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Valerie E. Kasper

3620 W. San Juan Street
Tampa, FL 33629
(813) 837-2744

EDUCATION
Doctorate, Text and Technology
University of Central Florida (2010-present)
Masters of Arts, Mass Communication
University of South Florida, 1995
Bachelor's of Science, Journalism
University of Florida, 1990

EXPERIENCE
Instructor of English
Saint Leo University, 2006 - present
Adjunct Faculty
Northwood University, 2004-2006
Adjunct Faculty
Saint Leo University, 2000-2006
Coordinator of Information and Publication Service
University of South Florida, 1990-2000

MEMBERSHIPS
National Council of Teachers of English (NCTE)
Collegiate Media Advisors (CMA)
Student Law Press
Florida College English Association (FCEA)

PROFESSIONAL ACTIVITIES
Course Development
ENG 121 - Academic Writing I, 2006, College of Online Learning
ENG 340 - African American Literature, 2006, Distance Learning
ENG 002 - Basic Composition Skills, 2011, College of Online Learning
Committees
Faculty Textbook Selection Committee for Academic Writing I, 2006
Faculty Textbook Selection Committee for Academic Writing II, 2009
Faculty Textbook Selection Committee for Basic Composition Skills, 2010
Faculty Search Committee for English, 2010
Faculty Search Committee for Education, 2010

PUBLICATIONS & PRESENTATIONS
Book Chapters
Kasper, Valerie. “Sunsets, Sunglasses, and Celebrities in the Small Screen.” Florida in the Popular Imagination. Ed. Steve Glassman . North Carolina: MacFarland & Company, 2009. 98-116. Print.

Articles
Kasper, Valerie. “Hurston and the Hurricane of 1928.” Florida Studies 4.0 (2007): 201-210. Print.
Kasper, Valerie. “The Donaldsons: The First Black Family in Lower Pinellas County.” Florida Studies 3.0 (2008): 93-98. Print.
Kasper, Valerie. “The Ancient Lore of Slaveships around the Florida Penisula.” Florida Studies. In press – due out summer 2010. Print.

Presentations
Kasper, Valerie. “Hurston and the Hurricane of 1928.” Paper presented at the Florida College English Association 2007 Conference. Fort Pierce, Florida, November 8-9, 2007.
Kasper, Valerie. “How to Anticipate and Accommodate the Diverse Needs of the Nontraditional Student.” Paper presented at the 2007 CAEL International Conference. San Francisco, California, November 8-10, 2007.
Kasper, Valerie. “Classrooms with Clickers.” Paper presented at the 2008 Teaching Professor Conference. Kissimmee, Florida. May 16-18, 2008.
Kasper, Valerie. “The Donaldsons: The First Black Family in Lower Pinellas County.” Paper presented at the Florida College English Association 2008 Conference. Tampa, Florida, November 8-9, 2008.
Kasper, Valerie. “The Ancient Lore of Slaveships around the Florida Penisula.” Paper presented at the Florida College English Association 2009 Conference. Boyton Beach, Florida, October 15-16, 2009.
Kasper, Valerie. “Redirecting the Blues: One Teacher’s Approach to Fostering Reading.” 2009 Annual Conference on College Composition and Communication. San Francisco, California. March 2009.
Kasper, Valerie. “Remixing Classroom Practice: Pedagogical Strategies for Using Digital Devices.” 2010 Annual Conference on College Composition and Communication. Louisville, Kentucky. March 17-20, 2010.
Kasper, Valerie. “The Failure and Oppression Associated with Patriarchal Views in Zora Neale Hurston’s Jonah’s Gourd Vine.” Paper presented at the Florida College English Association 2010 Conference. Winter Springs, Florida, October 14-16, 2010.


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