María de Jesús Estrada Curriculum Vitae



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María de Jesús Estrada

Curriculum Vitae


Harold Washington College

Department of English, Speech, and Theatre

30 East Lake Street

Chicago, IL 60601

(312) 335-5995




EDUCATION


Ph.D., English (emphasis on Rhetoric and Composition), Washington State University, May 2006

Dissertation title: A Radical Pedagogy: Teaching the Interconnections Between Race and Class in First-Year Composition

M.A., English, Indiana University of Pennsylvania, 1997

B.A., English, Northern Arizona University, 1995

Minor in Chemistry, Northern Arizona University, 1995
EXPERIENCE (positions and dates)


Harold Washington College

Instructor 2004-Present
Volunteer Web Designer 2005-Present


Writing Lab Administrator 2008-Present

Washington State University


Instructor 2003-2004

Teaching Assistant, 1997-1999, 2001-2003

Assistant Administrator, 1999-2001

Web Designer 1999-2003



Indiana University of Pennsylvania


Research Assistant, 1996-1997
INSTRUCTION

Undergraduate Courses





Children’s Literature

Communication Skills

Composition I

Composition II


Introduction to Chicano Studies
Introduction to Comparative Ethnic Studies

Introduction to Composition




Introduction to Literature

Introductory Writing

Latin American Literature
Research and Writing
U.S. Latin American Literature

Writing and Computers

Special Topics

Workshops Conducted


Harold Washington College Workshops

College Admissions Workshop, Fall 2005 (These two workshops were done in conjunction with Tasha Holmes from the Transfer Center and James Sloss from the Student Excellence Center.)




Washington State University Workshops

Web Page Design

Document Design

Graphics Editing

Hyper Text Mark Up Language

Cascading Styles Sheets

Excel


PowerPoint


Microsoft Word

Internet


World Wide Web

E-mail


Search Engines

Library Data Bases

Speakeasy Café

Bridge


PROFESSIONAL EDUCATION
Harold Washington College

Participant, Faculty Development Week, September 2007

Participant, Exit Essay Workshop, November 2007

Participant, “Reproductive Rights Symposium,” November 2006

Participant, “Mandatory Tenure Portfolio Meeting,” November 2006

Participant, “Chinese Students in First Year Writing,” In-service, October 2006

Participant, Center for Aging Creatively, Brain Storm and Discussion, October 2006

Participant, Blackboard and Teaching, Meeting with Ephrem Rabin, Spring 2006.

Participant, Globalization In-Service by Dr. Jose M. Aybar, Spring 2006

Participant, “Information Literacy Across the Curriculum: Preparing HWC Students for Process in College and Beyond” Workshop, August 2005

Participant, Exit Essay Workshop, May 2006

Participant, “How to Develop a New Course” Workshop, August 2005

Participant, “Engaging Students at Harold Washington College” Workshop, August 2005

Participant, People Soft Training, August 2005

Participant, Faculty Development Week: Dare to Share, August 15-17, 2005

Participant, Exit Essay Workshop, May 2005

Participant, Exit Essay Workshop, November 2004

Participant, Critical Thinking Workshop Facilitated by Dr. Facione, November 2004

Participant, Critical Thinking Workshop, August 2004
Other

New Narratives: Contemporary Art from India Educator’s Workshop.” Sponsored by the Chicago

Cultural Center, 2007.

Political Non-Fiction.” Instructor: Michael McColley. Sponsored by the Guild Complex, 2004




PROFESSIONAL SOCIETIES


Midwest Bisexual Lesbian Gay Transgender Ally College Conference

National Association of Chicana and Chicano Studies

Midwest Writing Centers Association

Conference on College Composition and Communication

National Council of Teachers in English

Teaching English as a Second Language

Preparing Future Faculty

NCTE Latino Caucus

Bickerdike Redevelopment Corporation

PROFESSIONAL SERVICE



National


Participant, Conference on College Composition and Communication, Chicago, IL, March 24, 2006.

