For most of my career, I taught strategies for academic success at the college level. Long ago, I worked as a reporter and a middle school teacher. I have a doctorate in educational leadership, a graduate certificate in rhetoric and composition, and a master’s degree in reading from Appalachian State. My bachelor’s degree in comparative literature is from Haverford College. I was an AFS exchange student in Switzerland, and I spent my junior year abroad in Tubingen, Germany. I recently served as a professional writing consultant and an adjunct instructor teaching time management.
Long ago I won a merit award in writing from what is now called the National YoungArts Foundation. An excerpt of a young adult novel won honorable mention in the children’s/young adult category of a Writer’s Digest contest. More recently, my doctoral work won the Alice Phoebe Naylor Outstanding Dissertation Award. Over the years my creative work has appeared in small publications, such as the NorthWest Journal, the Paper Bag, 400 words, the Revisioner, and The Sunlight Press. I have written grants that secured several million dollars over the years so that our university could help low-income, first-generation students succeed. Part of my time as a reporter included the unique opportunity to work at the Sacramento Observer.
I am revising a mystery set during the 1898 Wilmington Coup, and I am developing a young adult/older middle grade SF series. I also am tinkering with ways to share the time management tips that have been most helpful to my students over the years.
I occasionally post on Twitter @cama_duke.
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