Curriculum Vita

 
 

CONTACT INFORMATION:
 

Email: margotkinberg(at)gmail(dot)com
 

INTERESTS:

Classic and modern crime and mystery fiction; literacy development; the teaching and development of writing skills
 

EDUCATION:

University of Delaware: Ph.D., April 1996
La Salle University: M.Ed., May, 1988
Indiana University of PA: BA in Spanish, December, 1983

 

PROFESSIONAL POSITIONS:

Associate Professor (2002 – Present) – School of Education; National University; La Jolla, CA

Courses Taught: Cultural Foundations of Linguistics; Language Development Methodology in Elementary School; Language Development Methodology in Secondary and Middle Schools; Content Areas Literacy for Secondary and Middle Schools

Institutional Service: Served as statewide coordinator for single-subjects program. Chair, Online Academic Advisement Committee; Member, Faculty Senate Committee on Academic Personnel; Member, Faculty Senate ad hoc Committee on Grievances; Member Faculty Senate Committee on Faculty Governance and By-Laws; Member, Reading Certificate Committee; Member, School of Education Committee on Academic Affairs; Member, Faculty Senate Budget Committee; Member, Faculty Senate Committee on Academic Policy and Planning; Member, Faculty Senate Committee on Academic Freedom and Responsibility
 

ESL Teacher (2013 to Present) – Carlsbad Army-Navy Academy, Carlsbad, CA

Taught English to Chinese-speaking students during a summer session. Participated in pre- and post-teaching assessments of their progress
 

Freelance Author (2003 – Present) – Shell Education Publishing/Teacher Created Materials; Huntington Beach, CA

Wrote fiction and non-fiction stories, workbooks and exercises for students in Grades K-8. Created fiction and non-fiction assessments and diagnostics. Created classroom activities for the development of reading and writing skills.
 

Tutor (2007-2009) – Smarthinking, Inc; Washington, DC.

Coached, modeled and taught fiction and non-fiction writing skills in several disciplines to online students at the community college, undergraduate and graduate levels.
 

Assistant Professor (1997 – 2002) – Department of Educational Studies; Knox College; Galesburg, IL.

Courses Taught : Adolescent Development, Educational Psychology; Education of Students with Special Needs; School and Society; Middle School Curriculum and Methods of Teaching; Methods of Teaching Foreign Language; Student Teacher Supervision

Institutional Service: Academic Affairs Committee; Honors Thesis Committees; Teacher Education Committee; Teacher Advisory Committee; Grievance Panel; Board of Publications; Faculty Advisor to Teachers for Social Responsibility (a student group); served on two search committees; Coordinated the College’s efforts to improve accessibility to individuals with disabilities.

 

Supplemental Faculty (1994 -1997) – Department of Educational Studies and Department of Foreign Languages and Literatures; University of Delaware; Newark DE.

Taught courses in Educational Psychology (Social and Cognitive Aspects), Exceptional Children, Content Area Reading, Instructional Strategies, Cultural Diversity, and Spanish.
 

Department Fellow (1994-1995) – Department of Educational Studies, University of Delaware, Newark, DE.

Conducted research on the second language acquisition of fifth-grade immersion program students.
 

Department Internship (1993-1994) – Department of Educational Studies, University of Delaware, Newark, DE.

Served as liaison between the University of Delaware and the Delaware Department of Public Instruction on a project designed to assess Delaware’s
identification of, placement of, and services to children of limited English
proficiency.

 

Graduate Teaching Assistant: (1990-1993) – Department of Educational Studies, University of Delaware, Newark, DE.

Assisted in the teaching of courses in Educational Psychology, Instructional Strategies, and Exceptional Children.

Courses taught independently during this time:

Instructional Strategies
Exceptional Children
Educational Psychology
Content Area Reading

 

Lecturer: (1988-1990) Department of Foreign Languages and Literatures, University of Delaware; Newark, DE.

Taught courses in Spanish.

 

Teacher: (1987-1988) Archdiocese of Philadelphia, Philadelphia, PA.

Taught courses in Spanish to students in Grades 9-12. Advised Spanish Club.

 

Teacher: (1986-1987) Penn Center Academy, Philadelphia, PA.

Taught courses in Spanish and Mathematics to students in Grades 7-12.

 

Tutor: (1981-1983) Department of Spanish and Classical Languages, Indiana University of Pennsylvania, Indiana, PA.

Served as Department Tutor of Spanish.

 

Apprentice Teacher: (1982-1983) Department of Spanish and Classical Languages, Indiana University of PA, Indiana, PA.

Assisted in the teaching of Intensive Spanish (used Dartmouth Intensive Language Model). Conducted daily practice sessions in Spanish.

 

PROFESSIONAL ACTIVITIES:

Judging Panel, Ngaio Marsh Award for Best First Crime Novel

Member, Steering Committee for the Center for Adult Learning at National University

Reviewed proposals for the 2004 annual meeting of the AERA, San Diego, CA, April 2004

Reviewed proposals for the 4th International Symposium on Bilingualism, Tempe,
AZ, April 2003

Coordinated Knox College’s Spanish/French for Kids program, through which area children learned a foreign language with the assistance of Knox College students.

Served as Session Chair for the Fifteenth Annual Hispanic Literature Conference, Indiana University of PA, Indiana, PA October 1990.

