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In the summer of 1981, I graduated from UND with a master's degree in linguistics (minor in English). That fall I started working at Turtle Mountain Community College on the Turtle Mountain Chippewa Reservation in Belcourt, North Dakota. There I taught humanities, literature, composition, Michif language (with a native speaker) and Ojibwa language (with a native speaker).
In 1991, my family and I moved to Grand Forks where I started pursuing a doctoral degree in English at UND. I completed the course work and passed the comprehensive exams and am currently ABD (all but dissertation). While working on my doctoral degree, I taught Composition 110 and Michif Language 300 (through both English and Indian Studies Departments), taught writing and human relations courses for the University of Minnesota-Crookston and Northwest Technical College in East Grand Forks, Minnesota, and taught adult ESL at the Grand Forks Adult Learning Center.
Now a senior lecturer in the English Department, I teach English 110 (Composition), English 125 (Technical and Business Writing), and Online Composition 110 for distance learners.