Participant, Unmasking Race and Class, Chicago IL, 2005.

Participant, Youth on the Streets: Lost in the Wilderness, Chicago IL, April 29, 2005.

Participant, Fund for the Improvement of the Post-secondary Education Grant for Great Books, Chicago, IL, 2004-

Participant, National Endowment for the Humanities Grant for Great Books, 2004-

Participant, Preparing Future Faculty: The Future of PFF WSU and Beyond, Pullman, WA, 2002


Participant, Preparing Future Faculty Annual Conference, Woburn, June 2000

Participant, Preparing Future Faculty Annual Conference, Colorado, July 2000

Designer, CIWIC T-Shirt, 1999

Developer, Conference on College Composition and Communication Web Site, 1998-1999


Student Organization, Committee, Administrative Work, Professional Development or Other at Harold Washington College
College

Administrator, The Writing Lab, Spring 2008-

Member, Local 1600 Union Distinguished Professor Committee, Spring 2008-

Organizer, National Coming Out Day (First Celebrated November 2007), Fall 2007-Present

Member, Global Initiative Committee, Spring 2007-Present

Co-Chair Local 1600 Union Scholarship Committee, Fall 2007-Present

Participant, Global Initiative Committee Club, Spring 2007-Present

Adviser, The Pride Alliance, Fall 2006-Present

Social Chair, Local 1600 Union, Fall 2006-Present

Alternate Delegate Local 1600 Union, Fall 2006-Present

Member, Women’s Studies Committee, Fall 2005-Present

Active Member Local 1600 Union, Fall 2004-Present

Exit Essay Reader, Fall 2004-Present
Member, Local 1600 Scholarship Committee, 2004-Present

Participant, Critical Thinking Group, Fall 2006-2007

Chair, Local 1600 Union Scholarship Committee, Fall 2005-2006

Team Captain, Active for Life Campaign, Fall 2006

Adviser, Gay, Lesbian, Bi-Sexual, and Trans Gender Support Group, Fall 2005-Fall 2006.

Workshop Facilitator, Student Resource Center, Fall 2005

Member, Students for Public Education, 2004-2005

Assessment Committee, 2004-2005


Department

Member, English 101/102 Committee, Spring 2008

Member, Developmental English Committee, Spring 2008

Secretary, English, Speech, and Theatre Department Executive Committee, Fall 2007-Present

Member, English, Speech, and Theatre Department Executive Committee, Fall 2007-Present

Member, English 197 Committee, Fall 2007

Designer, English, Speech, Theater Department Web Site, Fall 2005-Present

Member, Great Books Committee, Fall 2004-Present





Committee or Administrative Work at Washington State University



University

Disc Jockey, Community Forum Radio, 2002-2004

Organizer, Breakfast of Champions, 2003-2004

Reviser/Developer, Washington State University English Department Web Site, 2002-2003

Presenter and Participant, The Future of PFF at WSU Conference, 2002

Developer, Preparing Future Faculty Web Site 2001-2002

Editor, Working Papers Series. Comparative American Cultures Department, 2000-2001

Workshop Facilitator, Cougar Quest Summer Camp, 2001

Honors Web Workshop Facilitator, Grades 5-8, 2001

Developer, Student Technology Orientation Web Site, 1999-2001

Developer, Dr. Hirsh’s International Exchange Web Site, 2000-2001
Reviser/Developer, Comparative American Cultures Web Site, 2001-2002

Member, Student Technology Orientation Committee, 1999-2001

Member, Dolores Huerta Essay Contest Committee, 1997-1999

Department


Member, Awards Committee, Comparative Ethnic Studies 2003-2004

Member, Hiring Committee, Technical Writing Instructor, Tri Cities, 2002-2003

Member, First Year Composition Book Review Committee, 1999
Avery Micro Computer Lab Assistant Administrator, 1999-2001

Member, English as a Second Language Committee, 2000-2001


COMMUNITY SERVICE


St. Therese Bazaar Volunteer and Donor, Summer 2007-

St. Therese Banquet Volunteer and Donor, Fall 2006-

Educator, 4th, 5th, and 6th grade Sunday School, with a special focus on social justice issues. Chicago IL, Fall 2006-

Participant, Youth on the Streets: Lost in the Wilderness, Chicago IL, April 29, 2005.

