Committees

External Reviewer

  • Tenure & Promotion Dossier (U.S.-based research-focused university, English Dept.)
  • Promotion Dossier (Australian-based research-focused university, Communications Dept.)
  • External Review for Program Review, English Department, CSU San Marcos

Reviewing Manuscripts/Editorial Board

Review Panels

  • THATCamp Fellowships, Center for New Media, George Mason University, January 2011.
  • American Association of University Women, Review Panel for American Fellowships 2011.
  • CUNY Professional Staff Congress & Women’s Studies Grant Applications, 2007-2008.

Service to College & University

  • Search Committee for Dean of King (SJSU) Library, 2015-2016.
  • Curriculum & Research University Committee, Fall 2013.
  • Academic Senate, Elected Representative, College of Humanities & the Arts, SJSU 2006-2007; 2013-2014.
  • University Library Board, SJSU 2006-2007; 2010-2012; Chair, 2012-2013.
  • Chair, Open Access Subcommittee, University Library Board, 2010-2011.
  • Open Access Task Force, Humanities & Arts Representative, 2008-2010.
  • Digital Humanities Specialist, National Endowment for the Humanities Grant for Photographic Negative Reference Collection Digitization Project sponsored by Special Collections & Archives, King Library, June 2011.

Service to Department

San Jose State University
Curriculum Committee, English Department, 2005 – present.
Retention, Tenure, and Promotion Committee, English Department, 2016-2017
Composition Committee, English Department, 2009
Graduate Studies Committee, English Department, 2006-2007.
Publicity Committee, English Department, 2006.

CUNY
Advisory Board, Women’s Studies Certificate Program, CUNY 2001-2005.
Webmaster, Women’s Studies Certificate Program, CUNY 2000-2005.
Website Committee, Ph.D. Program in English, CUNY 2003-2004.
Feminist Studies Group (Co-Chair), Ph.D. Program in English, CUNY 2003-2004.
Fund Raising Committee, Ph.D. Program in English, CUNY 2001-2003.
Media Committee, The Center for the Study of Women and Society, CUNY 2000-2001.
CUNY Focus Group/Discussion for The Evidence in Hand: Report of the Task Force on the Artifact in Library Collections (Appointed Representative for Ph.D. Program in English), Council of Library and Information Resources, March 2001.

New York University
Graduate Student Course Evaluations Committee, English Department, NYU Spring 1999.

*In Spring 2013, after years of funding my own professional memberships and professional travel, I made the financial decision to not renew my membership with the Modern Language Association. Because of this, I am no longer on these important committees. This saddens me because many other faculty teaching in my type of institution also feel the squeeze of no raises for years and are unable to sustain MLA membership or attend the yearly MLA Convention.