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).