Participant, Bickerdike Redevelopment Corporation Annual Membership and Banquet. Chicago, IL, December, 2004

Fund Raiser Spokesperson. Tribuno del Pueblo. Chicago, IL, November 2004.

Participant, Youth Struggling for Survival Conference. Chicago, IL, October, 2004

Editor, Designer, and Web Designer. Tribuno del Pueblo. Chicago, IL, 2004-

Writer and Translator. Tribuno del Pueblo. Chicago, IL, 2001-

Developer, Respond Early and Create Hope, A United Way Agency Web Site, Yuma, AZ, 2003


PUBLICATIONS


Tutorials (all of these created 1999-2001 for instructional support)

“Internet and the World Wide Web,” “Adobe InDesign Basics,” “Adobe Page Maker Basics,” “Adobe Illustrator Basics,” “Power Point Basics,” “Macromedia Flash Basics,” “Macromedia Freehand Basics,” “Macromedia Dreamweaver Basics,” “Macromedia Fireworks Basics,” “File Transfer Protocol,” “Scanner Basics,” “Bridge Basics,” and “Daedalus Basics.”


All items reviewed by editorial boards prior to acceptance for publication.
Chapters in Books

“An Angel in the Orange Groves.” Race and Class. Release Date: 2008.

“Illusion 8: War Boosts the Economy for All Americans.” American Wars: Illusions and Realities.

http://www.atlasbooks.com/clarity/b0034.htm. Release Date: February 2008.




Book Reviews


“Chicana without Apology.” The Hispanic Outlook on Higher Education. 2006. Book Review.

“The Cuban Revolutionary Studies Reader.” The Hispanic Outlook on Higher Education. 2006. Book Review.

“Dando Poder a Latinas.” The Hispanic Outlook on Higher Education. 2002. Book Review.

“Lugar de Avispas.” The Hispanic Outlook on Higher Education. 2001. Book Review.

“Luna Luna.” The Hispanic Outlook on Higher Education. 2000. Book Review.

“The People from Heaven,” Humanities Review. 1997. Book Review.


Articles

“A Personal Narrative as a Route to Voice.” The Hispanic Outlook on Higher


Education
. 19 Nov. 1999.

Poetry


“Un Fin.” Tribuno del Pueblo. 2005.

Pending Review. “Esperanza.” Xispas.com. 2004.

Pending Review. “And then there was un Fin.” Xispas.com. 2004.


Pending Review. “Death of the Saguaro Flower.” Xispas.com. 2004.

“And then there was un Fin.” LandEscapes. 2003. (Awarded Best Poetry, 2003).


“Es Mejor Hablar Sola Que Discutir con un Pendejo” Colors Northwest. Jan. 2003.

“carousel.” Seattle Writer Grrls Web Site Issue 5. 2000.


“El Puto, el Santo, y el .22.” Seattle Writer Grrls Web Site Issue 1. 1999.
“Es Mejor Hablar Sola Que Discutir con un Pendejo.” Capirotada. 1996.
“Jesuchristo Santificanos: When a Child Looks at Jesus.” New Growth Arts Review. 1996.
“El Puto, el Santo, y el .22.” New Growth Arts Review. 1996
“El Puto, el Santo, y el .22.” Capirotada, 1995.
Fiction
“Barrio Blues.” Landescapes. 2003. (Awarded Best Fiction, 2003).
“The Invitation.”
I Exist. 2003.
“Down South Where the Water is Warm.”
I Exist. 2003.

