Smith Nash, Ph.D.
OVERVIEW OF EXPERIENCE
Last 15 years: Specialized in turn-arounds and start-ups; engaged in the development and administration of multi-product, diversified educational programs (degrees, certificates, conferences, courses, etc.) in a global context containing face-to-face, elearning, m-learning, and hybrid delivery for colleges, universities, professional organizations, other institutions in wide array of subject matters, ranging from general education, liberal arts, to career training. High-quality programs with demonstrated positive outcomes, with positive return on investment, and positive net to plow back into organization to cover expenses, and to contribute / underwrite services such as publications and libraries.
Petroleum Geology: Unconventionals and shale plays; water issues.
E-Learning and M-Learning: Course and program-level development and administration
I am most interested in exploring creative, fluid solutions in a rapidly changing world where disruptive technologies provide opportunities for forward-thinking individuals, especially when they commit to collaborate and share their knowledge, ideas, and ability to mentor. I like corgis, beagles, poetry, tennis, and industrial novels.
2008 – Present
of Petroleum Geologists (Director of Education and
Online and face-to-face education and professional development programs. Responsible for administration of face to face, online, and hybrid education conferences, research conferences, short courses, field courses, distance education; design and deployment of new education products (adaptive / "quick bite" mobile learning, e-symposia, webinars, geotechnology workshops, “forum of experts” workshops, online courses); promotion, strategic partnerships including energy-leadership MBA, and earth science education program for K-12 in urban public schools; industry partnership and technology transfer and “research launcher” program. Grants and contracts for training / open courseware; helped launch global Geosciences Technology Workshops (GTW) series, and Forum of Experts hybrid workshop series. Principal Investigator: 5-year $4.0 million technology transfer education (Department of Energy, 2009); 3-year $995,000 carbon capture and sequestration education (Department of Energy, 2009), helped design plan for an Energy-focus MBA; helped launch K-12 science education initiatives.
1998 - Present:
Director, Victoria Resources
Consulting services offered since 1998 to numerous clients in education, energy, publishing, manufacturing, and other industries providing services in distance education programs, marketing, instructional materials, learning technologies, and research.
-- Curriculum / content development: English Composition, World History, General Education, Humanities, Spanish, Human Relations / International Relations (leadership, contemporary problems, creative problem-solving, conflict resolution, difficult times), Leadership, Creative Writing, Business, E-learning.
-- Training materials and best practices / instructional strategy for e-learning / distance learning instructors / programs
-- Assessment strategy documents and assessment tools; accreditation teams (DETC and ACE)
-- White papers for decision-making & strategy for international business; sustainable business / renewable energy and non-renewable energy, shale plays and unconventional resources, shale gas water management.
2004-2007: Associate Dean, Graduate Liberal Arts, Excelsior College (Albany, NY)
Responsible for administration of two distance graduate programs: Master of Arts in Liberal Studies, and Master of Arts in Public Administration; oversight of e-learning courses; development of mobile learning initiatives; in charge of promotion and strategic partnerships; competed for and awarded grant for teacher training to develop programs for diaspora populations (at-risk immigrant populations in the U.S.).
Program Director (Online Curriculum, College of Liberal
Studies and Dept of
Human Relations) University of Oklahoma
Program Manager (Online Courses, EDGE Institute / Sarkeys Energy Center, College of Geosciences)
Program Director (Engineering and Geosciences Continuing Education): Responsible for a wide array of curricula and course development initiatives in e-learning and mobile learning; administered and developed new conferences, short courses, distance education programs for engineering and geosciences; competed for and administered grants and contracts to conduct program evaluation, distance education, exchange programs (Azerbaijan, Paraguay, Turkmenistan, Kazakhstan).
1996-1997: St. Gregory’s College (Director of LEAPS Program): developed program for at-risk students for tutoring, mentoring with computer-based applications; also developed remediation programs in science and mathematics.
1994 – present: Adjunct professor at the University of Oklahoma
international marketing for companies and clients)
University of Oklahoma (Instructor; marketing / editing for Oklahoma Geological Survey publications)
1987-1991: Kerr-McGee Corporation (International Operations Analyst): supply and demand predictions, market forecasts, production scheduling, marketing: titanium dioxide pigment, synthetic rutile; zirconium dioxide.
1982-1987: Valley Exploration (Geologist): Exploration and development geologist: Oklahoma, Texas; Anadarko Basin, Central Oklahoma Uplift, Arkoma Basin, Texas Panhandle.
EDUCATION AND TRAINING
(rhetoric and composition)
Dissertation: Apocalypse in Twentieth-Century Literature, Film, and Cultural Texts: The Persistence and Questioning of the Messianic Vision
University of Oklahoma
(emphasis on creative writing, culture, world history)
Thesis: Active Fault: Translations and Convergences of Geology and Poetics
B.S. (1981) University of Oklahoma Geology (Petroleum Geology track)
Graduate work in
(University of Oklahoma and Texas A&M, 2012) – emphasis on
Economics, Energy Economics
Graduate work in Geology (University of Oklahoma) – emphasis on fine-grained systems, paleoecology, petroleum systems, and mass extinction events
Certificate Programs and Courses: Online Instruction / Instructional Design Basics / CREOLE / Multimedia / Hybrid & Online Course Design - 2006 - 2010 (Florida State College, Troy University, University of Oklahoma Continuing Education); Personnel Management Series (Cornell University); Management and Supervising (University of Oklahoma), Unconventional Resources and Shale Plays, Alternative Energy
Languages: Spanish (fluent, spoken and written); French (intermediate written); Russian (very basic conversational); Portuguese (written and basic spoken).
Designing Moodle Themes. (video course) Packt Publishing (Birmingham, England), 2014.
Moodle Course Development Best Practices. Packt Publishing (Birmingham, England), 2014 (co-author, Michelle Moore).
Moodle for Training and Professional Development (video course). Packt Publishing (Birmingham, England), 2013.
Writing for Human Relations. Texture Press, January 2013. http://www.scribd.com/doc/119794339/Writing-for-Human-Relations
E-Learning Success: From Courses to Careers. Texture Press, March 2012. http://www.scribd.com/doc/86590363/E-Learning-Success-From-Courses-to-Careers
male Ane (Where
the Butterfly Goes). Sodobnost International: Ljubljana,
Slovenia. January 2013.
The Adventures of Tinguely Querer. Ljubljana, Slovenia: Vodnikova Zalozba, September 2011. Reviews: Southwestern American Literature (Fall 2011), World Literature Today (Spring 2012, Nota Bene), Amazon.com, Goodreads.com.
Moodle 1.9 Teaching Techniques (co-authored with William Rice), Packt Publishing (Birmingham, UK), 2010.
