Sarah O'Connor

 Sarah O'Connor

Sarah O'Connor

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May 1, 2020
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Professor O'Connor is the kindest. Her class consists of weekly short writing assignments, three essays, and a portfolio. It's more reading than I expected for a writing class, but it's manageable though. Moreover, she's not a tough grader, so do all the work and she's an easy A. If you can, I suggest you take her class.

Biography

James Madison University - Writing

Professor at James Madison University
Higher Education
Sarah
O'Connor
Charlottesville, Virginia Area
Experienced Professor with a demonstrated history of working in the higher education industry. Skilled in Writing and Rhetoric, Service Learning, Prison Writing, Humanitarian Affairs, Academic Advising, and Editing. Published in Reflections, Writing on the Edge, The Virginia Quarterly Review, The Texas Review, and others.


Experience

  • James Madison University

    JMU in LA Co-Director

    The JMU in LA program, now in its sixth year, takes 20 students to Los Angeles each summer for 9 weeks. Students have internships in the film industry and take two classes. I work with students all year to oversee the internship application process, then to oversee internships in LA, teach the internship class, manage the program budget, and plan group activities. Every year this program receives more applications than any other "abroad" program at JMU.

  • James Madison University

    Co-Director, Humanitarian Affairs minor

    I co-founded and co-directed the Humanitarian Affairs minor along with Dr. Mary Tacy, Professor of Geographic Sciences. I teach an online May term introductory course for the minor. This minor is the largest interdisciplinary minor at JMU. We recently capped it at 100 students. Graduates with this minor have gone on to the Peace Corps, Teach for America, various graduate programs, and work with international aid agencies.

  • James Madison University

    Professor

    I have created and teach a variety of writing and rhetoric courses, including Personal Narrative, Writing in the Community, and Prison Writing. I also teach Language, Law and Ethics; Professional Editing; and Public Rhetoric. I am a member of the graduate faculty. Areas of research interest include narrative, service learning, and digital composing. In fall 2015, I served as the Faculty Member in Residence in JMU's London study abroad program. In 2016-17, I served as faculty associate in DigiComm, the digital arm of JMU's Learning Center.

  • Mary Baldwin College

    Director of Publications

    Oversaw all college publications and publications budget. Editor of
    Mary Baldwin Magazine. Initiated award-winning redesign of college publications, including a magazine and tabloid, brochures, advertising, and newsletters. Wrote and edited articles, brochures, advertisements, and other marketing materials.

Education

  • Brandeis University

    Bachelor's degree

    Psychology

  • University of Virginia

    MFA

    Creative Writing

Publications

  • The Role of Narrative in Student Engagement

    Reflections: A Journal of Public Rhetoric, Civic Writing and Service Learning

  • The Role of Narrative in Student Engagement

    Reflections: A Journal of Public Rhetoric, Civic Writing and Service Learning

  • “Rhetoric and Service Learning in Addressing the Challenges of Diversity.”

    The International Journal of the Arts in Society

  • The Role of Narrative in Student Engagement

    Reflections: A Journal of Public Rhetoric, Civic Writing and Service Learning

  • “Rhetoric and Service Learning in Addressing the Challenges of Diversity.”

    The International Journal of the Arts in Society

  • “Garden Green”

    Serendipity Magazine

  • The Role of Narrative in Student Engagement

    Reflections: A Journal of Public Rhetoric, Civic Writing and Service Learning

  • “Rhetoric and Service Learning in Addressing the Challenges of Diversity.”

    The International Journal of the Arts in Society

  • “Garden Green”

    Serendipity Magazine

  • “Making a Difference: Using Service Learning in First-Year Composition,”

    Service Learning in the Composition Classroom. Fountainhead Press X Series for Professional Development

  • The Role of Narrative in Student Engagement

    Reflections: A Journal of Public Rhetoric, Civic Writing and Service Learning

  • “Rhetoric and Service Learning in Addressing the Challenges of Diversity.”

