“’Living under a Sky That Has Meaning’: Valuing the Liberal Arts and Engaged Learning.” Lenoir-Rhyne Faculty Retreat. May 13, 2009. Hickory, NC.
“Defining Global Learning in the Core.” With William Burgos and Cynthia M. Patterson. Shared Futures Global Learning Forum. AAC&U Conference. March 19-21, 2009. Philadelphia, PA
.“Beyond the Rhetoric of Civic Engagement: Designing Course-Based Assignments that Engage and Directly Assess Students’ Civic Learning.” With Bud Warner and Beverly Bryde. General Education, Assessment, and the Learning Students Need. AAC&U Conference. February 2009. Baltimore, MD.
“The General Studies Interdisciplinary Seminar as a Capstone for General Education.” With Barbara Gordon, Megan Conklin, and Jean Schwind.
“Wholeness” in General and Liberal Education. AGLS Conference. September 2008. Asheville, NC. “Assessing Distribution Requirements in General Education.” NCICU Assessment Conference. May 2008. Guilford College, Greensboro, NC.
“Interdisciplinary Teaching and Learning within the New American College Context.” With Marcia McDonald, Francine Navakas, and Bruce Callen. ANAC Summer Institute. June 2007. Elon, NC.
“Planning Assessments to Meet Evolving External Standards.” With Stephen Braye and Nancy Midgette. AAC&U Conference: General Education and Outcomes That Matter in a Changing World. March 2006. Phoenix, AZ
.“Student Teacher Supervision.” North CarolinaEnglish Teachers Association Conference. October 2004. Charlotte, NC
.“The Challenge of Connected Learning.” With Anne Simpkins, Jane Wellford, Judith Howard and Ken Lee. Teaching and Learning Conference. Elon College, NC. September 1999
"When Surfing Is Part of the Curriculum: Technology Portfolios in the Methods Classroom"North Carolina English Teachers Association Conference. October 1998. Wilmington, NC.
"Helping Students Speak as Teachers: Uniting English Education and the Writing Center."Presented with Steve Braye and David Walsh. National Council of Teachers of English. March 1998. Albuquerque, NM.
"Global Studies and Individual Development: How Does Thinking about Change Change the Way We Think (and Teach)?"Presented with Michael Ulrich. Conference of the Association for Integrative Studies. October 1997. Boone, NC.
"The PRAXIS Challenge: Can We Prepare Them for the Test without Teaching to the Test?"North Carolina English Teachers Association Conference. October 1997. High Point, NC
."Surfing the Net, Untangling the Web: Effective Use of the Internet in Teaching English."Presented with Barbara Plumblee and Kim Beane. North Carolina English Teachers Association. Winston-Salem, NC. October 1996.
"Teaching the Next Generation of English Teachers." North CarolinaEnglish Teachers Association. Winston-Salem, NC. October 1996.
"Finding the Child to Become an Adult: A Transactional Analysis of Getting Out, ‘night, Mother, and Traveler in the Dark." Southern Writers’ Symposium: Marsha Norman: Solitary Confinement. Methodist College. Fayetteville, NC. March 1996.
"Making It Real: Preparing Methods Students to Face the Real Classroom."North Carolina English Teachers Association. Raleigh, NC. October 1995
."Standing by Her Man While Holding the Mike: The Tension of Feminism in Country Music."Popular Culture Association of the South. Charlotte, NC. October 1994.
"The Campus Writing Center as a Complement to the Secondary English Methods Class."National Council of Teachers of English. Portland, Oregon. March 1994
."Gender Consciousness in Margaret Maron's Deborah Knott Mysteries."Southern Writers' Symposium. Methodist College. Fayetteville, NC. October 1993.
"Waiting to Exhale: A Women's Novel or an African-American Women's Novel?"Philological Association of the Carolinas. Elon College. March 1993
."The Best Ice Cream Shops Sell Several Flavors: Encouraging Students to Use Critical Thinking Skills in Literature."Presented with Rosemary Haskell and John Herold. North Carolina English Teachers Association. High Point, North Carolina. October 1992.
"Seeking the Feminine in the Silent Snow: May Sarton's Poetry." May Sarton at 80: A Celebration of Her Life and Work.Westbrook College. Portland, Maine. June 1992.
"The Writing Center as a Training Ground for Future Educators." Presented with Steve Braye, Patsy Shorter, Ann Hawkins, Lisa Emory, and Shannon Howell. The Southeastern Writing Center Association. Williamsburg, Virginia. April 1992
."Samuel Beckett's Play: A Metaphor for the Schopenhauerian Will." Comparative Drama Conference, Gainesville, Florida. March, 1988.
Readings of Original Poetry:
Virginia Center for Creative Arts in Auvillar, France, 2010
Elon University, 2004
North Carolina Poetry Society, 1994, 1999
Barnes and Noble, Cary, NC, 1998
Delta Kappa Gamma, 1997
North Carolina Philological Association, 1993
Laurel Theatre, 1989
Davis-Kidd Booksellers, Knoxville, 1986-89