E-Learner Survival Guide. Norman, OK: Texture Press, 2009. Interview at Career College Central, November 2009. http://www.scribd.com/doc/56098869/E-Learner-Survival-Guide-by-Susan-Smith-Nash
Excellence in Teaching and Learning: Classroom and Online. (co-authored with George Henderson). Springfield, MO: Charles C. Thomas Publishers, 2007. Interviews about the book here:
Learning Review: Interview with Susan Smith Nash http://www.learningreview.com/e-learning/articulos-y-entrevistas/los-nuevos-manuales-de-texto-incluiran-guiones-para-usar-en-juegos-de-rol-en-el-mundo-virtual-1081-2.html
Donluk: Interview with Susan Smith Nash http://tolgaozdemir.net/?p=79#more-79 April 1, 2008
Good Deeds Society: Family Plot. (Slovenian title: Klub dobrih dejanj) (Novel) Sodobnost: Ljubljana, Slovenia. May 2008. Plans to use in schools in conjunction with programs to build self-esteem, self-confidence, and tolerance. Under development: website, and “serious game” / virtual world elements. Book tour in Slovenia (February 2009): http://www.gooddeedssociety.com/
Leadership and the e-Learning Organization (collection of edublog entries). Texture Press: Albany, NY October 2006. (interview about book and concepts in “Leadership Challenges in eLearning” Lorenzetti, Jennifer Patterson. Distance Education Report, 5/1/2006, Vol. 10 Issue 9, p5-7). Guest on the VOA’s “Talk to America” special on Elearning: http://www.voanews.com/english/NewsAnalysis/October-2006-Past-Programs.cfm; On-camera interview for Discovery Channel “History of Video Games.”
Otozna Boginja (Disconsolate Goddess). Sodobnost: Ljubljana, Slovenia. March 2006. Reviewed including interview with author, in Bukla (April 2006), Astro Novice (April 2006), Novice Koper (March 2006).
Ophelia’s Gold. (novel) Texture Press: Norman, OK. 2006. Available as audio book as well.
Lonelyhearts Pawn Shop. Light & Dust Books, Kenosha, Wisconsin. December 2005. Parts published in the Baku Sun (Baku, Azerbaijan), and Gargoyle (Washington, D.C.)
I Never Did Tell You, Did I?: Unsent Letters. Avec Books. Penngrove, CA. October 2003.
Lazi Malih Zensk (novel). Ljubljana, Slovenia: Vodnikova Zalozba, November 2002.
To the Uzbekistani Soldier Who Would Not Save My Life. Avec Books, Pivotal Prose Series. Penngrove, CA. November 2001. Reviewed in World Literature Today.
PortretNemirneAmericanke. (Slovenian version of I Never Did Tell You, Did I?: Unsent Letters) Ljubljana, Slovenia: Vodnikova Zalozba, September 2001.
AyvuMembire, Susy Delgado. Fall 2001, Asuncion, Paraguay. (English translation of Susy Delgado - Spanish and Guarani) Reviewed in World Literature Today.
Fly-Over States of Mind. Kenosha, WI: Light and Dustbooks, 2000. http://www.fly-over.net Reviewed in Rain Taxi, Winter 2001, ABR: American Book Review, Spring 2002.
First Light: An Anthology of Paraguayan Women Writers, editor and translator. Centro Cultural Paraguayo Americano / Texture Press, 1999. Finalist for the Oklahoma Book Award (1999).
Tatapype, Junto al Fuego, Asuncion, Paraguay: Arandura, 1999. (English translation of Susy Delgado - Spanish and Guarani) Reviewed in World Literature Today.
Doomsday Belly. San Francisco: Trip Street Press, 1998. Reviewed in Alsop Review, Rain Taxi.
Catfishes and Jackals, Potes and Poets Press, Elmwood, CT, September 1997.
Channel-Surfing the Apocalypse, Avec Books, Penngrove, California, May 1996. Reviews in Review of Contemporary Fiction, Taproot Reviews, Poetics Briefs, Feminist Bookstore News, Small Press Review, St. Mark's Poetry Project, Talisman, Washington Review. Featured guest and interviewee on Read About It, aired June 9, 1996. Commentary and essay-review in Talisman (June 1996).
A Paleontologist's Notebook, Left Hand Books, Barrytown, New York, October 1995. Reviews in the American Book Review, Washington Review, 33 Review, Small Press Review, Taproot Reviews, Weber Studies, Dusty Dog Reviews, Western Literature Association Journal. Finalist in the 1996 Oklahoma Book Award. Interview appeared March 31, 1996 on Read About It, produced by B.J. Hamilton and the Oklahoma Department of Libraries.
"Mobile Learning in Education" 2011 e-Learning Annual. Ed. Michael Allen.
“Blended Mobile Learning in Developing Nations and Environments with Variable Access: Analysis of Four Cases” Chapter 7. Mobile Information Communication Technologies Adoption in Developing Countries: Effects and Implications. London: IGI Global, 2010: pp 91-102.
“Learning Objects” (Chapter 10) Trends and Issues in Instructional Design. NY: Pearson Publishing, 2010. (forthcoming)
“Recruiting Military Students” Chapter 20. Co-author with Meredyth Leahy and Susan Dewan. The College Admissions Officer’s Guide. Barbara Lauren, Ph.D., J.D., Editor. Washington, DC: American Association of Collegiate Registrars and Admissions Officers, 2008.
Along the Way?
Warning Signs for an e-Learning Organization” Chapter 7.
Principles of Effective e-Learning. Edited by Nicole A.
Informing Science Press, 2007, p 185-195.
Categories: distance education, e-learning, leadership
"Technology Strategy for Shale Plays: Independents vs. Majors - An Analysis and Outlook" Eagle Ford Geosciences Technology Workshop, February 24-26, San Antonio, Texas (2014). Forthcoming in AAPG Search & Discovery.
“Key Factors for Success in Unconventionals: Characteristics, Key Plays, Typical Challenges” AAPG Search and Discovery Digest, #80352 (2014) http://www.searchanddiscovery.com/documents/2014/80352nash/ndx_nash.pdf
"Trije eseji: Postpostmoderniaem: Tehnokratske kulture?" (Three essays: Postpostmodernism: Technocratic Culture?" and "Nepreputsnost tu ni dovoljena" (Impermeability Not Allowed Here) and "Pasolini, Boccaccio in Dekameron: Podlage za razumevenje sodobne kozmologije in iskanje odgovorov na tehnologo" in Sodobnost 2014 (Ljubljana, Slovenia): p 1-10.
"Review of Loteria Jarocha by Alec Dempster" World Literature Today. May-August 2014, p. 119-120.
"Review of Holy Heathen Rhapsody by Pattiann Rogers" in World Literature Today. May-August 2-14, p. 117-118.
“Technology Strategy Considerations in Reservoir Optimization”, AAPG Geosciences Technology Workshop, August 6-7, 2013. http://www.searchanddiscovery.com/documents/2013/70154nash/ndx_nash.pdf
“Producibility Checklist for Unconventionals.” Petroleum. November 2013.
Review of Tiempo de ángeles / A Time of Angels. By Homero Aridjis. George McWhirter, Tr. Francisco Toledo, Ill. World Literature Today. October 2013. p 66-67.
Reliable vs. Unreliable Information in the Eagle Ford: Sources and Credibility Tests, Search and Discovery, #70142 (2013). http://www.searchanddiscovery.com/documents/2013/70142nash/ndx_nash.pdf
"Produced Saltwater: The Overlooked Resource in Resource Plays?" AAPG Search and Discovery online journal. May 2013.
"Gunslinger" The Correlator: Division of Professional Affairs Journal. April 2013.
"Evald Flisar and Live, Face-to-Face Theatre in an Age of Digital Performance" in The Collected Plays of Evald Flisar, Part II. 2013. Texture Press, p. 1-12.
