Michael R. Miga
400 Forest Ave.
Oak Park, IL 60302

Cell: (773) 991-7146
Home: (708) 445-7623

Education University of Chicago Chicago, IL
Master of Arts - Literature, June 2000
  3.6 GPA.
  Focus in American Literature and sub-focus on American Aestheticism.
Hillsdale College Hillsdale, MI
Bachelor of Arts - Literature & History, June 1999
  Cum Laude graduate.
  Elected president of Phi Alpha Theta national history honorary, 1999.
  Editorial staff of The Collegian, Hillsdale College’s weekly newspaper, 1999.
  Selected for lifetime memberships in national Literary and Speech honoraries.
Sep 2000-Present  DePaul University Chicago, IL
Instructor of English
  Integrated diversified media forms into coherent oral class lectures and written lessons.
  Evaluated and responded to high volumes of student work with short turnaround.
  Independently responsible for the creation of course materials and structure of classes.
  Mentored and instructed at risk students in DePaul’s Bridge Program.
Aug 2000-May 2002 Benedictine University Lisle, IL
Instructor of English & Rhetoric
  Spearheaded the development of an in-house conference to showcase student work.
  Influenced student-department protocol policies.
  Designed educational materials focused on organizational techniques, writing skills, and student creativity for use in lecture classes.
  Achieved consistently high reviews in teaching students processes and techniques to achieve personal and group goals.
May 2000-Aug 2000 Prairie State College Chicago, IL
Instructor of Writing
  Mediated successfully student conflicts within the classroom.
  Advised students in processes and techniques to achieve personal and group goals.
  Facilitated student work to produce improved writing, reading, and reasoning techniques.
  Black & White photography—skilled photographer, processor, and printer.
  Analytical thinker and writer.
  Analytic debater for Hillsdale College.
  Experienced public speaker.
  Proficiency in Microsoft and Mac systems.
  Proficiency in Spanish and travel experience in Barcelona, Spain.
Publications & Presentations
  "The Big Sleep." and “The Dharma Bums.” in The Facts on File Companion to the American Novel, ed. by Abby H. P. Werlock. New York: Facts on File, Inc., forthcoming 2003.
  “The Battle of Antioch: An examination of Crusading Warfare in the First Crusade,” Phi Alpha Theta Regional Convention, Hillsdale, MI, winter 1997.
  "Poland in the Eighteenth Century,” Phi Alpha Theta Regional Convention, Albion, MI, winter 1996.
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