Adjunct Professor

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Rilee Totoro | (162) 183-4265 | Seattle, WA


I am an Adjunct Professor with over 11 years of experience in teaching and research. I have a track record of developing effective and engaging curriculum and have taught a wide range of courses, from introductory to advanced levels. I have a passion for teaching and mentoring students, and my enthusiasm for learning has enabled me to create a positive and collaborative learning environment. I have successfully managed large class sizes, while also providing individual instruction and guidance. I am highly organized and detail-oriented, with a strong commitment to inspiring students to reach their goals.


Adjunct Professor at Bellevue College, WAApr 2022 - Present

  • Taught 12 credit hours per semester and developed curriculum for 4 different courses.
  • Advised 20-30 students each semester on degree requirements and career planning.
  • Led weekly discussion sections with up to 30 students enrolled.
  • Wrote letters of recommendation for 5-10 students per year seeking admission to graduate programs or employment opportunities.
  • Served as a mentor for 1-2 undergraduate research assistants each semester.
  • Presented original research at 3 national conferences over the course of 2 years.

Assistant Adjunct Professor at Seattle Central College, WAAug 2019 - Mar 2022

  • Authored 12 peer-reviewed journal articles.
  • Presented at 15 national and international conferences.
  • Led 3 successful research projects with graduate students.
  • Served on the editorial board for 5 journals.
  • Reviewed manuscripts for 20 different journals.
  • Chaired 2 sessions at professional conferences.

Associate Adjunct Professor at Highline College, WAAug 2012 - Jun 2019

  • Taught 12 credit hours per semester while also working full-time as a Program Coordinator.
  • Advised up to 20 students per academic year.
  • Chaired 2 search committees for new faculty hires.
  • Led the development and implementation of a new curriculum for the associate degree program in my department.
  • Served on 4 college-wide committees charged with developing initiatives related to student success, equity, and inclusion.
  • Wrote 3 successful grant proposals that resulted in over $600,000 in funding for my department.


Master of Arts in English at University of Washington, WASep 2008 - May 2012

I've learned how to analyze and interpret literary texts, and to write critically about them.


  • Classroom management
  • Lesson planning
  • Classroom instruction
  • Student assessment
  • Curriculum development
  • Professionalism
  • Communication

Adie Birgen | (976) 180-6803 | Trenton, NJ


I am an 11+ year experienced Adjunct Professor with an extensive background in teaching, mentoring, and curriculum development. I have extensive knowledge and experience in the educational field, and I have a strong reputation for creating engaging and effective learning experiences for my students. I have an extensive portfolio of teaching and tutoring experience in various disciplines including English, Math, Science, and History. I have worked with a variety of student populations, from traditional college students to adult learners. I excel at creating individualized lesson plans for each of my students, and I have a proven track record of success in helping my students achieve their academic goals. I am also experienced in utilizing technology to facilitate learning and to create innovative and engaging learning experiences.


Adjunct Professor at Rutgers University, NJMay 2022 - Present

  • Taught 12 credit hours per semester while also working full-time as a licensed clinical social worker.
  • Researched and wrote successful grant proposals totaling $450,000 over 3 years to fund undergraduate scholarships and program development initiatives.
  • Hired, trained, and supervised 50+ student workers in the office of disability services.
  • Led professional development workshops for new adjunct faculty members on best practices for online teaching.
  • Served on 5 university committees related to curriculum development, assessment, & accreditation standards.

Assistant Adjunct Professor at Fairleigh Dickinson University, NJSep 2017 - Mar 2022

  • Led a study that resulted in a publication in "Cell".
  • Wrote 3 successful grant applications, resulting in $1.5 million in funding.
  • Taught 12 courses over 4 semesters.
  • Advised 6 undergraduate students who all went on to graduate school.
  • Served on 3 departmental committees.

Associate Adjunct Professor at Seton Hall University, NJAug 2012 - Aug 2017

  • Wrote and published 12 research papers in peer-reviewed journals.
  • Led 3 successful grant-funded research projects.
  • Presented at 25 national and international conferences.
  • Served on the editorial board of 5 academic journals.
  • Supervised 10 graduate students.


Master of Arts in English at Rutgers University, NJSep 2008 - May 2012

I have learned how to research, write, and edit papers on a variety of topics within the field of English.


  • Communication
  • Classroom Management
  • Lesson Planning
  • Instructional Strategies
  • Assessment and Evaluation
  • Professionalism
  • Technology