Presentations

June 2011

Invited Panelist, “The Twenty-First Century Curriculum: SMU and Greater Dallas” and “Navigating the Hiring Process: Establishing a Rapport between the Employer and Candidate with a Disability,” American Association of University Professors, Washington, DC

July 2010

Invited Panelist, “Local Landscapes in a Global Era: Daffodils and Lilacs and Postcolonial Landscapes,” Contemporary Women’s Writing, San Diego, CA

March 2010

Invited Panelist, “’Western Kinsmen of the Sun’: The Resuscitation of American Culture Vis-à-Vis Cinematographic Images in Jack Kerouac’s On the Road,” College English Association, San Antonio, TX

July 2008

Invited Panelist/Top-Ten Finalist, “Malaysia’s Sisters in Islam,” Mayborn Creative Nonfiction Conference, Grapevine, TX

June 2008

Invited Presenter, “Plug and Play: iPods, YouTube and Podcasting,” Alexander Graham Bell Association Conference, Milwaukee, WI

June 2008

Invited Presenter, “Plug and Play: iPods, YouTube and Podcasting,” Alexander Graham Bell Association Conference, Milwaukee, WI

November 2007

Invited Panelist, “Annotations to Jenny Boully’s The Body: An Essay: ‘Re-membering’ the Writer and the Text.” American Studies Association of Texas, East Texas Baptist University, Marshall, TX

September 2006

Invited Panelist and Speaker, “Free Overseas Travel/Study Opportunity: Share the Fulbright Experience.” TexTESOL V, Northlake College, Dallas, TX

June 2006 "Bilateral Cochlear Implants: Are Two Always Better Than One?," Alexander Graham Bell Association, Pittsburgh, PA
October 2004 Invited Panelist and Speaker, "Making Connections!" Clarke School, Springfield, MA
September 2004 Invited Speaker, "Annotations to Jenny Boully's The Body: 'Re-membering' the Writer and the Text." Brown Bag. Gilbert Lecture Series. Southern Methodist University, Dallas, TX
October 2003 Invited Panelist and Speaker, "Making Connections!" Clarke School, Springfield, MA
April 2003 Invited Speaker, "Grappling with Islandness and Cross-Culturality in the Works of Judith Ortiz Cofer." Denton Public Library's Professor's Corner, Denton, TX. | View Slide Show
March 2003 Invited Speaker, "Attacking Immigration "Drunken Monkey Style" in Lan Cao's Monkey Bridge." Critical Moments Conference, Emory University, Atlanta, GA
March 2001 Colloquium speaker, "Transcultural Women of Late Twentieth-Century American Literature: First-Generation Immigrants from Islands and Peninsulas" (based on dissertation). The Annual Student Research Colloquium, The University of Tulsa, Tulsa, OK
April 2000 Invited Speaker, "Researching and Writing Around San Antonio." Book Fair Week Authors' Presentations, San Antonio College, San Antonio, TX
June 1999 Panelist, "Still Young, Still in School . . . And Feminist. Students React to the Articles in the Winter 1998 Signs Issue." The National Women's Studies Association Conference, Albuquerque, NM
March 1999 Colloquium speaker, "Fulfilling the American Dream." The Annual Student Research Colloquium, The University of Tulsa, Tulsa, OK
February 1999 Panelist, "Bridging the Gap Between Cultural and Literary Theory and Practice: Implementing a Social Constructivist Approach in a Theme-Based Writing Course." The University of Tulsa Comparative Literature Symposium, Tulsa, OK