Heidi Zameni

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First Name: 
Heidi
Last Name: 
Zameni
Title: 
Associate Faculty
Department: 
English
Division: 
Liberal Arts
Organization: 
Saddleback College
 
Prof. Heidi Zameni
Curriculum Vitae

Education

Ph.D. Candidate (A.B.D.), English Literature, Claremont Graduate University, 2010-present
            Major emphasis: Victorian Literature
            Minor emphasis: Early Modern English Literature
            Minor emphasis: Nineteenth-Century American Literature
M.A., English, California State University, Fullerton, 1996
TESL Certificate, California State University, Fullerton, 1995
B.A., English, California State University, Fullerton, 1990

Experience

Saddleback Community College/Irvine Valley Community College, August 2017-present
          Associate Faculty for ESL and English
 
Online and Professional Studies (OPS) Professor, California Baptist University, April 2012-present
            Faculty for online English and language acquisition courses.
 
Instructor, Art Institute of the Inland Empire (a campus of Argosy University), April 2011-June 2016
            Full-time faculty member for General Education and English Departments.
 
Associate Faculty, Saddleback Community College, January 2013-June 2013
            Faculty for English Department.
 
Assistant Professor, Point Loma Nazarene University, August 2010-July 2011
          Faculty member for Literature, Journalism, Modern Languages Department and School of Education. 
 
English Composition and Literature Instructor, Westwood College, August 2009-July 2010
          Faculty member for English Department. 

English Language Development Instructor/Director of International Students, Capistrano Valley Christian
          Schools (private high school), July 2003-June 2005. Full-time faculty.
 
English Composition Instructor, Santa Ana Community College, Spring 2002
          Faculty member for the English Department.
 
ESL Instructor, Santa Ana Community College, Fall 1997
          Faculty member for the credit ESL Department. 
 
Instructor of American Language, California State University, Fullerton, Fall 1997
          Instructor for CSUF's American Language Program.
 
English Instructor, Mt. San Antonio Community College, Spring 1996
          Faculty for the English Department. 
 
ESL Instructor, Mt. San Antonio Community College, Fall 1994-Spring 1995
          Faculty for the American Language Department. 

Publications

2017. “’Curse God and Die!’ William Shakespeare’s Pericles, Job, and the Problem Play.” Work in
           progress.
2016. “Why Relationships Fail in Henry James’s Fiction.” Work in progress.
2013. “Charlotte Brontë , Jane Eyre, and Agnosticism.” Literature and Belief 33.2 (Summer 2013).
2013. “An Awareness of What Is Missing: Four Views on the Consequences of Secularism.” Lux: A Journal
          of Transdisciplinary Writing and Research 3.1 (2013).

Presentations

2013. Claremont Graduate University 14th Annual Research Conference, Transdisciplinary Studies. “The Secularization of Academia.”
2010. In-service training for faculty and staff at private high school. “Increasing Language Fluency and
          Building a Comprehensive Program.”
2009. ASCI Annual Conference. “How to Start and Maintain an International Student/English Language
          Development Program.” 
2004. Tokyo, Japan private high school. “The Benefits of an American Education.”
2003. In-service training for faculty and staff at private high school. "The Challenges of English Language
          Development and a Multi-Cultural Community.” 
1994. Los Angeles Education Recruitment Fair. "Choices for the College-Bound Student." Presenter on  
          behalf of Mt. San Antonio Community College.

Awards

2017. Claremont Graduate University. Alfred B. Friedman Grant for Brontë scholarship.
2015. The Art Institute. Most valuable faculty award (ARTIE) recipient.
2013-2014. Claremont Graduate University. Ada A. Leeke Endowed Fellowship recipient.
2011-2014 Claremont Graduate University. English Department Fellowship recipient.
2012. The Art Institute. Recipient of the Excellence in Student Persistence/Retention award.
2006. Association of Christian Schools International (accrediting body). Exemplary School Program award.

Professional Memberships

MLA (Modern Language Association)
TESOL (Teachers of English to Speakers of Other Languages)

Academic Committees/Chairs

2011-2016. Art Institute. Study Skills, Student Retention, Peer Mentor, and Admissions committees.
2004-2005. Capistrano Valley Christian Schools. Chair, English Language Development department.
2003. Capistrano Valley Christian Schools. WASC Accreditation committee.
1994. Mt. San Antonio Community College. Curriculum Development committee.

Technology Experience/Training

SmartThinking, TurnItIn, Blackboard, Canvas, Task Stream, VoiceThread (“Humanize Your Online Course”), Web 2.0, and distance education

Professional Experience

2004-2010. Trustee, school board.
2005. Leader/Organizer of Study Abroad program to Japan.

Community Service

2003-present. Volunteer work to Mexican orphanages and impoverished villages focusing on women’s issues and literacy.
Various dates. Volunteer Vital English volunteer at drug rehabilitation center.

Languages

Fluent in conversational Farsi (Persian).      
Proficient in French to English translation for scholarly purposes.
 
Courses Taught
SADDLEBACK COMMUNITY COLLEGE/IRVINE VALLEY COMMUNITY COLLEGE
ESL 201 Academic Writing
ESL 335 Intermediate Writing
ENG200 Fundamentals of Writing
 
CALIFORNIA BAPTIST UNIVERSITY—ONLINE AND PROFESSIONAL STUDIES DIVISION
English 313 Multicultural Literature
English 353 Children’s Literature
English 463/563 Principles of Language Acquisition (for both undergraduate and graduate students
English 113 Beginning Composition
English 123 Intermediate Composition
 
THE ART INSTITUTE, A COLLEGE OF ARGOSY UNIVERSITY
Humanities 090 Transitional English
Humanities 110 College English)
Humanities 130 Visual Language and Culture
Humanities 111 Effective Speaking
Humanities 251 Literature
Humanities 254 Hollywood and Literature
Humanities 310 Creative Writing
Humanities 312 Journalism)
Humanities 313 Creative Nonfiction
 
POINT LOMA NAZARENE UNIVERSITY
Writing 110 College Composition:  Writing & Research
Education 306 Principles of Language Acquisition
Literature 208 Great Works in a Literary Genre: Short Story

WESTWOOD COLLEGE
Literature 413 Contemporary Literature
English 221 College Writing II
Literature 301 Introduction to Literature
 
SANTA ANA COMMUNITY COLLEGE
English 061 Introduction to Composition
ESL 107 Writing, Grammar, and Reading
 
MT. SAN ANTONIO COMMUNITY COLLEGE
English 68 Preparation for College Writing
AMLA 51 American Language Reading
AMLA 52 American Language Writing
AMLA 55 American Language Writing
 
CALIFORNIA STATE UNIVERSITY, FULLERTON (Intensive English Program)
ALP 002:  Composition and Grammar
ALP 003:  Intermediate Reading
ALP 003:  Vocabulary

CAPISTRANO VALLEY CHRISTIAN SCHOOLS (PRIVATE HIGH SCHOOL)

Bible SDAIE
English SDAIE
ELD II/III
TOEFL Preparation