Vicki considers learning an experiential, collaborative process, and she values what she learns from her students as she is teaching them. Her teaching experience includes a variety of online, hybrid, and face-to-face courses with a wide array of students, from general education courses in public speaking and critical thinking to first-year freshmen, composition courses to traditional and adult learners, and technical writing to graduate students.
For a recent virtual learning awards ceremony, Vicki was voted a star faculty member by her online students. It is her goal to help all of her students to make the most of their educational journeys, working with them to find their own learning styles and fostering intellectual growth through thoughtful discussion inside and outside of the classroom.
When she is not teaching or grading, Vicki is an active homesteader with her husband on their small farmette, where they raise animals and grow vegetables. She also sings professionally with her husband in various venues around Central Pennsylvania. Additionally, she enjoys reading, planting and tending to her flowers, taking nature walks, running, and practicing yoga. Her favorite genre is the memoir.
Vicki earned her B.A. in English from Messiah College and her M.A. in English from Shippensburg University, writing her graduate thesis on the Pennsylvania-born modernist poet, H.D. She holds a Ph.D. in English from Lehigh University, where she specialized in twentieth-century British literature, feminist theory and criticism, and trauma fiction.