"A Compilation of Shale Play and Unconventionals Articles: The Role of Access and the Making of Normative Standards" #70135 (2013) (adapted from oral presentation at Geosciences Technology Workshop, Shale Plays: An Integrated Approach, Houston, Texas, November 12-14, 2012). AAPG Search and Discovery. http://www.searchanddiscovery.com/documents/2013/70135nash/ndx_nash.pdf
"Hearing and Not Believing: The Strange Case of Hydraulic Fracturing" Search and Discovery Article #70123 (2012) (adapted from oral presentation at Geosciences Technology Workshop, Hydraulic Fracturing, Golden, CO, August 13-15, 2012). AAPG Search and Discovery. http://www.searchanddiscovery.com/documents/2012/70123nash/nash.pdf
"Effective Strategies in Museum Distance Education" (co-authored with Elaine Bontempi) Proceedings of Informing Science & IT Conference (InSITE) 2012. June 2012. http://proceedings.informingscience.org/InSITE2012/InSITE12p013-025Bontempi0008.pdf
"Museum Education in Transition: What Are the Essential Elements? Responses to Interview Questions" (co-authored with Elaine Bontempi) Education Research Journal, Summer 2012. http://www.resjournals.com
"Making a Case" with Case Studies: Comparative Analysis of Three Hydraulic Fracturing Case Studies" ICSIT-IREPS 2012 Proceedings. 2nd International Symposium on Integrating Research, Education, and Problem Solving (IREPS 2012). Winter Gardens, FL: International Institute of Informatics and Systemics.
"Matching Courses with Careers" The Correlator. AAPG Division of Professional Affairs. March 2012: http://dpa.aapg.org/correlator/careermatchupQ112.cfm
"Effective Strategies in Museum Distance Education" (co-authored with Elaine Bontempi) inSITE, Montreal, Canada, June 26, 2012. (accepted) Proceedings. 2012 Informing Science + IT Education Conference, Montreal, Canada.
"Success Strategies for E-Learning" GTW Deepwater Reservoirs: Multi-Disciplinary Exploration and Development, 24-25 January 2012, Houston, Texas. Abstract and presentation published. Search and Discovery Article #70122. Posted April 26, 2012.
"Assistive Technologies: Accessing Voice and Selfhood in an Age of Digital Technologies" Feminist Cyberspaces: Pedagogies in Transition. Ed. Sharon Collingwood, Alvina E. Quintana, and Caroline J. Smith. Cambridge, UK: Cambridge Scholars Publishing, 2012: pp. 202-229.
“Maximizing Your Training and Professional Development Return on Investment” The Correlator. AAPG Division of Professional Affairs. June 2011: pp. 9-10.
“The Heart Journal”
Practicum. Videos and Text. Press1: Vol 5, No. 2. http://www.leafscape.org/press1/v5n2/heartjournal.html
"Using Simulations and Virtual Worlds for Success in the Marcellus" Search and Discovery Article #70096. Posted June 26, 2011. Adapted from presentation at AAPG Geoscience Technology Workshop, “Success in the Marcellus and Utica Shales: Case Studies and New Developments,” Baltimore, Maryland, May 23-25, 2011. http://www.searchanddiscovery.com/documents/2011/70096nash/ndx_nash.pdf. Includes mp3 audio file.
"Review of Joey Brown's Oklahomaography" World Literature Today. July-August issue, 2011, p. 72-73.
"Maximizing Your Training and Professional Development Return on Investment" The Correlator. Division of Professional Affairs, AAPG. Second Quarter 2011. http://dpa.aapg.org/correlator/maximizeQ211.cfm
"E-Learning and the Geoscientist" The Correlator, AAPG Division of Professional Affairs. 1st Quarter, 2011: http://dpa.aapg.org/correlator/e_learnQ111.cfm
Geoscientists in the Global, Multi-Generational Workplace," Proceedings
the Gulf Coast Association of Geological Societies Annual
Houston, TX: GCAGS. CD-ROM. Search and Discovery
(2010): (includes presentation slides as well as
“Review of John Vick’s Chaperons of a Lost Poet” Untitled Country Review. Issue 4, Winter 2011. http://untitledcountry.blogspot.com/2011/02/issue-4-review-john-vick.html
“Review of David Wolach’s Occultations” The Psychic Sponge’s Guide to Zeitgeistland. Volume 4, Number 3. January – April 2011. http://www.leafscape.org/press1/v4n3/nash-review.html
“The Illusion of Time” The Psychic Sponge’s Guide to Zeitgeistland. Volume 4, Number 3. January – April 2011. http://www.leafscape.org/press1/v4n3/psychicsponge1.html
“The Wildcatters” The Psychic Sponge’s Guide to Zeitgeistland. Volume 4, Number 3. January – April 2011. http://www.leafscape.org/press1/v4n3/psychicsponge2.html
Effective E-Learning for Geoscientists in the Global, Multi-Generational Workplace, GCAGS 60th Annual Convention, San Antonio, Texas, October 10-12, 2010. http://www.searchanddiscovery.net/documents/2010/70089nash/ndx_nash.pdf
"Love Philtre." The
Sponge's Guide to Zeitgeistland. Press 1, Vol 4,
No 1. May -
August, 2010. http://www.leafscape.org/press1/v4n1/psychicsponge.html
“The Artifice of Ananios” GHR, vol 13. March 2010.
“Introduction” The Red Room: Writings from Press 1. Ed. Arlene Ang, Valerie Fox, Jordan Schilling. Philadelphia: Straw Gate Books, 2010, p 1-4.
“Air-Clipping with Zoroaster: The Sun-Magnolia Refinery” The Psychic Sponge’s Guide to Zeitgeistland. Press1, Vol 3, No. 3. January – April, 2010. http://www.leafscape.org/press1/v3n3/nash-review1.html
Review: Brian Clements’ And How To End It. Press1, Vol 3, No. 3. January – April, 2010. http://www.leafscape.org/press1/v3n3/nash-review1.html
Are Birds. Press1, Vol 3, No. 3. January –
Review of The River that Flows Uphill” World Literature Today. Spring 2010.
Review – World Literature Today. Winter 2009.
“Libraries in Second Life: New Approaches to Education, Information Sharing, Learning Object Implementation, User Interactions and Collaborations,” Proceedings. Education and Information Systems, Technologies and Applications: EISTA 2009.
Review of Ana Merino’s Cell Mate” World Literature Today. Winter 2009
“On Jerome McGann’s The Point is to Change it: Poetry and Criticism in the Continuing Present” Talisman, Spring 2009
“On Six Slovenian Poets, ed. Brane Mozetic” Talisman, Spring 2009.
“Subjectivity in Second
Enactments in the Space Between the Real and the Virtual” Talisman.
“Los nuevos manuales de texto incluirán guiones para usar en juegos de rol en el mundo virtual: New training guides will include scripts to use with role-playing games and simulations in virtual worlds” Learning Review Latinoamerica. Year 5, No 23. April-May-June 2008. pp. 24-26.
Architecture and the Study of Literature, Summer 2007, Issues
Sciences, Volume 4, http://proceedings.informingscience.org/InSITE2007/IISITv4p811-818Nash399.pdf
. Journal of Issues in Informing Science and Information
(IISIT), pages 811-818. It is also listed in the Proceedings
of the 2007
Informing Science and IT Education (InSITE) conference
"Fighting Intrusive Thoughts Using Podcasts: A Strategy for Effective E-Learning" InSITE Informing Sciences Proceedings. June 2006. http://proceedings.informingscience.org/InSITE2006/ProcNash137.pdf
"Pedagogically optimizing the use of weblogs and podcasts for maximum effectiveness in online and hybrid learning." with Sabrina Johnson-Taylor. U.S.-China Forum on Distance Education. April 2006.
