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Claudia Grinnell
Associate Professor
School of Humanities
Walk 3-122
318-342-1234
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Claudia K Grinnell, EdD
Associate Professor, English

Education

EdD

2003, Instructional Technology and Systems Design
Grambling State University

MA

1990, English
ULM

BA

1989, General Studies
ULM

BA

1983, Banking and Finance
University of Dortmund

Biographical Sketch

Claudia K. Grinnell was born and raised in Germany.  She now lives in Louisiana and teaches English at the University of Louisiana at Monroe.  She has no distracting or expensive habits other than sushi and cheesecake.  Contrary to rumors, she is not a crazy cat lady--although she does care for three very spoiled indoor cats who consider her an adequate servant.

Research Interests

  • Emerging technologies: from smartphones to the "Internet of Things" (IoT) to big data
  • Internet history, technology, and security
  • Privacy issues in the digital age
  • Blended instruction and "gamification" of instruction
  • Digital storytelling
  • Effectively using new media in professional and personal settings
  • How to meaningfully integrate poetry in the classroom
  • Graphic design to enhance effectiveness of online delivery

Professional Positions

August 2003

Associate Professor, ULM

January 1991

Paralegal Research Assistant, Bruscato and Associates

August 2005 January 2001

Consultant, Title III project, ULM

August 2003 August 2001

Instructor, ULM

August 2001 August 1996

Instructor, ULM

Licensure & Certification

Google Certified Educator - Level 1
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Awards & Honors

April 2014 Mayme and Tom Scott Professorship.

February 2012 Nominated for the CAS Excellence in Teaching Award.

February 2012 Nominated for the CAS Excellence in Research Award.

September 2010 Tommy and Mary Barham Endowed Professorship.

August 2007 Featured Writer at Hiss Quarterly.

March 2007 Featured Writer at Double Dare Press.

November 2006 Nomination for Pushcart Prize.

August 2005 La Division of the Arts Fellowship.

August 2003 Instructor of the Year.

August 2003 Ann Stanford Poetry Competition Finalist.

May 2000 Southern Women Writers Emerging Poets Award.

Courses Taught

ENGL 1001Composition, 1 course(s)

ENGL 1002COMPOSITION II, 3 course(s)

ENGL 1003Persuasive Writing, 1 course(s)

ENGL 1010HONORS COMPOSITION, 4 course(s)

ENGL 2004WORLD LITERATURE II, 1 course(s)

ENGL 2005AMERICAN LITERATURE I, 1 course(s)

ENGL 2006AMERICAN LITERATURE II, 6 course(s)

ENGL 2019Honors English, 1 course(s)

ENGL 2020Tecn Writing Pure/Applied Scienc, 3 course(s)

ENGL 2053Special Topic:Nature & Science, 1 course(s)

ENGL 3020PROF WRITING & COMM: PHARMACY, 7 course(s)

ENGL 3021PROF WRITING & COMM: HLTH SCI, 19 course(s)

ENGL 3022PROF WRITING&COMM:SCI&APPL SCI, 8 course(s)

ENGL 3023PROF WRTG/COMM: ARTS, 11 course(s)

ENGL 3024PROF WRITING & COMMUNICATION, 6 course(s)

ENGL 4040GRAPHIC PRES PROF COMM, 1 course(s)

ENGL 4042STYLE EDITING IN TECH WRITING, 1 course(s)

ENGL 4044WRITING IN THE SCIENCES, 1 course(s)

ENGL 4045WRITING FOR THE WEB, 5 course(s)

ENGL 4046ADV PROF WRITING COMM, 1 course(s)

ENGL 4080INTERNSHIP IN TECH & PROF COMM, 1 course(s)

HONR 4010HONORS SEMINAR, 4 course(s)