Service

Department

 California State University, Northridge

  • Chair, Amenities Committee (2015-2016)
  • Member, Departmental Review Ad Hoc Action Committee, 2018
  • Member, Business Communication Committee (2018-2019, 2017-2018, 2016-2017)
  • Member, Composition Committee (2018-2019, 2017-2018, 2016-2017, 2015-2016, 2014-2015)
  • Member, Amenities Committee (2014-2015)
  • Faculty Evaluator, Subject Matter Exit Interviews (2014-)
  • Interviewer, Teaching Assistant Selection Committee (2014-)
  • Faculty Mentor, English Department Teaching Associate Program, Spring 2015-
  • Lead Faculty for English Department Highlights Initiative– an initiative to promote English Department’s programs and courses through promotional videos and by featuring courses and innovative student-teacher projects in the department’s website and its social media networks as English Department Highlights.
  • Creator of CSUN Writing and Rhetoric Social Media Initiative to increase its web presence and visibility for Writing and Rhetoric minor.
  • Panel Moderator, Associated Graduate Students of English Conference, Spring 2015
  • Judge, most accomplished student essay in third section (Critiquing Consumerism) of 22nd edition of Wings, Fall 2015. Wings is a collection of most distinguished student essays at CSUN.

Syracuse University, New York

  • Writing Center Administrator Intern

-Developed and administered professional development sessions for writing consultants and teachers

-Developed writing resources for writing consultants/teachers, undergraduate students, graduate students, and multilingual students

-Administered the Writing Center—put together WC schedule, oversaw online and face-to-face consulting sessions in the WC, and resolved issues with WC Online software

-Helped develop undergraduate (WRT 331: Peer Writing Consultant Practicum), and graduate (WRT 600: Writing and Rhetoric for Multilingual Writers of English) courses administered by the Writing Center

  • Member, Lower Division Committee. The Writing Program, Syracuse University Fall 2010 and Spring 2011.
  • Member, Writing Center Committee. The Writing Program, Syracuse University Fall 2012 and Spring 2013.
  • Member, Future Professoriate Program, Syracuse University, 2010-2012
  • Member, AARG Project (Assigning, Responding, Reading and Grading Student Writing), The Writing Program, Syracuse University, Spring 2012.
  • Member, Online Reading Group, The Writing Program, Syracuse University, Fall 2012.
  • Member, Online Group on Working with Students with Disabilities, The Writer Center, Syracuse University, Spring 2013. 

College

California State University, Northridge

  • Member, Distinguished Visiting Speakers Fund Committee, 2018
  • Member, Academic Programming Fund Committee, 2018
  • Mellon Faculty Mentor, HSI Pathways to the Professoriate Project supported by a $5.1 million grant from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation. August 2015-

University

 California State University Northridge

  • Director of Upper Division Writing Proficiency Exam, May 2016-May 2018.

-Founded Grammar Lab in the LRC, specifically for international and multilingual students who need help with English grammar and basic writing.

–Recruited two lecturer faculty members and one Linguistics graduate student as the tutors for the Grammar Lab

–Trained new readers to score WPE tests.

–Researched, located, and edited reading passages for WPE tests

–Periodically updated and reviewed test prompt and scoring guidelines both for WPE  and the assessment categories—Critical Thinking, Quantitative Literacy, and Information Literacy.

–Led essay selection session; normed reading sessions all year round; resolved splits; guided table leaders and individual WPE readers, and responded to appeals for exams re-evaluations, as needed.

  • Coordinator, UDWPE Advisory Board, May 2016-May 2018
  • Member, Writing Council, May 2016-May 2018
  • Member, Faculty Senate Committee on Extended Learning, 2015-
  • Faculty Liaison, International Education Council, 2015-
  • Member, Multilingual Writers Group, 2014—

Syracuse University, New York

  • Teaching Mentor
  • -Served as “core faculty” during the Teaching Assistant Orientations Programs

-Served as a small group leader and mentor to approximately 300 new TAs

-Served as a session planner and presenter

-Participated in the development and implementation of TA program activities throughout those academic years

Community

  • Taught a service learning course, ENGL 654: Literacy, Diversity, and Technology in the Spring, 2015. Students wrote grants for We LIFT LA, a local NGO at Northridge.
  • English as a Second Language Teacher for Bhutanese Refugees in Syracuse, administered by Maxwell School, Syracuse University, Fall 2011
  • Tutor, Syracuse University GED Tutoring Program at Auburn Correctional Services, NY administered by the Writing Program, Syracuse University, Fall 2011.

Profession

  • Reviewer for Technoculture (a scholarly journal)
  • Reviewer for Composition Forum (a scholarly journal)
  • Reviewer, Research and Practice in Technology Enhanced Learning (a scholarly journal)
  • Reviewer, Journal of Global Literacies, Technologies, and Emerging Pedagogies (a scholarly journal)
  • Reviewer for Pathways: A Journal of Humanistic & Social Inquiry (a scholarly journal)
  • Reviewer, International Journal of Multidisciplinary Perspectives in Higher Education (a scholarly journal)
  • Reviewer, Higher Education in Nepal: Practice, Policy, and Perspectives (Routledge)
  • Guest Editor, Journal of Global Literacies, Technologies, and Emerging Pedagogies (a scholarly journal)
  • Social Media Committee Member, Transnational Composition Standing Group @ Conference on College Composition and Communication.
  • Mentor in Mentoring @C’s, a program organized by The Council of Writing Program Administrators Graduate Student Organization at Conference on College Composition and Communication, Tampa, Florida, March 18-21, 2015.

Mentees:

Dr. Katherine Silvester, Assistant Professor of English, Indiana University

Mariya Tseptsura, doctoral student, University of New Mexico

  • Editor of Bilingual Dictionaries

-Collected and compiled Nepali/English vocabularies from various primary and secondary sources

– Translated those vocabularies into equivalent English/ Nepali

vocabularies

-Edited giving the translation precision and exactness, and finally published the bilingual dictionaries (Nepali to English, and English to Nepali)

  • Proposal Reviewer, Conference on Activism, Rhetoric and Research, Syracuse University, New York, 5th May, 2012.