“Learning Objects, Learning Object Repositories, and Learning Theory: Preliminary Best Practices for Online Courses” Interdisciplinary Journal of Knowledge and Learning Objects, Volume 1, pages 217-228. (cited in 65 publications)
Categories: distance education, program management, instructional design, humanities, literary criticism
Numerous articles in journals and magazines, along with interviews
"Successful Incorporation of Learning Objects in Online, Hybrid, Multiple-Modality Distance Courses," (chapter) in Learning Objects. Ed. Alex Koohang and Keith Harmon, Spring 2006 by Informing Science Press (Santa Clara, California).
Review of Riverbend's Baghdad Burning. World Literature Today. forthcoming Spring 2006.
Review of Diana Wakoski's Selected Poems. Talisman. forthcoming, Fall 2005.
"Jim McCrary: Unbounded Portals of Being" Black Spring. Summer 2005.
Contributing author for chapters on online / web-based composition elements, in Jane Aaron's Little Brown Handbook. Longman. 10th ed. 2006.
Review of Selected Poems - Ilhan Berk," Rain Taxi. Fall 2004.
"Review of Burning Salt by Anna Mockler" Rain Taxi. Fall 2004.
"Online Courses for Active-Duty Military Personnel," US Naval Institute Proceedings. Accepted August 2004.
"Technology and the Adult Degree Program: The Human Element," Developing and Delivering Adult Degree Programs. Ed. James P. Pappas and Jerry Jerman. New
Directions for Adult and Continuing Education. 103: Fall 2004, 73-79. (with Frank Rodriques).
"Stranded Again, This Time in Ghana" Submodern Fiction. 2004.
"Nizami, Literary Appropriations, and the Internet," Contemporary Turkish Culture. 1:1 Winter 2004: 64-68.
Companion website for The World is a Text, Jonathan Silverman, 1st ed. Prentice-Hall. http://wps.prenhall.com/hss_silverman_worldtext_1/0,6331,490765-main,00.html
Review of Short Fuse: The Global Anthology of New Fusion Poetry. ed. Todd Swift, Philip Norton. NY: Rattapallax. Winter 2004.
"New Quality Benchmarks for Online Courses: Meshing Technology and Conceptual Underpinnings" Selected Papers from the 15th International Conference on College Teaching and Learning. (Received recognition). April 2004.
Links to more than 100 articles and columns written on online education: http://www.beyondutopia.net/learning and http://beyondutopia.tripod.com/xplanazine/
Review of Dallas Wiebe, Vox Populi Street Stories. Reviewed in Review of Contemporary Fiction. Winter 2003.
“Madonna in Che
Using Pop Culture Images to Teach Students to Track the
Referent” in Integration. Xplana: Exploring
How We Can Learn
and Teach with Technology. XPLANA.COM April 2003.
Review of Burning Deck: Two Score and More. In Review of Contemporary Literature. Fall 2003.
“Introduction to My Father’s Dreams” My Father’s Dreams by Evald Flisar. Ljubljana, Slovenia.
“I Write Myself Alive,” Sodobnost. December 2002. Ljubljana, Slovenia.
"The Function of Collections of Little-known National Literatures on the Internet: The Case of Azerbaijan"
Political Discourse: Theories of Colonialism and Post-Colonialism. George Landow, ed. U of Singapore. Winter 2002. http://www.scholars.nus.edu.sg/landow/post/poldiscourse/nash/nash1.html
Review of Eduardo Garrigues. West of Babylon. Translated by Nasario Garcia. In World Literature Today, forthcoming.
Review of Sheryl St. Germain. Swamp Songs: The Making of an Unruly Woman in World Literature Today, forthcoming.
Review of Robert Murray Davis’ Mid-Life Mojo in World Literature Today, forthcoming 2003.
Review of Cydney Chadwick’s Flesh and Bone, in World Literature Today, Spring 2003.
Review of Cheese in Contemporary Literature Review, Fall 2002.
Review of Victor Osojnik’s And Things Happen for the First Time, in Rain Taxi, Summer 2002. http://www.raintaxi.com
Review of Juan Felipe Herrera’s Giraffe on Fire in World Literature Today, Winter 2002.
“Land of Fire: Azerbaijan and the Caspian Continue to Burn Hot with Potential” Oklahoma City Geological Society Journal. Oklahoma City, OK, March-April, 2002: 123-129. Cited and indexed in PetroAlert.
“Female Desire in Paraguayan Filmmakers Maneglia and Schemboir’s Artefacto de la primera necesidad: Revenge Fantasy, Camp, or Postdictatorship Self-Loathing?” in Women in Contemporary World Cinema. Ed. Alexandra Heidi Karriker. NY: Peter Lang, 2002: 1-14.
“Defenders of Islam or OPEC?” The Daily Oklahoman. 2 January 2002.
“Rochelle Owens and Luca: Discourse on Life and Death,” Rain Taxi, Vol 6, No. 4, Winter 2001/2002, 33-34.
“David Wojahn: Strange Good Fortune” Rain Taxi online Winter 2001/2002. http://www.raintaxi.com/frame.htm
“Translating Bilingual Texts: The Guarani/Spanish Poetics of Susy Delgado,” Talisman, Winter/Spring 2001, 136-142.
“Poetics // The Next Level,” 13th Moon: A Feminist Literary Magazine. (SUNY/Albany), 138-146.
“Creativity in an Online Course,” Syllabus, October 1999.
"Introduction to the Work of Susy Delgado and Notes on Translating from Spanish and Guarani" (Spanish and English versions) "Introduction" Tatapype / Junto al fuego. Asunci?n, Paraguay: Arundel, 1998.
"Current Trends in Contemporary Poetics," Rhizome, October 1997.
"The Poetics of Erotic Writing," Juxta Summer 1997.
"Apocalypse and Exotic Meat," Talisman Spring 1997.
"Contemporary Innovative Writing: Post-Language & Other Traumas" Rhizome Spring 1997.
"David Koresh, The Branch Davidian Tragedy and its Aftermaths: The Uses of Apocalyptic Narratives in Cultural Texts" Perforations Issue #7. http://www.pd.org/topos/perforations/perf7/perf7_index.html. Fall 1996. Edited by Robert Cheatham.
"The Small Press and Future Literacy," Washington Review (Nov. 1996), 2-5.
"Apocalyptic Enactments in the Work of Rochelle Owens," Poetics and Criticism Forum: Light and Dust Books, online, edited by Karl Young. http://www.thing.net. (Fall 1996).
"The Artifice of Confession: T.E. Lawrence and Autobiographically Representing Rape in Seven Pillars of Wisdom" T.E. Notes 6:1 (Summer 1996), 1-3.
"Revoicings: Collaboration and Individual Art Production," Synergism ed. Valerie Fox and Kelly McQuain. (Philadelphia, PA: Boshi Press, 1996), 14-17.
"Dorothy Richardson's Technologies of Gender" Witz (Winter 1996), 2-3.
"Keeping a Field Notebook," Oklahoma Geological Survey Special Publication 96-3: Rockhounding and Earth Science Activities in Oklahoma (Norman, OK: Oklahoma Geological Survey, 1996), 23-30.