Newspaper and Community Publications


Pending Publication. “Immigrant Rights in the College Classroom.” Hispanic Outlook on Higher Education, 2006-

“Exploitation Past, Exploitation Present: Do the Undocumented Really have a Choice?”



Tribuno del Pueblo: Oct./Nov. 2006.

“The Rhetoric of Stupidity: the Latin American ‘Axis of Evil’.” People’s Tribune. 26.11: Nov. 2002.

“Un-American PATRIOT Acts.” People’s Tribune. 29.1: Jan. 2002.

“Historical Latino March in Washington.” Capirotada. 1996.


Editor, Camaradas Cookbook Vol 1, 1999.

PROFESSIONAL PAPERS PRESENTED

Proposal Accepted: “Putting Immigration, ICE and the Anti-immigrant Movement in an Economic and

Political Context: A Changing Economy and the Testing Grounds of Fascism.” National Association

for Chicana and Chicano Studies. March 2008

“Who is Killing the Women of Juarez? Globalization, Immigration, and Violence.” California State Los Angeles University. Invited by the Equal Opportunity Program, Los Angeles, CA, October, 2004

“Globalization and the Women of Juarez.” Tia Chucha Cafe. San Isidro, CA, October , 2004

“Teaching Towards a New Class Perspective.” Pacific Northwest American Studies Association, Warm Springs, OR, April 2004

“New Ideas for a New America.” Children of Aztlan Sharing Higher Education, Pullman, WA, 2003



Colloquium. “The Digital Left: Techno Dreams, Limitations, and Possibilities in Counter-Hegemonic Activism.” Speakers Series, W.S.U. English Department, April 2003

“Possibilities in the Digital Left: Towards an Understanding of Online Counter-

Hegemonic Activism.” Pacific Northwest American Studies Association, Lincoln City, Oregon, April 2003

Featured Speaker. “Latino Representation on the Web: Enriching Our Understanding.” Annual Conference on College Composition and Communication, Chicago, April 2002

“Electronic Mentoring.” Annual Conference on Teachers of English, Baltimore, November 2001

“Bridging Difference: First Year, ESL, Bilingual Cases Panel. “Latina/o Space in the Academy: A Study of Rhetorical Differences between Spanish and English and the Barriers These Differences Pose in Achieving Academic Success,” Annual Conference on College Composition and Communication, Minneapolis, April 2000

“The ESL Student and the Writing Program,” Annual Conference Teaching English as a Second Language International, New York, March 1999

“Personal Narrative as a Route to Voice,” Annual Conference on College Composition and Communication, Chicago, April 1998

“Spanglish: a Generation of Latina/o Writers,” Annual Conference College Composition and Communication, Phoenix, March 1997
COMMUNITY PAPERS AND PRESENTATIONS
Breakfast of Champions Discussant, “The Importance of Voting and the Need for More,” 2004

Breakfast of Champions Discussant, “U.S. Interventions and Social Services,” 2003

Panel, “New Ideas for New America,” Children of Aztlan Sharing Higher Education, 2003

Discussion Leader, “Poverty Outlaw,” 2003

Discussion Leader, Globalization Film Series, 2003

Breakfast of Champions Discussant, “Real Life Insecurities,” with an emphasis on social service crises in Washington State, 2003

Panel, “War and Capitalism.” Sacred Heart Parish, 2002

Panel, “Racism and Capitalism.” Sacred Heart Parish, 2002
PROFESSIONAL RECOGNITION AND HONORS

Employee of the Month Finalist, Spring 2006

The Union Solidarity Educational Innovation Excellence Award October, Fall 2005

Partner, Preparing Future Faculty, 2000-2002


TA of the Year Award, Washington State University English Department, 2000

Scholars for the Dream Award, Conference on College Composition and Communication, 1997



Scholarship, Michigan Technological University English Department and Washington State University English Department, 1999

Web Design Internship, Conference on College Composition and Communication, 1998-1999

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