Patricia Stoll: Curriculum Vitae

Patricia Stoll, PhD
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Patricia Stoll


PhD English, University of Illinois at Chicago, 1986 . . . MA English, University of Illinois at Chicago, 1974
BA English and Theater, Ohio Northern University, 1967

Specialization: Creative Writing, American literature. Dissertation, collection of short fiction, The Age of Fish

Teaching experience:

1997-1998 (present): Lecturer in English, University of Illinois at Chicago

1996-1997: Faculty in English, W. R. Harper College, Palatine IL, and Wilbur Wright College, Chicago.

1993-1996: Assistant professor of English and Writing, Lakeland College, Sheboygan WI.

1990-1992: Fulbright professor of creative writing and literature, Abdou Moumouni Dioffo University (U. of Niamey), Niger Republic, West Africa.

1980-1990: Faculty, lecturer, teaching and research assistant, at UIC; Columbia College, Chicago; the College of St. Francis, Joliet; the School of the Art Institute of Chicago; Illinois Benedictine University, Lisle; Tri-State University, Angola IN.

Classes taught: composition: basic, freshman, advanced, computer assisted; creative writing: fiction, nonfiction, literary journalism, poetry; business writing; writing across the curriculum. American and World literature surveys; multicultural and non-canonical literature; author and genre studies; translation; English as a second language; adult classes; humanities.

Language: French

Computer applications: Microsoft Windows 3.1, 95, 97; DOS; UIC's student/faculty/staff system (UNIX), computer assisted education programs and other electronic pedagogy systems, on-line classes, LANs, Listservs, Web publishing, library applications, Microsoft Word, Word Perfect for Windows, and other word processing programs, desktop publishing, Internet.

Service: At Lakeland College: served on curriculum committee and assessment task force; advised student literary magazine and gender issues discussion group; advised freshmen and English/writing majors; acted as liaison for students with dyslexia and other learning disabilities; directed student play; represented college at MLA, CCCC and NCTE conventions. Supervised senior papers at CSF, supervised theses of Maitrise students at U. of Niamey; taught business English and trained and supervised tutors in U.S. Information Service English Language Program in Niamey; prepared African students for GRE, TOEFL, GMAT.

Fellowships and awards: Fulbright scholar-lecturer, Niamey, Niger Republic 1990-92; Katherine Anne Porter fiction prize; University of Illinois fellowship.

Other experience:
--Administered and taught in a federally funded writing program for high school teachers and gifted students
--Administered peer-tutor writing centers and writing across the curriculum programs
--Training and experience in technical and business writing and editing, and educational copywriting and editing
--Edited student work for publication
--Training and practical experience in college, community, and professional theater
--Writing workshops for adults

Publications: Complete list and writing samples on request; see especially
-----"Red," Nimrod 28:1, runner-up for Katherine Anne Porter prize; -----"The Age of Fish," North American Review, 270:2; -----"You Must Begin at Zero," College English 35:3; ---"Africa Speaks," 1998. Internet address:

Dossier and references available from: Placement Officer, Dept of English, 20th floor University Hall, 601 S Morgan MC/162, University of Illinois at Chicago, Chicago, IL 60607-7120

Other references available on request

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