KAREN KURT TEAL


 

Email: kkteal@u.washington.edu

 

EDUCATION

 

Ph.D., English, February 2000.

The University of Massachusetts, Amherst.

 

Dissertation: The Later Evolution of Trollope's Female Characters.

Director:  Robert Keefe.

 

M.A., English, May 1994

The University of Massachusetts, Amherst.

 

A.B., English, June 1980

Smith College, Northampton, Massachusetts.

 

 

TEACHING EXPERIENCE

 

AFFILIATE ASSISTANT PROFESSOR, Department of Technical Communication, the University of Washington, Seattle, Washington. 2008-present.

 

Technical and Scientific Communication, TC 400, to undergraduate majors. Sept 2008.

 

LECTURER, 2001-2007.

 

Writing the Scientific Article, TC 509, to graduate students. 2003-present

Introduction to Technical Communication, TC 231, to engineering majors. 2003-present

Advanced Technical Writing and Oral Presentation, TC 333, to engineering majors 2001-present

Style in Scientific and Technical Writing, TC401, in the Technical Writing Certificate Program. Autumn 2002.

 

For all classes, my duties involve adapting new material, writing lectures, and assessing student work.

 

WRITING INSTRUCTOR, North Seattle Community College, Seattle, Washington. Autumn 2007.

 

Strategies in Technical Writing, EGR 231, covering leave of absence

 

WRITING INSTRUCTOR, Edmonds Community College, Lynnwood, Washington. 2002-2006

 

Introduction to Technical Writing, ENGR 231.  September 2002-2005;

developed an online version of the introduction to technical writing Summer 2004.

Essay Writing, English 100, 2003-2005

Analytic Writing, English 105, Winter 2003-Autumn 2005.

The Research Paper, English 205, exclusively, Autumn 2004-Autumn 2006.

 

ENGLISH INSTRUCTOR, Green River Community College, Auburn, Washington. Fall 2000–Spring 2001.

 

Introductory Composition, Eng 100.  Grammar and sentence review, essay writing.

Essay writing, College Writing 110.

 

ENGLISH INSTRUCTOR, Pierce College, Puyallup, Washington.  Fall 2000.

Developmental English, English 99

 

TEACHING ASSOCIATE, English Department, the University of Massachusetts, Amherst, Massachusetts. 1991-1995.

 

College Writing, ENG 112

Man and Woman in Literature, ENG 134

Major British Writers, ENG 200, a lecture course required for the major 

 

ENGLISH COMPOSITION TUTOR, Bilingual, Athletic and English Departments, the University of Massachusetts.  Fall 1989 – Spring 1991.

 

PROFESSIONAL EDITING EXPERIENCE

 

PROJECT COORDINATOR, Asian Law Center, University of Washington.  January 2009-

Strengthening Justice:  Re-Establishment of the Rule of Law in Afghanistan.  Overseeing the composition and production of a fifteen chapter book with multiple contributors.  Sponsored by a grant from the International Developmental Law Organization, Rome.

 

PROFESSIONAL & UNIVERSITY SERVICE

 

Local Arrangements Chair, Annual Meeting of the Victorian Interdisciplinary Studies Association of the Western United States, University of Washington, Seattle, October 2008.

 

Member, Board of Directors, Victorian Interdisciplinary Studies Association of the Western United States, October 2006-present.

 

Bibliographer, Research Society for Victorian Periodicals.  Ongoing compilation of material for the biennial bibliography of the Research Society for Victorian Periodicals in The Victorian Periodicals Review, Fall 2006-present.

 

Europe Travel Club Advisor, Edmonds Community College, Lynnwood, Washington,

2004-5.

 

Conference Chair, the University of Massachusetts.  Organized the first English graduate student conference at the University of Massachusetts in 1992 and continued to conduct it for four years.  The program was highly acclaimed by faculty, and it is still in existence.

 

Compiled the scholarly checklist for the Dickens Quarterly for two years.  Provided accurate and well-edited material every quarter. 1992-4.

