Emma Cornell

Dr. Emma Cornell has taught all levels of composition, literature, film and critical thinking for over 20 years. Currently, she is the Program Coordinator for Treasure Valley Community College (TVCC) in a unique adult education program at a minimum security facility. She has been teaching online since 2003, for the University of Phoenix, Eastern Oregon University, and Ed2Go, developing a number of online classes in composition, literature and film for lifelong learners, undergraduates and graduate students.

From 2001-2006, Dr. Cornell served as college advisor for TVCC distance education, providing admissions counseling, mentoring and student services. As a grantwriter, she obtained funding for a number of local community projects, and, in 2003, she obtained a federal grant of half a million dollars for county mental health services. She is presently the Education Foundation chair in the American Association of University Women, was a state chair from 2004-2006 and branch president from 2002-2005.

A pioneer in new teaching technologies, Dr. Cornell developed film and video resources for Diversity in the Classroom (1995), and created a multimedia event, The Frankenstein Experience: It’s Alive, It’s Alive! (1994). Her scholarly work led to grants, fellowships, conference presentations and publication in journals such as Wild Duck Review (1994), Spectator: the UC Journal of Film & Television Criticism (1992),and in manuals and papers for the University of California, Davis, including Film Pedagogy in the Classroom (1992) and Indissoluble Ties: Monsters and their Makers (1991).