"Leslie Scalapino and the Making of Consciousness," Witz 6 (Spring 1996), 1-3.
"Erotic Apocalypses in The Crow," Perforations 7 (Summer 1996), http://www.noel.pd-org/topos/perforations.
"Cultural and Political Apocalypses in the Work of Stephen-Paul Martin" Perforations 6,
"Mainstreaming the Apocalypse: Doomsday Narratives in Waco Echo Armageddon and Extinction in Literature and Science," Central Park 24 (Spring 1995), 112-120.
"Magic and Mystery in Poetic Language: A Response to the Writings of Leslie Scalapino," Talisman 14 (Fall 1995), 90-100.
"Channel-Surfing the Apocalypse: Excerpt," Talisman 14 (Fall 1995), 90-100.
"Apocalypse as Reconnection in James Chapman's Our Plague," Juxta 4 (Fall 1995), 10-14.
"Language Poetry: Not Fit for Human Consumption?" Juxta 1 (1994), 63-71.
"The Observing Eye, The Observing Ear: Using Personal Experience in Writing Instruction," Oklahoma English Journal
(Spring 1994), 23-31.
"On Editing and Publishing a Small Magazine: Saddle-Stitching Away from the Margin," Chain 1 (1994), 86-89.
"Construct Gloved and Anthropos Texted," A Poetics of Criticism (Buffalo, NY: Leave Books, 1994), 33-37.
"Essay-Review of James Miller's The Passion of Michel Foucault, and Cydney Chadwick's Enemy Clothing" To: A Journal of Poetry, Prose, and Visual Arts (1994), 288-292.
"Science and the Spatial in Experimental Poetics," Central Park 23 (Spring 1994), 181-85.
"Beyond the Language Movement: A Manifesto of Aesthetics in a Time of Communication, Plague, and a New World Order," Taproot Reviews 4 (Spring 1994), 3-4.
"Redefining Meaning's Topographies: Poetic Language and the Female Body," Anatomy: Raw 12 (1994), 33-35.
"Introduction," Wolf's Clothing by Rillo, (Barrytown, NY: Left Hand Books, 1994), i-ix.
"AIDS and the Avant-Garde," Talisman 11 (Fall 1993), 42-50.
"Fractal Geometry and the Poetry of John Perlman," Witz 1:3 (Spring 1993), 1-3.
"Gustaf Sobin and the Consolation of Imagerie," Talisman 10 (Spring 1993), 52-53.
"Death, Decadence, and the Ironies of Language Poetics," Talisman 10 (Spring 1993), 202-06.
"An Alien Double in Poetics," Writing from the New Coast: Technique (1993), 189-191.
"On Visual Poetics," CORE: A Symposium on Contemporary Visual Poetry (1993), 114-120.
"On Camille Paglia's Sexual Personae" Arkansas Quarterly (Winter 1993), 22-31.
"H.D.'s Dark Night of the Soul," The Arkansas Quarterly (Fall 1992), 337-343.
"Stevens' 'The House Was Quiet and the World Was Calm'," The Explicator 50:4 (Summer 1992), 231-232.
"Paradigms in Collision: A Few Considerations on the Nature of Geological Controversy," The Shale Shaker 43:1 (Nov-Dec,
"T. E. Lawrence and the Limits of Will," T. E. Notes 3:6 (June 1992), 1-3.
"The Courage to Fall," The Georgia Review (Winter 1992), 794-98.
"Building and Explanation: Todorov's Minimal Units," Aerial 5 (1989), 161-62.
"Interrogating Text and Textuality: The Rupture of Poetics" Aerial 5 (1989), 173-176.
Short Fiction, Creative Non-Fiction, Poetry
"Shale Plays and Hairless Bears" Press 1. Vol. 5, No. 4.
"Stripping for the Body Ekstasis / The Joy-Joy Hotties Club" Press 1. Vo. 5, No. 3. http://www.leafscape.org/press1/v5n3/psychicsponge.html
"I, Vampire" (fiction). Gargoyle. pp. 464-470, Fall 2011.
"Solar Flares, Interconnectivity, and a 2012 End of the World" Press 1. Vol 5, No. 2 http://www.leafscape.org/press1/v5n2/psychicsponge.html
"Shredded Silk and
Cars: Follow Your Dream" Press 1. Vol 5, No 1. http://www.leafscape.org/press1/v5n1/psychicsponge.html
"Review of Veronica Golos' Vocabulary of Silence" Press 1. Vol 5, No. 1. http://www.leafscape.org/press1/v5n1/nash-review.html.
“The Illusion of Time”
Sponge’s Guide to Zeitgeistland. Press 1. Volume 4,
January – April 2011. http://www.leafscape.org/press1/v4n3/psychicsponge1.html
“The Wildcatters” The Psychic Sponge’s Guide to Zeitgeistland. Press 1. Volume 4, Number 3. January – April 2011. http://www.leafscape.org/press1/v4n3/psychicsponge2.html
"5102010: A Story of Signs and a Tornado" The Psychic Sponge’s Guide to Zeitgeistland. Press 1. http://www.leafscape.org/press1/v4n2/psychicsponge1.html
"Perfect Storms," The
Room: Writings from Press 1. Ed. Arlene Ang,
Jordan Schilling. Philadelphia: Straw Gate Press,
2010. p. 68-69.
“Discourses & Dustin, Oklahoma,” Gargoyle. # 55. Winter 2009. p. 246-249.
“Panhandle Gun & Coin.” Gargoyle. # 55. Winter 2009. p. 250-252.
“Crystal Skulls” Big Bridge. #14. 2009. http://www.bigbridge.org/BB14/FIC-SSN.HTM
“Arroyo” Big Bridge. #14. 2009. http://www.bigbridge.org/BB14/FIC-SSN2.HTM
“Big Big Sky” Big Bridge #14. 2009. http://www.bigbridge.org/BB14/FIC-SSN3.HTM
“Perfect Storms” Press1. May – August 2008. http://www.leafscape.org/press1/v2n1/nash.html
Edublogs and Online Journals:
Project Working Mom:
“Why More Moms are Going Back to School” Project Working Mom. http://www.elearners.com/projectworkingmom/resources/be-a-great-mom/why-more-moms-are-going-back-to-college/ December 2009.
(mentioned in Page6, New York Daily News, March 2010).
“The New Jobs in Healthcare” Project Working Mom. http://www.elearners.com/projectworkingmom/resources/go-back-to-school/the-new-jobs-in-healthcare/ December 2009.
edublog: Inside E-Learning (http://community.elearners.com/blogs/default.aspx?GroupID=8 ) – more than 100 articles on academic writing and research, online education, strategies, career outlook, educational success strategies.
edublog: E-Learning Queen (http://www.elearningqueen.com) – theoretical articles, along with numerous online interviews with innovators and leaders in e-learning. E-Learning Queen has been widely recognized by educators and distance learning providers as a source of high-quality and up-to-date information on online learning, mobile learning, and new trends and technologies.
Categories: instructional design, instructional technology, distance education, leadership, program management, mobile learning
PAPERS PRESENTED AT CONFERENCES / (or Keynotes)
“Technical Writing Triage” (March 13, 2014). AAPG E-Symposium.
