Resume

TEACHING EXPERIENCE

Visiting Assistant Professor, Marymount University                            2018-2020

  • Collaborate on curriculum redesign and pilot new Composition syllabus.
  • Design and teach courses in Ancient World Literature, Medieval World Literature, Major Women Writers, and topics in popular culture.
  • Draft lectures, talking points, and Power Point presentations weekly to conform with the objectives of each course.
  • Assess student performance of learning objectives in the classroom and across programs.
  • Counsel students on adjustment to the US academic environment and on course selection.

Post-Doctoral Teaching Fellow, Marymount University                                  2016-2018

  • Design and teach courses in Ancient World Literature, Medieval World Literature, Major Women Writers, and topics in popular culture.
  • Draft lectures, talking points, and Power Point presentations weekly to conform with the objectives of each course.
  • Assess student performance of learning objectives in the classroom and across programs.

Adjunct Instructor, various institutions                                                  2007-2016

Freshman composition and ESL courses in reading, writing, conversation, and public speaking at the University of the District of Columbia Community College, Andrews University, Purdue University, Ivy Tech Community College, and Southwestern Michigan College.

WRITING EXPERIENCE

Doctoral Candidate, Purdue University                                                  2010-2015

  • Developed cohesive project featuring an independent claim.
  • Articulated a framework for understanding the role of fairy tales in contemporary American identity.

Developmental Editing, freelance                                                           2015-present

  • Edited others’ written work.
  • Recommended restructuring, refining, and rewriting sentences, paragraphs, and chapters for clarity and style.
  • Edited to correct errors of spelling, grammar, punctuation, and usage.
  • Did research to support the work of the author.

Technical Writing, freelance                                                                    2007-present

  • Synthesized information from 3-D models, bills of materials, and engineering drafts to create use and maintenance manuals for specialized welding machinery used by the aerospace industry and by research institutions.
  • Edited engineers’ drafted sections for grammar, spelling, punctuation, facts, and style.
  • Revised sentences, paragraphs, and chapters for conformity with the style guide.
  • Produced main narratives, captions, credits, reference lists, tables of contents, and introductions for use and maintenance manuals.

BOARD LEADERSHIP EXPERIENCE

Chair of the Board, interim, AU United Methodist Chaplaincy                      10/2017- 4/2018
Member of the Board, AU United Methodist Chaplaincy                                2016-present

  • Coordinate cooperation among American University students, chaplaincy staff, board members, and the Baltimore-Washington Conference of the United Methodist Church.

Public Relations Coordinator, Kalamazoo Russian Festival Board     2007-2010

  • Established partnerships and collaborations to promote the annual Russian Festival and its participants including musicians, businesspeople, and political representatives from the local Russian émigré community, from the Embassy of the Russian Federation in Washington, DC, and from Pushkin, Kalamazoo’s sister city in the RF.  http://www.kzoorca.org/past-russian-festival-info.html

Chair of the Board, Jones United Methodist Church                             2007-2010

  • Developed and monitored annual budget of $40,000.00.
  • Managed closure of the church, dissolution of assets, and transition of the congregation’s records to a neighboring congregation.

EDUCATION

Ph.D. Comparative Literature, Purdue University        2015

Thesis: “Cinderella and Other Fairy Tales as Secular Scripture in Contemporary America and Russia”

M.A. English Literature, Andrews University               2007

Project Papers: “Folklore and Social Tension in the Medieval Romances Emaré and Degaré” and “Pushing the Limits: Lady Mary Wroth’s Use of the Sonnet Sequence to Explore Social Constructs in Renaissance England”

B.A. Russian Studies, The American University             2001

Capstone: “Syntactic Reduplication in Russian Fairy Tales”

SCHOLARLY PUBLICATIONS

The Fairy Tale as Secular Scripture: The Dynamics of Story in Contemporary America (Working title) under contract with Lexinton Books

“Writing Our Stories with Hooks and Needles: Literary Women’s Voices in Textiles” Cultural Studies, under review

“Old Wine in New Wineskins: Fairy-Tale Pastiche on Film” Response,forthcoming in 2019

Giuseppe Pitrè Catarina the Wise and Other Wondrous Sicilian Folk and Fairy Tales, Ed. and trans. by Jack Zipes.  Journal of Folklore Research Reviews, August 23, 2018

“The Findern Codex and In the Middle:Understanding ME Vernacular Manuscripts through the Lens of Social Media in the Twenty-First Century,” The Dynamics of the Medieval Manuscript: Text Collections from a European Perspective.Eds. Karen Pratt, Bart Besmusca, Matthias Meyer, and Ad Putter. Gottingen: Vandenhoeck and Ruprecht, 2017 pp.  147-164

“Putting Words in Their Mouths: Russian Bylinias Discursive Space.” Folklorica,Vol. 20 (2016), pp. 83-111

RECENT SCHOLARLY PRESENTATIONS

“Fairy Tale as Secular Scripture in Contemporary America,” Popular Culture Association Conference, Washington, D.C., April 17-20, 2019

“Old Wine in New Wineskins: Fairy-Tale Pastiche on Film,” Mid-Atlantic Popular and American Culture Association Conference, Baltimore, MD November 8-10, 2018

“Writing Our Stories with Hooks and Needles: Literary Women’s Voices in Textiles,” Creative Bodies – Creative Minds, University of Graz, Austria, March 26, 2018

LANGUAGES & TECHNOLOGY

Russian – conversational fluency in spoken language; proficiency in reading and writing

French – proficiency in reading, writing, and spoken language

Proficiecy working in Microsoft, Mac, and Google office suites, including word processing, spreadsheet, databases and presentation programs

Proficiency in web publishing in Google Sites, Blogger, Word Press, and Kentico platforms

Research and Teaching Portfolio of Kate Christine Moore Koppy