Associate Professor of English
Harford Community College

Harford Community College
401 Thomas Run Road
Bel Air, MD  21015 USA


Phone: 410.836.4000 x7195

Office:  Havre de Grace Hall, #214


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I earned my Master's degree in English literature from Rutgers University in Camden, New Jersey. I have been teaching full-time at Harford Community College since 2004.

I teach a variety of courses within the Humanistic Studies Division, including English 101, English 102, African American Literature, World Literature, Fiction and Creative Nonfiction, and others. Many of my courses are taught online (see above for links to SAMPLE syllabi for some of my online courses).

I am also a published writer. Below is an abbreviated list of my books, essays and articles:


The Inheritance of Exile: Stories from South Philly . Short story collection, Finalist in AWP Award Series in Short Fiction, 2003. Forthcoming January 2007 from University of Notre Dame Press.

Scheherazade's Legacy: Arab and Arab-American Women’s Voices on Writing. Praeger Publishers, August 2004.

Women in Politics: Queen Noor. Chelsea House Publishers, February 2004.

Women in Medicine: Mary Eliza Mahoney. Chelsea House Publishers, September 2004.

The Life of John F. Kennedy. Chelsea House Publishers, October 2003.

Gabriel Garcia Marquez. Chelsea House Publishers, 2006.

Book Chapters:

"Introduction to Arab Feminism." Essay in Introduction to the Arab World, edited by Mohja Kahf. Forthcoming from Edinburgh University Press, 2005.

“It’s Not an Oxymoron: The Case of Arab-American Feminism.” Essay in Colonize This: Young Women of Color on Feminism (Seal Press, Summer 2002).

“Third World, Third Wave Feminism: The History of Arab Feminism.” Essay in Catching a Wave: Reclaiming Feminism for the 21st Century (Northeastern University Press, Spring 2003).

“Quiet Times: Peppermint Tea in Middle Eastern Culture.” Steeped: In the World of Tea (Interlink Books, 2004).

Short Stories:

"An Afternoon in Jerusalem," Arab-American and Diaspora Literature. Edited by Nathalie Handal. Interlink Books, 2005.

“The New World.” Dinarzad's Children: An Anthology of Contemporary Arab American Fiction . Edited by Pauline Kaldas and Khaled Mattawa. University of Arkansas Press, November 2004.

“Preparing a Face.” Orchid Literary Review. November 2004, Issue 4.

“Sufficing.” Mizna, Spring 2003.

“Back to the Surface.” New York Stories, Spring 2001.

“Nadia’s Fan.” Mizna, December 2001.

“East of the Earth, West of the Moon.” Short story, published in Guava Shakti: A Journal of Third World Women’s Literature. Summer 2000.


Creative Nonfiction:

“Ripe Figs and Ruined Proms.” Full Circle: A Journal of Poetry and Prose. Volume 5:1, Summer 2003.

“Looking Over Our Shoulders.” Baltimore City Paper. September 2001.

“The Inheritance of Exile.” Personal essay, published in Mizna, November 1999.



“Carving Out a Niche: A Profile of Syracuse University Press.” Al-Jadid, Winter/Spring, 2003.

“In Black and White: Laura Wexler’s Fire in a Canebrake.” City Paper, December 30, 2002.

“How to Break Into Book Reviewing.” The Writer’s Journal. (forthcoming, Spring 2003).

“Balancing History and Ministry: The Bruton Parish Church, Williamsburg.” The Living Church Magazine (Forthcoming, Spring 2002).

“Voice of Peace: An Interview with Kathy Bergen.” The Mennonite, May 2002.

“Understanding the Other Sister: The Case for Arab Feminism.” The Monthly Review, March 2002.

“Chitra Banerjee Divakaruni: A Sense of Otherness.” Pages Magazine, January 2002.

“Hanging in the Balance.” The Johns Hopkins Public Health Magazine. November 2001.

“School by the Pool: The History of SAIS.” The Johns Hopkins Magazine. November, 2001.

“Beyond the Three R’s: Education in Baltimore.” Baltimore Magazine (Metroguide). September 2001.

“Looking Over Our Shoulders.” Baltimore City Paper. September 2001.

“A Career Fighting Injustice.” The Philadelphia Inquirer. July 29, 2001.

“Rome: A City for Romance.” The Baltimore Sun, Travel Section. May 27, 2001.