"Success Factors for Unconventionals" at PackersPlus Workshop, Rio de Janeiro, November 8, 2013
“Key Considerations in Unconventional Reservoirs” (2013) Presented at the Sweet Spots in Unconventional Reservoirs AAPG Geosciences Technology Workshop, August 12, Houston, TX.
"Structure of a
"Learnings" or "Findings" Report" (2013) Presented at
the Woodford Shale Forum, April 11, 2013, Oklahoma City, OK
"Reliable vs. Unreliable Information in the Eagle Ford: Sources and Credibility Tests" (2013) Presented at the Eagle Ford Geosciences Technology Workshop, March 16 - 18, 2013, San Antonio, Texas
"Making Oil and Water Mix: Community Relationships in Oil and Gas Production " AAPG Geosciences Technology Workshop: February 26-28, 2013, Fort Worth, Texas.
"Brief Bibliography of Shale Play Thought Leaders" AAPG Geosciences Technology Workshop - Shale Plays: Integrated Technologies. November 13-14, Houston, Texas
Distance Education" inSITE, Montreal, Canada, June 26, 2012.
2012 Informing Science + IT Education Conference, Montreal,
"Making a Case" with Case Studies: Comparative Analysis of Three Hydraulic Fracturing Case Studies" Virtual Presentation. Case Studies and Methodologies Track, 2nd International Symposium on
Integrating Research, Education, and Problem Solving (IREPS 2012),Orlando, FL, March 26, 2012.
Success Strategies for Online Teaching and Learning: Навыки успешного онлайн-преподавателя (доклад на англ. языке, в ходе выступления будет осуществляться текстовый перевод на русский язык) e-Teachers Summit, e-Learning PRO (Moscow, Russia). Online summit, February 9-10, 2012.
"Success Strategies for E-Learning" GTW Deepwater Reservoirs: Multi-Disciplinary Exploration and Development, 24-25 January 2012, Houston, Texas. Abstract and presentation published. Search and Discovery Article #70122. Posted April 26, 2012.
"Using Simulations and Virtual Worlds for Success in the Marcellus" Search and Discovery Article #70096. Posted June 26, 2011. Adapted from presentation at AAPG Geoscience Technology Workshop, “Success in the Marcellus and Utica Shales: Case Studies and New Developments,” Baltimore, Maryland, May 23-25, 2011.
Keynote Address: Summer Faculty Institute, May 31, 2011. University of Delaware. http://ats.udel.edu/news/newsletter/20110330/sfi2011.php
"Wimba and Blackboard Mashup Tools: Incorporating technology that promotes interactivity and student retention." Troy University E-Campus E-Colloquium, April 13, 2011.
"Return on Investment and Edublogging" Panel Discussion. Users Group, Washington, DC, March 2011.
Geoscientists in the Global, Multi-Generational Workplace,"
Coast Association of Geological Societies Conference, San
Antonio, TX, October
“Knowledge Transfer in the Multi-Generational Workplace,” AAPG MidContinent Section Conference, Tulsa, OK, October 12, 2009.
“Avoiding Information Silos in the Distributed Workplace,” AAPG MidContinent Section Conference, Tulsa, OK, October 12, 2009.
Plenary Speaker. New Directions in E-Learning in Response to Global Environmental and Energy Issues. ,” 13th World Multi-Conference on Systemics, Cybernetics and Informatics. July 10-13, 2010.
“Libraries in Second Life: New Approaches to Education, Information Sharing, Learning Object Implementation, User Interactions and Collaborations,” 13th World Multi-Conference on Systemics, Cybernetics and Informatics. July 10-13, 2010.
“Web Conferencing Tips for Training and Education.” Co-Presented with Ken Molay. Adobe Systems Webinar Series. September 25, 2008.
“Developing Interdisciplinary Masters’ Thesis.” Hamline University. June 21, 2008.
“Educational Uses of Mashups” (Keynote Speaker.) New Media Consortium Spring Symposium. April 3, 2008.
Guest Lecturer. Florida State University “EDH7635: Higher Education Administration” March 31, 2008.
“Mobile Learning and Great Books,” Informing Science + Information Technology Conference (InSITE), Ljubljana, Slovenia, June 23-27, 2007.
“Quality in an E-Learning Course Featuring Mobile Learning,” 18th Annual Conference on Teaching and Learning, Jacksonville, FL, April 5, 2007.
Using Podcasts: A Strategy for Effective E-Learning"
Science + Information Technology Conference (InSITE)
University of Salford
(Greater Manchester), England, June 25-28, 2006.
"Students In Harm's Way: Effective Learning Strategies for Deployed Military" presented at Sloan-C, The Eleventh Sloan-C International Conference on Asynchronous Learning Networks, "The Power of Online Learning: Mobilizing to Expand Community" November 16-18, 2005. (Sloan-C audience evaluation rating: 4.9 out of 5.0)
"Leadership and the Strategic Plan" co-presented with George Timmons, at presented at Sloan-C, The Eleventh Sloan-C International Conference on Asynchronous Learning Networks, "The Power of Online Learning: Mobilizing to Expand Community" November 16-18, 2005. (Sloan-C audience evaluation rating 4.6 out of 5.0)
"Saving Face through Story: Paraguayan Myth and Folklore." presented at AGLSP - Association for Graduate Liberal Studies Programs Conference, October 2005, Minneapolis, MN.
“Danger, Will Robinson!” versus I, Robot: Collisions of Art and Artificial Intelligence” and “Graphical Discourses of Time: The Founders of Geology and Early Romantic Epistemologies” AGLSP – Association for Graduate Liberal Studies Programs Conference, October 26-28, 2004. Charlotte, NC.
“The Future of Business and Online Learning” at The Future of Online Learning -- Online Learning Conference. Boston University. September 27, 2004. Boston, MA.
“The Future of Online Courses and Deployed Military.” Workshops in conjunction with education initiatives. Kadena Air Force Base, Kadena, Okinawa. October 5-9, 2004.
“Online Courses for Active-Duty Military” and “Quality Benchmarks for Online Courses,” 15th Annual International Conference on Teaching and Learning, FCCJ, Jacksonville, Florida. March 30-April 2, 2004.
“Keys to Successful Online Course Development and Administration” International Conference on Educational Multimedia. ICEM / RIMA. Quebec City, Quebec. March 14-17, 2004.
December 10, 2003, Center for Military-Civilian Affairs, Wichita, KS. State Partnership Program. "Civilian-to-Civilian Initiatives: Azerbaijan."
February 21, 2003, OU-Tulsa, Schusterman Campus Seed-Sower Series: “Love and Madness in the Movies” companion site at: <http://www.beyondutopia.net/loveandmadness>
October 15, 2001,
College: “Key Considerations for Assessing College
includes Writing Survival Guide
“Toward Hybrid-Solution Distance Education: Developing Programs That Enable Universities, Colleges, Departments and Units To Build Their Own Education Programs In An Affordable, Technologically-Appropriate Manner” Computers on Campus National Conference, Myrtle Beach, SC, November 10 – 11, 2002. http://www.rcce.sc.edu/coc/cocconf.html#presentations
“Literature on the Internet: Ethical, Ontological, and Epistemological Considerations” SCMLA (South-Central Modern Language Association) Annual Conference, Tulsa, OK, November 7 – 10, 2001.
“Distance Motivations in Online Courses” Syllabus 2001, Santa Clara, CA, July 17-21, 2001.