Served as Chair for Middle States Evaluation Committee in Foreign Languages, and served on Middle States Evaluation Committee in Social Studies; Penn Center Academy, 1986.
 

SELECTED PUBLICATIONS:

Kinberg, Margot (Ed.). In a Word: Murder. Charleston: CreateSpace. 2014. Print.

Kinberg, Margot. “Wicked Wheels.” Mystery Readers’ Journal 19.3 (2013): 3-4.
Print.

Kinberg, Margot. “Better Talk to the Lawyer.” Mystery Readers’ Journal 28.2
(2012): 3-5. Print.

Kinberg, Margot. B-Very Flat. Frederick, MD: PublishAmerica, 2010. Print.

Kinberg, Margot. 180 Days of Reading (Level 4). Huntington Beach, CA: Shell
Educational Publishers, 2012. Print.

Kinberg, Margot. 180 Days of Reading (Level 5). Huntington Beach CA: Shell
Educational Publishers, 2012. Print.

Kinberg Margot. 180 Days of Reading (Level 6). Huntington Beach, CA: Shell
Educational Publishers, 2012. Print.

Kinberg, Margot. Teacher’s Guide for English Language Essentials (Level 4)
Huntington Beach, CA: Teacher Created Materials, 2009. Print.

Kinberg, Margot. Teacher’s Guide for English Language Essentials (Level 6)
Huntington Beach, CA: Teacher Created Materials, 2009. Print.

Kinberg, Margot. Teacher’s Guide for English Language Essentials (Level 1)
Huntington Beach, CA: Teacher Created Materials, 2008. Print.

Kinberg, Margot. Publish or Perish. New York: Strategic Book Publishing, 2008.
Print.

Kinberg, Margot. “Language Experience as Cultural Capital: Using the
Language Experience Strategy in the Dual Immersion Classroom”.
Proceedings of the International Conference on Language, Education and
Diversity. Ed. Stephen May. Hamilton, New Zealand, University of the
Waikato, 2008. Print.

Kinberg, Margot. Targeted Reading Intervention (Levels 3 and 5). Huntington
Beach, CA: Teacher Created Materials, 2008. Print.

Kinberg, Margot. Teaching Reading in the Content Areas.
Huntington Beach, CA: Shell Educational Publishers, 2006. Print.
 

SELECTED WORKSHOPS:

Kinberg, Margot. Deconstructing Alexander McCall Smith’s The No. 1 Ladies’
Detective Agency. 13-19 June 2011. Web. Writing Workshop.

Kinberg, Margot. Deconstructing Agatha Christie’s Murder on the Orient Express.
27 December 2010-2 January 2011. Web. Writing Workshop.

 

SELECTED PRESENTATIONS:

Kinberg, Margot. “Can Fiction be Useful in Teaching Research Skills?” Clute Institute International Education Conference. San Diego, CA. 12-14 March, 2017

Kinberg, Margot, and Robyn Hill. “Integrating Real-Life Experiences in the Writing Workshop.” Clute Institute International Education Conference. Las Vegas, NV. 2-4 October, 2016.

Hill, Robyn, and Margot Kinberg. “Writing in Nature; Using Natural Experiences to Enhance Creativity.” Annual Meeting of the California Association of Teachers of English. Costa Mesa, CA. 19 February, 2016.

Kinberg, Margot. “Crime and Mystery Fiction as a Tool For Teaching Culture.” 4th International Conference on Language, Education and Diversity. Auckland, NZ. 23-26 Novermber, 2015.

Kinberg, Margot. “Transformative Writing: Using Real-Life Experiences to Teach Writing.” Clute Institute International Education Conference. Las Vegas, NV. 12-14 October 2015.

Kinberg, Margot. “Criminally Good Writing: Using Crime Fiction to Teach Writing.” 44th Annual Meeting of the International Society for Exploring Teaching and Learning. Denver, CO. 13-15 October 2014.

Kinberg, Margot. “Integrating Crime and Mystery Fiction into the Content Areas” Clute Institute Conference. Las Vegas, NV. 5-8 October 2014.

Kinberg, Margot. “Using Crime and Mystery Fiction to Teach Language in Context” 12th Annual Conference on New Directions in the Humanities. Madrid, Spain. 11-13 June 2014.

Kinberg, Margot. “Book Reports for the 21st Century: Using Book Review Blogs as Real-Life Teaching and Learning Tools” AABRI Conference. Las Vegas, NV. 10-12 October 2013.

Kinberg, Margot. “Diversity Beyond the Definition: Using Crime Fiction for Real Discussions of Diversity” Thirteenth Annual Conference on Diversity in Organizations, Communities and Nations. Darwin, Australia. 25-28 June 2013. Lecture.

Kinberg, Margot. “The Mystery Novel as a Literacy Teaching Tool.” International Conference on Language, Education and Diversity. Auckland, New Zealand,
21-25 November 2011. Lecture.

Kinberg, Margot. “Mystery Fiction as a Cultural Teaching Tool.” California Language Teachers’ Association Meeting. Hyatt Regency, Santa Clara CA,
17-20 March 2011. Lecture.

Kinberg, Margot. “The Mystery Novel as a Social Mirror.” Annual meeting of the California Association of Teachers of English. Marriott Hotel, LAX, Los
Angeles, CA.,12 February 2010. Lecture.