Bio

Greene joined the School of Nursing in May 2021 as an Assistant Professor of Clinical Nursing after working in the field of higher education technology with a focus on accreditation and assessment work. In her role at SON, she focuses on writing instruction and coaching, accreditation and assessment work, and instructional design.

Additionally, Greene has spent over ten years teaching writing, literature, and communication courses. Past positions include service as the Assistant Director of Assessment for the Writing and Communication Program at the Georgia Institute of Technology, where she also held a Marion L. Brittain postdoctoral fellowship focused on the teaching of technical communication courses. While at Georgia Tech, she worked with the Center for Teaching and Learning on a long-term project evaluating course evaluations and teaching effectiveness, in addition to the Center for Serve-Learn-Sustain, where she developed teaching materials and assessment methods emphasizing sustainability and service learning as key student learning outcomes.

Greene received a Ph.D. in English Literature from the University of Rhode Island for her dissertation Exquisite Clutter: Material Culture and the Scottish Reinvention of the Adventure Narrative. Exquisite Clutter considers materialism and interiority alongside the formation of Scottish identity in the nineteenth century, highlighting the connections between the object and the individual, as well as the ways that learning how to use objects makes individuals careful stewards of resources. Greene also has an M.A. from the University of Rochester and a B.S. from SUNY Brockport.

 


Current Focus

"My role with SON:

I'm delighted to be with the School of Nursing where I get the chance to work with students on writing, with faculty and staff on issues related to institutional effectiveness, and with faculty on instructional design projects. My goal is to help improve the manifold ways that healthcare professionals communicate with patients and their loved ones.

My current scholarship:

focuses on three main areas: (1) the representation of objects in Victorian literature, (2) the ways that Victorian influences still permeate today’s museums and their technical communications, and (3) pedagogical methods for introducing students to the literature and culture of the long nineteenth century. Secondary projects include research on writing pedagogy, including multimodal writing.

My current book project, Uncertain Treasure: Material Culture and the Scottish Adventure, studies the shifting role of objects in post-1850 adventure novels by R.M. Ballantyne, Robert Louis Stevenson, Stevenson and Lloyd Osborne, J.M. Barrie, and John Buchan. Examining objects (e.g., buttons, crutches, athletic equipment, and packing trunks) offers a new avenue of approach for critically reading the adventure subgenre. Objects in the adventure represent a conflicted nineteenth-century viewpoint of materialism, emphasizing efficient stewardship, hard work, moral conduct, and rewards. A selection from the Stevenson chapter is under preparation as an article entitled “Books, Hats, Spoons, and Buttons: Repurposed Objects in R.L. Stevenson’s Kidnapped” and will be submitted to the Journal of Stevenson Studies in late 2021.

Another article now in preparation for Technical Communication Quarterly showcases the influences of John Ruskin and other private collectors on the work of the Museum Journal’s (1901-present) original editors. This article is a direct result of my teaching of technical communication courses, specifically projects emphasizing the history of the technical communication practices of museums. A critical reading of the Journal offers valuable insight into how late Victorian era museum design and display practices (e.g. exhibit catalogs, gallery cards, floor plans, and annual reports) still influence today’s curatorial technical communication practices."