Curriculum Vitae

Philip T. Greenfield
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philip.greenfield@mcc.edu
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Master of Arts, Eastern Michigan University, Ypsilanti, MI; August 2000
Major Concentration: Written Communications
Thesis project on the use of writing in mathematics courses; Related coursework in writing and rhetorical theory, computers and writing, research practices for the subject of writing, language typology, and literacy.
Bachelor of Arts, University of Michigan-Flint; Flint, MI; May 1998
Major: English with a Specialization in Writing; Minor: Linguistics
Related coursework in advanced composition, rhetoric and the writing process, technical writing, business writing, collaborative peer tutoring, and the structure of English.
Education

English 099: Basic Writing, Mott Community College, Flint, MI; September 2012 to Present:
A course that teaches students paragraph and document focus, and grammatical standards.
English 101: English Composition I, Mott Community College, Flint, MI; September 2001 to Present:
A course that teaches students description, research and style in thesis-driven writing; includes paragraph development, summarization and logical analysis.
English 102: English Composition II, Mott Community College, Flint, MI; May 2001 to Present
A course that teaches students research and argumentation, including purpose in writing, audience awareness, clarity, and the use of evidence and logical analysis.
ENGL 103: Composition for Technical Fields I, Mott Community College, Flint, MI; May 2001 to Present
ENG 103 provides students with the equivalent of traditional freshman composition experience, but with an emphasis on "technical" writing that is geared toward specialized fields such as healthcare, criminal justice, and various technologies. The course emphasizes clear, active writing style and precise word choice, and it includes a research project and oral presentation incorporating presenting software.
ENGL 104: Composition for Technical Fields II, Mott Community College, Flint, MI; January 2013 to Present
ENGL 104 is a technical writing equivalent to ENGL 102. It provides students with the equivalent of a second-component traditional freshman composition experience, but with an emphasis on "technical" writing that is geared toward specialized fields such as health care, criminal justice, and various technologies. This course builds on skills taught in English 101 or ENGL 103, focusing on enhancing critical thinking and writing skills through investigation and summarizing information, adapting language levels to user needs, evaluating evidence and logical reasoning, and assembling documents based on these processes.
English 229: Independent Study in Peer Consulting, Mott Community College, Flint, MI; September 2004 to May 2012
An Independent Study in Writing Center consulting, using in-center practice, weekly discussions with fellow consultants and faculty, regular reflections on consulting theory and practice, and a theory into practice research project to explore various aspects of current Writing Center practices.
English 105: Writing for Business, Industry & Technology, Mott Community College, Flint, MI; September 2001 to May 2002 (turned into English 102-Tech).
A course that teaches students written communication skills for technical or business fields. Taught students a variety of writing formats, including business letters and memoranda, process descriptions, technical definitions, proposals, and formal reports.
English 338: Communications in Business, The University of Michigan-Flint, Flint, MI; September 2001 to August 2002
A course that teaches students written and oral communication skills for business fields. Taught students a variety of writing formats, including business letters and memoranda, proposals, formal reports, and résumés.
English 121: English Composition, Eastern Michigan University, Ypsilanti, MI; January 1999 to May 2000
A course that teaches students research and argumentation, including audience awareness, purpose, organization, and documentation.
English 120: Basic English Composition, Eastern Michigan University, Ypsilanti, MI; September to December 1998
A course that teaches students the writing process, including description, use of examples, use of evidence, structure and organization, and fluency.
Instructional Experience

