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Lees Porter - Assistant Editing - Reading, PA, USA

Maureen Lees Porter

Reading, PA, USA


Assistant Editing


I am a former doctoral candidate and teaching fellow in English literature. I am just starting to seek work through skillpages.

Work History

Adjunct Writing Instructor (Business and Basic Writing)

Penn State University

September 2004 - May 2005

Supervisor: Valerie Cholet Rowe (610) 396-6145

The Midwest Conference MLA

"Matthew Arnold and the Celt, " American Conference for Irish Studies

Senior Teaching Fellow

Lehigh University

August 1996 - May 2004

Stipend: $1150 per month and tuition remission scholarship
Supervisor: Dr. Barry Kroll (610) 758-3000

Taught and designed first year composition classes for program encouraging close textual readings analyses and development of argumentative essay formats.

Taught and designed upper level literature course and composition courses for Senior Teaching Fellowship (2003-2004).

Worked as a paid tutor in the English writing center; volunteered to assist judging undergraduate writing competitions; participated in writing workshops each semester as required; taught one section of ESL.

Served on department committee organized to invite scholarly speakers; served on organizing committee for the first Women's Studies Graduate Conference held at the University.

Presented the following professional papers:

"Lady Gregory's Egyptian Intrigues, " University of Notre Dame

Research Assistant

Villanova University

September 1993 - May 1995

Award: Tuition Remission Scholarship
Supervisor: Dr. Philip Pulsiano (610) 519-4500

Assisted professors ten hours per week with editing, research, and office work as requested.

Presented the following graduate studies paper:

Qualifications & Certifications

A.B.D. English Literature

Lehigh University

M.A. English Literature

Villanova University

Yeats' International Summer School

B.A. English Literature and Communications

Alvernia University

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