 

PROFESSIONAL AFFILIATIONS

 

The American Association of University Women

The Conference on College Composition and Communication

The Modern Language Association

The National Council of Teachers of English

The Victorian Interdisciplinary Studies Association of the Western United States

The Nineteenth-Century Studies Association

The Research Society for Victorian Periodicals

North American Victorian Studies Association

Association of Teachers of Technical Writing

 

 

RESEARCH INTERESTS

 

Undergraduate information literacy skills

Undergraduate and graduate technical writing education

Science, technology and popular Victorian print culture

Class division and racial unrest in the nineteenth-century London

Regulation of the status of women in the British press

Major British novelists of the Victorian Era

Fictions of empire

 

 

TEACHING INTERESTS

 

Undergraduate literature, composition, and technical writing courses

Special topics in nineteenth-century British literature.

Strengthening writing skills for scientific communications

 

 

PUBLICATIONS

 

"Against ‘all that rowdy lot':  Trollope's Grudge Against Disraeli."  The Victorian Newsletter.  Fall 2007. No. 112.  55-68.

 

"The Science Communications Act of 2007." American Teachers of Technical Writing Newsletter.  September 2007, 1-2.

 

"A Good Library."  UMASS Magazine, Spring 2002. End page essay.

 

The 2004-2006 Research Society for Victorian Periodicals Reference List.  Contributor responsible for nine journals.  Victorian Periodicals Review. 39:4 Fall 2006.

 

 

WORKS IN PROGRESS

 

"Teaching Scientists to Write."  A review of my practices during the last five years.  Query received favorably by editor of Programmatic Perspectives on November 13, 2008.

 

"In the Footsteps of the Researcher:  Students Ponder Injustice in the Era of the Ripper."  A review of student accomplishment in a community college research writing class.

 

 New Engineering Grad:  What Are Hiring Managers Really Thinking About YOU?   A book on critical engineering work place etiquette.  Based on interviews with engineering managers around the Puget Sound and world. Have begun testing material on undergraduates with positive results.

 

"The Bakhtinian Trollope:  An Examination of an Early Publication in Good Words."

The Victorian Periodicals Review.  In preparation.  Book chapter about Trollope's language and composition process.

 

"Trollope's Bugbear:  Anxious Masculinity, Credit, and the Victorian Marketplace in The Struggles of Brown, Jones, and Robinson, by One of the Firm (1862).  Book chapter about the question of business finance in Trollope's composition process.

 

"Energy, Time, and the Rise of Science in the Periodical."  Chapter of my as yet untitled book on science, technology and print media and Victorian culture.

 

 

BOOK REVIEWS

 

Margaret Markham.  New Men in Trollope's Novels.  Review accepted by Ravon, February 2009.

 

Sally Mitchell.   Frances Power Cobbe, review in process for Feminist Teacher.

 

Ann C. Colley.  Robert Louis Stevenson and the Colonial Imagination.  The Victorian Periodicals Review. 40:1 Spring 2007.  80-82.

 

Christine L. Krueger, ed.  Functions of Victorian Culture at the Present Time. 

The Victorian Periodicals Review.  39:2 Summers 2006. 184-6.

 

Peter Ackroyd.  Albion:   A Study in the English Imagination.  The Victorian Periodicals Review.  38:3 Fall 2005. 334-335.

 

Deborah Anna Logan.  The Hour and the Woman:  Harriet Martineau's ‘Somewhat Remarkable' Life.  The Victorian Periodicals Review. 37:1 Spring 2004.  97-98.

 

 

PROFESSIONAL PRESENTATIONS

 

Science panel chair.  Annual Conference of the Victorian Interdisciplinary Studies Association of the Western United States, University of Colorado, Boulder, Colorado, October 24-26, 2007.

 

"The Old and New Victorian Gateway to the Continent:  St. Pancras Station and Hotel Renovation Update." Annual Conference of the Victorian Interdisciplinary Studies Association of the Western United States, Pepperdine University, Malibu, California, October 26-28, 2006.