Advocate, LGBT Center, The University of Michigan-Flint, Flint, MI; September 2001 to December 2002
Directed the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender (LGBT) Center. Supervised student workers and volunteers in supporting lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender individuals on the campus, and educating all members of the campus and community on LGBT issues. Referred LGBT individuals to appropriate counseling, health, religious, and legal services in the area. Organized and trained volunteers for in-class panel discussions. Organized educational panels and special events. Maintained and promoted the LGBT Center and its resources, and pursused finances for the LGBT Center and its events. Created liaisons with other campuses and schools. Represented the LGBT Center at the Queer Visibility Rally in Ann Arbor on February 14, 2002.
English Instructor, Choosing to Succeed Summer Program, Educational Opportunities Initiatives Office, The University of Michigan-Flint, Flint, MI; June 2001
Taught high school students in a summer enrichment program. Helped students research possible careers, discussed science fiction literature, and introduced linguistics in a program designed to help students explore the possibilities of colonizing Mars. Also helped junior high school students understand the writing process and facilitated classroom workshops in which students read and responded to each others' writing.
Corporate Writing Specialist, Freelance, Flint, MI; January to May 2001
Worked the Grand Blanc Chamber of Commerce on researching, organizing and writing an expanded brochure for new businesses moving into the area. Conferenced with one of the Chamber members and another writing specialist to edit and improve the final manuscript.
Copy Editor, Tucows Inc., Flint, MI; May 2000 to January 2001
Edited reviews of software programs, editorials on current issues pertaining to the Internet and computer industries, and business oriented writing for an Internet downloading site. Created and promoted style for the Web site. Worked with reviewers on developing ideas for writing and on organizing those ideas.
Writing Tutor, Writing Center, Eastern Michigan University; Ypsilanti, MI; September to December 1999
Tutored graduate and undergraduate students of diverse skills and writing abilities in several disciplines. Offered suggestions for revising papers in the areas of organization, development of ideas, clarity of expressions, style, syntax, audience awareness, and surface features.
Writing Tutor, Writing Center, The University of Michigan-Flint, Flint, MI; September 1995 to June 1998
Tutored graduate and undergraduate students of diverse skills and writing abilities in several disciplines. Offered suggestions for revising papers in the areas of organization, development of ideas, clarity of expressions, style, syntax, audience awareness, and surface features. Developed, explained and evaluated assignments for students in English 109, a basic writing course taught out of the Writing Center.
English Placement Assistant, English Department, The University of Michigan-Flint, Flint, MI; May 1997 to August 1998
Entered English Placement Exam scores into the university's administrative computer system. Assisted the English Placement Director, and filed exams.
Supplemental Instructor, Academic Enrichment Center, The University of Michigan-Flint, Flint, MI; January 1997 to May 1998
Led discussion groups for a college freshman writing class. Supplemented instruction given in class by the instructor. Developed instructional handouts and activities designed for learning.
Computer Assistant, Marian E. Wright Computer Writing Classroom (through the English Department), The University of Michigan-Flint, Flint, MI; September 1996 to May 1998
Assisted students in writing on computers. Demonstrated Daedalus, an integrated writing program, to students and helped students navigate word processing and internet programs including Simpletext, Clarisworks, Microsoft Word, WordPerfect, and Netscape.
Writing Instructor, Summer Institutue, The University of Michigan-Flint, Flint, MI; May to July, 1996 to 1999
Developed activities and writing projects for students in a cross-disciplinary institute. Helped direct a student centered play for a final symposium.
Writing Mentor, St. Pius Middle School, Flint, MI; January to May, 1996
Assisted seventh grade students in the pre-writing, freewriting, drafting, revising, proofreading, and producing stages of writing. Helped create writing assignments that reflected the writing process. Helped create publication featuring students' writing.
Non-Instructional Work Experience

Coordinator, Writing Center, Mott Community College, Flint, MI; September 2011 to Present
  • Coordinate schedules and payroll reports for Faculty and Peer Consultants, and Reception
  • Examine resource and facility needs and make recommendations to the Dean of Humanities
  • Train incoming Peer Consultants and Reception, and facilitate mentors for incoming Faculty Consultants
  • Examine reports on Writing Center usage and share that information with the Dean of Humanities to better guide our services toward student needs
  • Schedule ongoing appointments for developmental students and students with special needs, often coordinating our efforts with Diability Services, such as ensuring an interpreter is present for ASL student consultations
  • Advertise Writing Center hours and services to the campus throughout semesters
  • Conduct workshops on APA style and documentation for students in the Nursing program
  • Coordinated with Reading Faculty to provide reading tutoring in the Writing Center
  • Coordinated with Disability Services and satellite locations to provide video consultations for students outside of Main Campus

Member, AQIP Pathways Committee, Mott Community College, Flint, MI; September 1012 to Present

