of the effects of globalization through the eyes of local social organizations and indigenous leaders. Oaxaca, Mexico. Global Exchange. October 2008.

Aiding Medical Missionaries. Relief Trip in Jamaica with Quinta Terra. March 2007.

Socio-Environmental Justice Delegation. Met with local organizations in Ecuador to discuss the effects of globalization on indigenous communities. Global Exchange. Ecuador. December 2007.

Aiding Orphans. Relief trip in Haiti with Quinta Terra. November 2007.

Public Education: From Preschool to a PhD. Educator’s Delegation in Cuba. Global Exchange. June 2007.

Delegate to the United States Institute for Peace, Washington, DC. June 2006.

Collaborated with colleagues on integrating peace studies into college curriculum.

Breaking the Silence. Interview with Mordechai Vanunu. Jerusalem. June 2005.

Prospects for Peace with Justice in Palestine. First-hand exposure to the history and realities of this on-going conflict. Global Exchange. June 2005.

DCCCD Educator’s Delegation. Senegal, West Africa. June 2004.

Spring Break Cultural Study in Turkey. Tyler Junior College. March 2004.

Volunteer and Service Activities

Amnesty International.

Campus Greens

Muslim Students Association

Dallas Peace Center.

International Refugee Committee

World Affairs Council

Rotary Club

Quinta Terra Charity

Dog and Kitty City

Operation Kindness

Professional Affiliations

American Association of Colleges and Universities

Community College Humanities Association

Modern Language Association

Middle Eastern Studies Association

Friends of the University of Nottingham North America

Texas Compact-Carnegie Foundation


White House Presidential Award -Top Six Service Learning Programs in the US, 2008. The President’s Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll, 2007. Faculty Sponsor for The Frank Newman Leadership Award Scholarship Recipient 2007. Goethe Institute German Scholarship, Nov.- Dec. 1999. Sigma Tau Delta (English Honors Society), 1994-1995. Rotary International Ambassadorial Scholar, 1992-1993.

Professional References

Dr. Rick Halperin, Director of SMU Human Rights Program

Southern Methodist University

PO 750176

Dallas, Texas 75275-0176


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