Jill Sumstad

Lecturer

Department of English

E-mail:
JSumstad@yahoo.com
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Innovative and dedicated teacher with an accomplished background in basic writing pedagogy, academic-level writing and research, writing across the curriculum pedagogy, presentation and oral communication skills, and technical and professional writing. Vast experience working with a diverse student population, sensitive to multi-cultural issues, and committed to engaging and motivating students from various perspectives.

Education

  • B.A. Engish, CSU Hayward
  • M.A. English, CSU East Bay

Courses

Not teaching this quarter.

Publications

Lucas, Gabe and Anthony Adrian Pino, ed. Occam’s Razor, 24. Hayward: California State University, 2007. Published poetry – Spring 2007.

Conway, Deborah, et al. Writing Across the Curriculum Research Component Proposal. Hayward: California State University, 2006. Contributed student survey and raw data, and “Incorporating Sources” lesson plan and exercises/handouts.

Blake, Kenneth, et al. English 6750 Class Book. Hayward: California State University, 2005. Contributed graduate paper: “Classroom Conversation: Finding a Balance in the Dichotomies”, classroom observations, and a lesson plan outline about incorporating Joesph M. Williams’ Style: The Basics of Clarity and Grace in the classroom.

Lucas, Gabe and Anthony Adrian Pino, ed. Occam’s Razor, 22. Hayward: California State University, 2007. Published poetry – Spring 2005.

Gubernat, Susan, faculty ed. Deep Thunk. Hayward: English 4070, 2005. Helped edit and illustrate. Published poetry – 2005

Presentations

Writing across the curriculum (WAC) research table proposal, California State University East Bay, Department of English, Hayward, CA, April 2006. Presented to the dean of the English department the proposal for a research writing table at the Student Center for Academic Achievement (SCAA).

Student Center for Academic Achievement (SCAA) panel participant on research writing, California State University East Bay, Hayward, CA, February 2007. Presented to undergraduates and graduates tips and tricks to obtaining adequate research for research papers.

General Studies cluster program and Freshmen Year Experience (FYE) review to Trustee Glen Toney, California State University East Bay, Department of General Education, Hayward, CA, October 2007

Workshops

Fisher, Barbara, Ingram, Susan and Jill Sumstad (2007-08), “Japanese Lesson Plan in General Studies,” a workshop to incorporate Japanese Lesson Planning into General Studies.

Sumstad, Jill (2007), “Collaborative Teaching in GS,” a workshop to help new General Studies instructors prepare their syllabi.

Sumstad, Jill (2006), “Syllabi and Lesson Planning in GS,” a workshop to help new General Studies instructors prepare their syllabi.

Service

Freshmen Advisor, California State University East Bay, General Education Department, Hayward, CA, 2007 to 2009

Freshmen Year Experience (FYE) Coordinator, California State University East Bay, General Education Department, Hayward, CA, 2006 to 2008

Freshmen Convocation, September 2006 and 2007

Welcome Week, September 2006 and 2007

Halloween Madness Event, October 2006 and 2007

Office decorating contest, February 2006, 2007, and 2008

Kite Flying Workshop, November 2006

East Bay Idol Event, February 2007 and 2008

Tattoo History Seminar, May 2007

Thanksgiving Clothing Drive, November 2007

De-stress in the Dorms, November 2007

Director of Freshmen Final Project Convocation, California State University East Bay, General Education Department, Hayward, CA, 2007

Directed and managed large-scale event showcasing freshmen projects

Homecoming Committee Representative, California State University East Bay, General Education Department, Hayward, CA, 2007 and 2008

Office decorating contest winners 2006 and 2007

Homecoming Dance Committee

Multi-cultural Week Committee Representative, California State University East Bay, General Education Department, Hayward, CA, 2006

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