BiographyHi, Everyone-- I have 15+ years as a university and community college instructor in a plethora of courses, including English Composition I and II, College Success (Student Development), College Prep (English and math), Developmental Reading & Writing, GED (All subjects), TSI Test Prep, and GED (writing, reading, math, science, and social studies). I enjoy teaching non-traditional students in my courses, both at the college and online via Udemy.com.
Areas of Research / Professional Expertise
Non-traditional student success; college writing, college success, college reading
Reading, writing, math, science, television, yoga, politics, spirituality--you name it!
Published: Nov 30, 2020 by Adult Education & Literacy Quarterly
Authors: Charlene Gill
In this article, I share the three simple but powerful processes we implemented in our College Transitions Program to assess students' fitness for and dedication to our program.
Published: Nov 30, 2020 by Style (Penn State University Press)
Authors: C. M. Gill
Subjects: Film and Video
In this article, I analyze the classic film Mildred Pierce from the perspective of Family Systems Theory, particularly in regard to the depiction of Veda Pierce, a character widely regarded as the film's villain. In my reading, however, I present a differing view of Veda--a view that will, perhaps, garner for her deeper sympathy from the reader/ viewer and hopefully change perception of the film's overarching tragedy...
Published: Nov 30, 2020 by The Boy Detectives: Essays on the Hardy Boys and Others
Authors: C. M. Gill
In this article, I use gender criticism to analyze and compare the classic "boys" series The Hardy Boys Mysteries to the "girl" or "sister" series of Nancy Drew to uncover what, if anything, is the unique nature of male mystery solving. I ask--and attempt to answer questions such as these: Do boys and men approach and solve mysteries differently than girls and women? And, if so, what are the implications for our understanding of gender progression in our complex industrial society?
Published: Jan 30, 2014 by Adult Education & Literacy Quarterly
Authors: Charlene Gill and David Borden
In this article, my co-author, David Borden, and I explain how we took our grant-funded college transitions program from a tiny, unknown, grant-funded program to a institutionally program that is not only known by college leadership but promoted by them nation wide as a pride-point for our institution.