 

"Écriture as a Weapon:  Arabella Trefoil and the Social Dragons of The American Senator."  Trollope and Gender Conference.  University of Exeter, United Kingdom, July 17-19, 2006.

 

"The Season of Our Contempt: Trollope Christmas Writing Ritual."  Annual Conference of the Victorian Interdisciplinary Studies Association of the Western United States, University of New Mexico, Albuquerque, New Mexico, October 27-29, 2005.

 

"The Main Interceptor Pipe."  Annual Conference of the Victorian Interdisciplinary Studies Association of the Western United States, University of Washington, Seattle, Washington, October 20-22, 2004.

 

"Trollope, Imagination and Gentlemen's Clubs."  Annual Conference of the Victorian Interdisciplinary Studies Association of the Western United States, Boise State University, Boise, Idaho,  October 9-12, 2002.

 

"Unregulated Hatred? Trollope's Racial Bias Against Disraeli."  Annual Conference of the Victorian Interdisciplinary Studies Association of the Western United States, The University of California at Los Angeles, Los Angeles, California, October 25-28, 2001.

 

Invited Panel Chair, Annual Conference of the Victorian Interdisciplinary Studies Association of the Western United States, The University of California at Los Angeles, Los Angeles, California, October 20-22, 2000.

 

"Graveyards, Mourning, Erotica: A High Victorian Response to Loosening Social Restraint."  The New England Conference for British Studies, Bentley College, Waltham, Massachusetts, October 1, 1994.

 

"Revisions of Woman's Role in the Fiction of Anthony Trollope."  The Interdisciplinary Conference on Women and Society, Marist College, Poughkeepsie, New York, June 11, 1994.

 

"Graveyards, Mourning, Erotica: A High Victorian Response to Loosening Social Restraint."  The Third Annual Graduate English Conference, The University of Massachusetts, Amherst, May 12, 1994.

 

 "The Irish Hero on the English Scene: Was Phineas Finn a Friend or Foe to the Home Rule Effort?"  The Regional Conference of the American Conference on Irish Studies.  Westfield State College, Westfield, Massachusetts, October 15-16, 1993.

 

 "Two Popular Victorian Parables of Loss:  Madeline in Anthony Trollope's Barchester Towers (1857) and Miss Havisham in Charles Dickens' Great Expectations (1860).  The Interdisciplinary Conference on Women and Society, Marist College, Poughkeepsie, New York, June 4-6, 1993.

 

"Can You Forgive Him?  The Victorian Prescriptive Ideal for Women and the Trollopian Subversion."  The Second Annual Graduate English Conference, The University of Massachusetts, Amherst, April 16, 1993.

 

 "Dickens, Trollope and the Swindler's Appeal."  The First Annual Graduate English Conference, The University of Massachusetts, Amherst, May 15, 1992.

 

OTHER PRESENTATIONS

 

"Toxic Repetition:  The Cultural Uses of the Whitechapel Murders."  Special invited speaker, Fourth Biennial Jack the Ripper Conference, Baltimore, Maryland, April 21-23, 2006. 

 

"Toxic Repetition:  The Cultural Uses of the Whitechapel Murders."  Brown Bag Lecture, Edmonds Community College, Lynnwood, Washington, February 16, 2005.

 

"Basic Presentation Development and Delivery."  In-service workshop for the User Experience Group, Microsoft Corporation, Redmond, Washington, May 2, 2002.

 

 

PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT

 

The Joint Conference of the North American Victorian Studies Association and The Victorian Studies Association of Western Canada.  University of Victoria, British Columbia.  October 10-13, 2007.

 

 

HONORS

 

Dean of the College of Engineering Honor List--Named one of the highest rated instructors for the University of Washington College of Engineering Autumn 2007.

Edmonds Community College, Lynnwood, Washington -- Best Club Advisor Prize 2005.

Smith College Montagu Prize –1979.

 

 

 

 

Updated March 19, 2009.

 

 

 

 

 


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