Member, SEIF Study Committe, Mott Community College, Flint, MI; January 2014 to Present

Advisor, Gay Straight Alliance, Mott Community College, Flint, MI; November 2011 to May 2013

Member, Writing Center Committee, Mott Community College Writing Center, Flint, MI; September 2002 to September 2011

  • Co-Chair, September 2005 to present, organized the Independent Study Program which trains students in peer consulting
  • Chair, September 2003 to August 2004, assisted in arguing for the expansion and renovation of Writing Center space, and assisted space designers and facility personnel in renovation
Member, English Department Hiring Committee, Mott Community College, Flint, MI; September 2008 to May 2011

Member, Academic Affairs Subcommittee, Mott Community College, Flint, MI; September 2007 to May 2010

Member, American Sign Language Department Hiring Committee, Mott Community College, Flint, MI; July 2007 to August 2007

Member, Committee for the Assessment of Student Learning (CASL), Mott Community College, Flint, MI; September 2002 to August 2006

Member, Campus Life Enhancement Fund (CLEF) Distribution Committee, Mott Community College, Flint, MI; September 2002 to August 2006

Treasure, Flint United Against Discrimination; August 2001 to August 2006

Secretary, Board of Representatives, Michigan Writing Centers Association; September 1999 to September 2002

Member, Freshman Writing Committee, Eastern Michigan University, Ypsilanti, MI; September 1998 to May 2000

Tutor Representative, Board of Representatives, Michigan Writing Centers Association; September 1996 to September 1999

Affiliations & Committees

"Teaching Our Students the Language of Scholarship" (with Robert W. Barnett). The Successful Professor 1.5 (October 2002): 5-7.
Publications

"Writing Center as Vital Academic Experience." Keynote. Marion E. Wright Writing Center Conference; University of Michigan-Flint, Flint, MI. March 2012.

Speak Up! workshop on writing lyrics with music. Mott Community College, Flint, MI. April 2005 (with C. Scott Russell) and April 2008.

"Howl: The Life of a Musical" (with Robert W. Barnett & Carolyn Gillespie). National Conference on the Humanities; Honolulu, Hawaii. January, 2008.

"The Power of '?': Building Community & Knowledge Through Questions" (with Larry Juchartz, Michele Dunnum, Christy Rishoi, Glenn Harris, Kim Owens and Bill Reich). Lilly North: Regional Conference on College Teaching & Learning; Traverse City, Michigan. September, 2005.

"Understanding Ethics in the Writing Center" (with Robert W. Barnett). Michigan Writing Centers Association Ideas Exchange; Grand Rapids, Michigan. November, 1999.

"A Writing/ESL Center: Working Within Two Theories" (with Amel Farghaly). National Conference for Peer Tutoring in Writing; University Park, Pennsylvania. November, 1998.

"From Peer-tutor to Pedagogue: Designing Our Own Demise" (with Robert W. Barnett, Jacob Blumner, and Danny Rendleman). National Conference on Peer Tutoring in Writing; Plattsburg, New York. November, 1998.

"Size Matters: Noise & Space in the Writing Center" (with Michael Carlyon). National Conference on Peer Tutoring in Writing; Plattsburg, New York. November, 1998.

"A Comparison of Tutoring Math, Chemistry, and English Writing in a Cross-Disciplinary Writing Center" (with Jill Lang). East Central Writing Centers Association Conference; Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. April, 1997.

"The Tutor's Role in Evaluating Students' Progress in a Developmental Writing Center" (with C. Scott Russell). East Central Writing Centers Association Conference; East Lansing, Michigan. March, 1996.

Conference Presentations & Workshops

"Howl: The Life of Allen Ginsberg"
Written and Composed with Robert W. Barnett. Performed by the University of Michigan-Flint Theater Company: 22-30 September, 2006. "Set in 1956 - Coincidentally the year that marks the founding of UM-Flint - HOWL captures the tortured and tangled relationship that fueled the passions of the leaders of the Beat Generalation. An original theatre piece by UMF English professor Robert Barnett and UMF alumnus Philip Greenfield, MCC English lecturer" (quoted from promotional literature).
Personal Accomplishments

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