    The International Journal of the Arts in Society

  • “Garden Green”

    Serendipity Magazine

  • “Making a Difference: Using Service Learning in First-Year Composition,”

    Service Learning in the Composition Classroom. Fountainhead Press X Series for Professional Development

  • Survivor

    Tough Times Companion; Virginia Foundation for the Humanities

  • The Role of Narrative in Student Engagement

    Reflections: A Journal of Public Rhetoric, Civic Writing and Service Learning

  • “Rhetoric and Service Learning in Addressing the Challenges of Diversity.”

    The International Journal of the Arts in Society

  • “Garden Green”

    Serendipity Magazine

  • “Making a Difference: Using Service Learning in First-Year Composition,”

    Service Learning in the Composition Classroom. Fountainhead Press X Series for Professional Development

  • Survivor

    Tough Times Companion; Virginia Foundation for the Humanities

  • “Making It Up As I Go,”

    Writing on the Edge

  • The Role of Narrative in Student Engagement

    Reflections: A Journal of Public Rhetoric, Civic Writing and Service Learning

  • “Rhetoric and Service Learning in Addressing the Challenges of Diversity.”

    The International Journal of the Arts in Society

  • “Garden Green”

    Serendipity Magazine

  • “Making a Difference: Using Service Learning in First-Year Composition,”

    Service Learning in the Composition Classroom. Fountainhead Press X Series for Professional Development

  • Survivor

    Tough Times Companion; Virginia Foundation for the Humanities

  • “Making It Up As I Go,”

    Writing on the Edge

  • Exiled

    The Virginia Quarterly Review

  • The Role of Narrative in Student Engagement

    Reflections: A Journal of Public Rhetoric, Civic Writing and Service Learning

  • “Rhetoric and Service Learning in Addressing the Challenges of Diversity.”

    The International Journal of the Arts in Society

  • “Garden Green”

    Serendipity Magazine

  • “Making a Difference: Using Service Learning in First-Year Composition,”

    Service Learning in the Composition Classroom. Fountainhead Press X Series for Professional Development

  • Survivor

    Tough Times Companion; Virginia Foundation for the Humanities

  • “Making It Up As I Go,”

    Writing on the Edge

  • Exiled

    The Virginia Quarterly Review

  • “The Day the Convict Came to Class”

    Writing on the Edge

  • The Role of Narrative in Student Engagement

    Reflections: A Journal of Public Rhetoric, Civic Writing and Service Learning

  • “Rhetoric and Service Learning in Addressing the Challenges of Diversity.”

    The International Journal of the Arts in Society

  • “Garden Green”

    Serendipity Magazine

  • “Making a Difference: Using Service Learning in First-Year Composition,”

    Service Learning in the Composition Classroom. Fountainhead Press X Series for Professional Development

  • Survivor

    Tough Times Companion; Virginia Foundation for the Humanities

  • “Making It Up As I Go,”

    Writing on the Edge

  • Exiled

    The Virginia Quarterly Review

  • “The Day the Convict Came to Class”

    Writing on the Edge

  • “Falling”

    Outside/In Magazine

  • The Role of Narrative in Student Engagement

    Reflections: A Journal of Public Rhetoric, Civic Writing and Service Learning

  • “Rhetoric and Service Learning in Addressing the Challenges of Diversity.”

    The International Journal of the Arts in Society

  • “Garden Green”

    Serendipity Magazine

  • “Making a Difference: Using Service Learning in First-Year Composition,”

    Service Learning in the Composition Classroom. Fountainhead Press X Series for Professional Development

  • Survivor

    Tough Times Companion; Virginia Foundation for the Humanities

  • “Making It Up As I Go,”

    Writing on the Edge

  • Exiled

    The Virginia Quarterly Review

  • “The Day the Convict Came to Class”

    Writing on the Edge

  • “Falling”

    Outside/In Magazine

  • “Unwelcome Guest”

    Commonweal

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