“Successful Online Course Development” (also led workshop) Edumall Education Conference, Universidad Autonoma de Guadalajara, Guadalajara, Mexico, March 28-29, 2001.
“Translating from Guarani and Spanish” at Biennial Literary Translation Conference: Tyrannies of the Target Language, Stevens Institute of Technology, October 18, 2000.
“English Language Hegemonies on the Internet” at Biennial Literary Translation Conference: Tyrannies of the Target Language, Stevens Institute of Technology, October 18, 2000.
“Increased Student-Instructor Interaction Pays Off in Distance Learning” at TechLearn2000, Orlando, Florida, October 12, 2000.
“Indigenous Folklore in Paraguayan Women’s Writing” at the Western Literature Association Conference, October 26, 2000.
“Agricultural Value-Added as Key Component in Economic Diversification” October 11, 2000, Baku Press Club, Baku, Azerbaijan.
“The Basics of E-Commerce” September 14, 2000, The University of Oklahoma Memorial Union, Norman, OK.
“Keys to Successful Online Course Development” June 6, 2000, Department of Defense Education Conference, Dallas, TX.
“La Educación a traves del Internet – Nuevas fronteras” January 6, 2000, Colegio el Sembrador, Cuidad del Este, Paraguay.
“Economic Diversification in Azerbaijan: New Strategies” USAID Conference on Economic Development (“Avoiding the Dutch Disease”); December 17, 1999, Baku, Azerbaijan.
“Successful Online Course Development,” Oklahoma Education Conference, October 28, 1999, Oklahoma City, OK
“Creativity in Online Course Development,” July 1999, Syllabus Conference, San Jose, California.
“Developing Successful Online Courses for International Delivery” Syllabus Regional Conference, Orlando, Florida, March 1999.
Women in Film Conference, March 26, 1998, University of Oklahoma, Norman, Oklahoma.
"Focus on Paraguay" Conference organizer (Official trade and cultural delegation from Paraguay to U.S.), February 6, 1997, St. Gregory's College, Shawnee, OK
"The Literature(s) of Waco and Oklahoma City: Apocalyptic Narratives in Cultural Texts" presented at the National Conference of the College English Association, April 1996, New Orleans.
"Creative Writing and Women's Studies" presented at the Southwestern Women's Studies Conference, The University of
Oklahoma, Norman, Oklahoma, March 1996.
"How to Keep A Field Notebook" presented at the Oklahoma Geological Survey's Rockhounds' Workshop, October 1995.
"Film Montage as a Strategy for Composition" presented at the National Conference for the National Council of Teachers of English, March 1995, Washington, D.C.
"Michel Foucault and the Rhetoric of Revelation" presented at National Conference for the National Council of Teachers of English, March 1994, Nashville, Tennessee.
Ayvu Membire, Susy Delgado. Fall 2001, Asuncion, Paraguay.
Translations of poetry, fiction, prose by Paraguayan women authors, in an anthology project, First Light: An Anthology of Paraguayan Women Poetry.
Translations of poetry from Guarani and Spanish from the Paraguayan poet, Susy Delgado.
"On John M. Bennett's Translation of Sor Juana's Primer Sueno" Prime Sway. Norman, OK: Texture Press, 1995.
"Translating Sor Juana Ines de la Cruz" The Washington Review, Fall 1991.
Translations of Sor Juana Ines de la Cruz in Active Fault, M.A. Thesis, 1989.
Grammar of the Margin
Leave Books, Buffalo, NY, 1992.
My Love is Apocalypse and Rhinestone, Texture Press, Norman, OK, 1993. Reviewed in Taproot Reviews, Situation.
Liquid Babylon, Potes & Poets Press, Elmwood, CT, 1994.
A Veil in the Sand, Room Press, White Plains, NY, 1994. Portion of this was taped and aired on public radio station in
Portland, Oregon (1994).
Mind-Noir and El Siglo de Oro, Luna Bisonte Productions, Columbus, OH, 1995.
Candles by Starlight: A Selection of Works by Susan Smith Nash, Light & Dust Books On-Line. http://www.thing.n.../nash/1-nash-1.htm. Fall 1996.
SYNERGISTIC ACTIVITIES: GRANTS & RESEARCH
Trubar Translation Grants / Publication (Texture Press): Evald Flisar (2012, 2013)
Recipient of Publications Grant / Award for E-Learning Queen (http://www.elearningqueen.com) from the Open Source Arts and Letters Initiative (OSALI).
Technology Transfer. April 2010.
OpenCourseware: $30,000 from AAPG Foundation: Role Principle Investigator.
Technology Transfer Workshops and Training (Face-to-Face and Online). Department of Energy. Amount of award: $4.0 million. October 2009. Role: Principle Investigator: 2009 - 2011.
Carbon Capture and Sequestration Workshops and Training. Department of Energy: November 2009. 3 years. Amount of Award: $995,00 Petroleum Technology Transfer Council. (Note: Part of ARRA) . Role: Principle Investigator: 2009 - 2011.
The Impact of Diaspora on Communities and Schools: Teacher Training. April 2007. $105,000. Ford Foundation. Granted to Excelsior College .Role: Principle Investigator: 2006-2007.
Numerous grants and awards, including Ford Foundation (principle investigator), Trubar Fund (Slovenia – publications grant), Paraguayan Ministry of Navigation and Ports, University of Oklahoma Outstanding Teaching award; University of Oklahoma Outstanding Dissertation
American Association of Petroleum Geologists: Education Committee Advisory Board Member (2004 – present)
Advisory Boards and Directorships
Texas A&M Texarkana College of Business. Advisory Board Member.
Board of Directors, VOCA Foundation, a division of ACDI-VOCA. Economic development, with focus on agriculture and energy. Washington, DC. 2006 – present.
American Association of Petroleum Geologists (Active Member); Energy Minerals Division.
Modern Language Association. Active Member.
American Society for Training and Development. Active Member.
AWARDS AND RECOGNITION
Trubar Fund (Ljubljana,
Translation / Publication Award, 2013.
Outstanding Faculty Award / Recognition. Florida State College Jacksonville. 2012.
Numerous Awards and Recognitions for E-Learning Queen (http://www.elearningqueen.com): Top Edu-Blog Award, Education Innovator Award, more.
University of Oklahoma Student Association Award for Outstanding Faculty. 2003.
-Trubar Fund (Ljubljana, Slovenia) – October 2001, Grant to fund research on Slovenian writers.
Fund (Ljubljana, Slovenia) –
Travel grant to attend the Vilenica Literary Festival, Lipica,
-Oklahoma Fund for Poetry, January 2001, for Flyover States of Mind. Published by Light and Dust Books, Kenosha, WI.
-Outstanding Staff Award, February 2001, University of Oklahoma College of Continuing Education.
-Outstanding Collaboration Award, February 2001, University of Oklahoma College of Continuing Education.
-Outstanding Teaching Award, May 2000. University of Oklahoma College of Liberal Studies.
-Featured in Contemporary Authors, Vol 185 (Gale Research) August 2000 – updated 7,500-word autobiographical essay, plus updated headnotes.
-Finalist, Oklahoma Book Award, March 2000. Oklahoma Center for the Book.
-Reconocimiento – Bio-Ethics Distance Education Initiative – Universidad el Bosque, Bogota, Colombia, 1999.
-Reconocimiento – Paraguayan Prison Reform – Ministerio de Justicia y Trabajo, Asunción, Paraguay, 1999.
