Gregory Specter’s Resume

EXPERTISE

Professional Writing and Communication; Research; Project Planning and Implementation; Social Media Management; Public Engagement; Public Speaking

Education

Ph.D., English, University of Missouri, 2014

M.A., Literature, University of Delaware, 2008

B.A., English, Wilkes University, 2003

WORK EXPERIENCE

Social Media Editor and Contributor                                                                          2015-present

Pedagogy & American Literary Studies   

  • Contributes posts to PALS focused on teaching American literature
  • Publicizes PALS using social media tools and builds relationships online

with teachers (k-12 and college), librarians, archives, museums, and historic sites

Part-Time SAGES Instructor                                                                                      2019-2020

Case Western Reserve University

  • Co-instructor in First-Year Seminar Courses

Visiting Assistant Professor/ Assistant Teaching Professor                                        2015-2019

Department of English, Duquesne University                                                                        

  • Designed and taught courses in library research skills, writing, and literature
  • Taught learning community and honors courses
  • Informal mentoring and advising of students
  • Partnered with the Heinz History Center Affiliates Program and Fort Pitt Museum to incorporate original archival resources and local history projects into my courses

English Division, Lehigh Carbon Community College                                                                 2014-2015

  • Designed and taught writing courses
  • Taught dual enrollment courses onsite at Lehigh Valley high schools

Department of English, University of Missouri                                                                          2008-2014           

  • Designed and taught courses in American literature and writing and research

Department of English, University of Delaware                                                                         2007-2008           

  • Designed and taught courses in writing and research

PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT

Participant, NEH Summer Institute for College and University Teachers: “Early American Women’s History: Teaching from within the Archives,” Elyssa Tardif, Suzanne McCormack, Directors, Newell D. Goff Center for Education and Public Programs at the Rhode Island Historical Society, July 20 – July 31, 2015

Administrative experience

Department of English, Duquesne University 

  • First Year Writing Committee 2018—2019
  • Graduate Teaching Fellow Mentor 2017
  • Speakers’ Committee 2016—2018 

PUBLICATIONS

“Pedagogy & American Literary Studies (PALS) and the Development of Sustainable Online Teaching Communities.” Co-Author with Shelli Homer and Brianne Jaquette. Forthcoming in Pedagogy: Critical Approaches to Teaching Literature, Language, Composition, and Culture, vol. 18, no. 3, 2018, pp. 457-481.

“‘We cannot be indifferent’: Native Americans and the Students of the Bethlehem Boarding School.” Liminality, Hybridity, and American Women’s Literature: Thresholds in Women’s Writing, edited by Kristin J. Jacobson, Palgrave Macmillan, 77-95

ARCHIVAL RESEARCH EXPERIENCE

Moravian Archives, Bethlehem; American Antiquarian Society; Library Company of Philadelphia; Harriet Beecher Stowe Center; Winterthur; Lehigh Valley Heritage Museum; Heinz History Center

SOCIAL MEDIA INFORMATION

Pedagogy & American Literary Studies

@PedagogyAmLitSt (PALS Twitter)

@GregSpecter (Personal Twitter)

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