A Certain Kind of Eden mixed media collage

Donna Reiss
Mixed Media Artist on Instagram as dreissart
Retired Writer~Editor~Publisher and Teacher~Scholar

Since retiring from careers in writing, editing, and teaching, I have been practicing some of the visual arts that I have always admired, primarily mixed media, drawing, and painting. Fortunately, Greenville, South Carolina has many talented artists and art teachers to guide me. You can see some of my work on Instagram where I am dreissart. Because this wordsworth2.net website was originally developed with html in 1995 to share my experiences as a writer, editor, scholar, and teacher, careers from which I am now retired, I rarely update those pages except to delete many outdated elements.

Writing-Editing-Consulting Career follow this link for information and examples to ~ Lifestyle writing with a special emphasis on restaurant and food news, trends, and critiques; cookbooks; and food-related travel; feature articles covering a range of general interest topics such as profiles of newsworthy people, education, and recreation ~ Books and articles on popular and scholarly topics including pictorial histories of American cities, regional cookbooks, and scholarly book collections ~ Public information writing including news releases, ad copy, and brochures

Academic Career follow this link for information and examples ~ At the time of my retirement in May 2008, I was founding director of LitOnline at Clemson University, a faculty development project for effective teaching online, and I taught courses in American Literature in person and online. ~ In 2004, I retired as Professor Emerita of English at Tidewater Community College (TCC), where I taught writing, literature, and humanities and technology courses; directed the Writing Center, Writing-Across-the-Curriculum, Online Learning, and Distributed Teaching and Learning; and was among the earliest users of electronic communication for teaching hybrid and online classes. ~ Examples from 30 years teaching, writing and editing scholarly articles and book chapters and collections, plus keynote talks, presentations, and workshops in North America, Europe, Australia, and New Zealand with a focus on using electronic communication and digital portfolios for active learning are online here: Publications, Professional Collaborations, Presentations, Workshops.

This website was originally developed using html in 1995 at Michigan Technological University's program on Computers in the Writing-Intensive Classroom. Over the years, I added resources for my colleagues and students and examples of my publications. In 2020, I am editing some pages related to my teaching and professional life as well as notes about my new career as an artist. Thanks to everybody who visited my website over the years! I do appreciate your interest.

developed June 1995 and modified 15 May 2020 by D. Reiss dreiss _ at _ wordsworth2 _ dot _ net