-Outstanding Achievement Award – Centro Cultural Paraguayo Americano and the Asociacion Paraguaya de Profesionales Graduados en los EE.UU., 1999.
-Premio de Honor, Paraguayan PEN Association, Asuncion, Paraguay, 1999.
-Oklahoma Arts Council Grant, to make video of the “Setting Face-to-Face in the Clear Light,” 1998.
-Commendation by the Oklahoma Lt. Governor’s Office for originating, organizing, directing the Oklahoma International International Film Festival, 1997.
-Research Grant to interview and translate literary discourses of Paraguayan women authors, August 1997. Received from
Oklahoma Fund for Poetry.
-Outstanding Ph.D. Dissertation in Humanities and Fine Arts (for 1996 graduates), University of Oklahoma, April 1997.
-Selected Juror in area of American Independent Short Films for 8th Annual International Film Festival of Asuncion, Paraguay
-Research grant to study comparative indigenous literatures and discourses of Paraguay from Syntax Project for the Arts
-Research travel grant from the University of Oklahoma College of Continuing Education
-Education for research and presentations in Paraguay (1996), and from the University of Oklahoma.
-Grant (January 1997) from California PEN to travel to San Francisco and make presentation at the New College.
-Grant (Fall 1996) from Potes & Poets Foundation for production of "Let Dogs Lie" and "Endangered."
-Travel grant to lecture at San Francisco State University (Fall 1996).
-7,500-word autobiographical essay in Contemporary Authors Autobiography Series, (Gale Research) 1996.
Numerous other grants and awards, including
*Clark Memorial Award for Outstanding Ph.D. candidate (1992),
*Oklahoma Arts Council Grant (1996) for producing video, "Face-to-Face,"
*Flora Hadsell Award for Outstanding Teaching (1995),
*Gertrude Stein Award for Innovative Writing (1995 and 1996),
*Graduate Student Senate Conference Grant (1994 and 1995),
*Goldia Cooksey Memorial Award for Creative Accomplishments
(1989 and 1993),
*Finalist for the Oklahoma Book Award.
*Performance grants received from Russian River (CA) Association (1994),
*California PEN (1994),
*Washington DC Arts Council (1995), and others.
Autobiographical essay about work, life, and influences commissioned and published by Gale Research Publications published in Contemporary Authors: Autobiography Series; Volume 25 (1996), and Contemporary Authors; (2000).
Videos and Plays
"Let Dogs Lie" and "Endangered" -- partially performed at the DC/Arts Center, Washington, DC, October 21, 1996. World
premiere full production January 20-21, 1997 by the St. Gregory's Theatre Company at the Sarkey's Performing Arts Center.
Directed by Pat Snyder. Technical Direction: Lee Neibert.
"Face-to-Face Setting in the Clear Light: A Service of Contact" written by Susan Smith Nash and Carolyn Steinhoff Smith.
Video produced, funded by grant from the Oklahoma Arts Council.
"A Paleontologist at the Apocalypse" at XYZ Night, Issues of Gender, at the Living Arts Center, Tulsa, OK, February 1996.
"Channel-Surfing the Apocalypse" debuted at the New Genre Festival, Tulsa, OK, June 1995.
February 21, 2003, OU-Tulsa, Schusterman Campus Seed-Sower Series: “Love and Madness in the Movies” companion site at: http://www.beyondutopia.net/loveandmadness
October 15, 2001, Mid-America Bible College: “Key Considerations for Assessing College Writing” includes Writing Survival Guide http://www.beyondutopia.net/writing-survival-guide
December 14, 1997, Oklahoma City International Trade Association. Keynote Speaker. "How to Make Your International Business Trip a Success."
December 12, 1996, San Francisco State University, San Francisco. Lectured to creative writing classes on the subject of Channel-Surfing the Apocalypse, which was a required text.
November 23, 1996, La Universidad Católica, Asuncion, Paraguay. Lectured on new American Independent Cinema.
Coverage in ABC Color, and guest appearance on Radio ñanduti, (interviewed by Armando Rubin).
Performances and Readings
March 31, 1998, "Paraguayan Women Writers" part of Women in the Arts Series at St. Gregory's College, Shawnee, Oklahoma.
March 13, 1998, "Abriendo Nuevos Mercados" day-long workshop in the Centro Cultural Paraguayo Americano, Asunci?n, Paraguay.
October 4 - 5, 1997, Reading and Workshop, Tulsa Arts and Humanities Association, Tulsa, OK
August 1997, Lecture for the Paraguayan Women Writer's Association, Asuncion, Paraguay
Sept. 2, 1997, Participation in Third Annual Book Fair lecture series, Libro-Feria, Asunción, Paraguay, Plaza del Sol.
April 1997, Norman Public Library (Poet's Month)
April 1997, Border's Bookstore (Poet's Month Workshop)
March 1997, Poetry Workshop, Centro Cultural Paraguayo Americano, Asuncion, Paraguay
March 1997, Lecture on American Independent films and Film Festivals, Centro Cultural Paraguayo Americano, Asuncion,
February 1997, Borders Bookstore, Norman, OK
February 1997, The New College, San Francisco, CA.
December 1996, San Francisco State University, San Francisco, CA.
November 1996, La Universidad Catolica, Asuncion, Paraguay
November 1996, Taller Centenario (Writer's Workshop), Club Centenario, Asuncion, Paraguay
October 1996, DC Art Center, Washington, DC.
March 1996, Southeastern Oklahoma State University, Durant, Oklahoma.
February 1996, Living Arts Center, Tulsa, OK
October 1995, DaDa-Surrealism Show, Fred Jones Art Museum, University of Oklahoma, Norman, Oklahoma
March 1995, DC Arts Center, Washington, D.C.
February 1995, Canessa Park Art Gallery, San Francisco
February 1995, Russian River Writers Association, Sebastapol, CA
January 1994, Bick's, Washington, DC
November 1993, The Ear Inn, New York City NY
Sponsorships for research conferences / geosciences technology workshops / joint research symposia. 2008 – present.
Grant-writing / contract-writing for numerous projects and academic programs; participated in proposal-writing, budgets, impact assessment, justification, project/program design; humanities and environmental/geological areas; proposals ranged from $100,000 - $2.3 million. Past contracts awarded: United States Agency for International Development: Economic Diversification, 2001: amount $23,500. United States Agency for International Development -- Private Sector Strengthening Mission (Azerbaijan) : 1999-2000: amount $143,000; United States Agency for International Development -- Economic Diversification in Oil-Dependent Economies (Azerbaijan): 1999-2000: amount $168,000; Paraguayan Ministry of Justice and Labor: Prison Reform ($43,500); Paraguayan National Administration of Ports ($38,000).
Windmill literary magazine of the University of Oklahoma English Department. Fundraising efforts while editor (1992-94).
Raised sufficient funding to pay for printing costs, distribution, and honoraria. Instituted Alumni Donor program and prepared press releases and publicity, with resulting coverage in Oklahoma newspapers, including The Daily Oklahoman, The Norman Transcript, The Ponca City News, The Daily McAlester News-Capital and Democrat, The Oklahoma Daily.
U.S. Saving Bond Drive: Kerr-McGee Chemical Corporation Chair, raised $23,000 during 1988 drive.
The United Way, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. Loaned Executive Program: 103 accounts, headed team that raised $281,000 during the 1987 campaign.