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Joan Timberlake

Joan Timberlake, Visiting Lecturer

Office: Mod Hall 109A
Email: jtimberlake@westfield.ma.edu

Joan Timberlake’s experience includes eight years as a technical writer/platform instructor at New York University, Computer Associates, and IBM. Next, she taught a variety of writing courses at corporate sites and on the college level at the University of Maryland and Johns Hopkins University. She has taught non-fiction and fiction writing for 25 years. The nonfiction disciplines include legal, business, technical, remedial/developmental/high risk, and grammar/editing; the fiction disciplines included novel, short story, essay, mystery, and humorous writing. Joan Timberlake’s areas of interest and research in law include: publishing, copyright, education, gender, disability, and elder.  She writes mysteries and legal thrillers that address issues such as the environment and corporate corruption.


Education:
  • J.D. University of West Virginia, College of Law, Morgantown, WV, 2005
  • M.A. in English Literature, C. W. Post Center of Long Island University, Greenvale, NY, 1984
  • B.A. in English Literature, (Writing Concentration), Spanish, and Women’s Studies, Towson University, Towson, MD, 1982
Courses Taught at WSU:
  • English 101 Composition I
  • English 102 Composition II
    • Writing About Justice
Publications:
  • When Baby Sharky Arrives (published short story in Lesbian Short Fiction), writer
  • Euthanasia of Mouse Fetuses and Neonates (Contemporary Topics, American Association for Laboratory Animal Science, September 2004), editor
  • No Corpse is an Island, writer (published 2012, Blue Feather Press)
  • The Corporate Veil, writer (currently in progress)
  • Texts Written for and Published by the University of Maryland Writing Institute:
    • Intensive English Refresher
    • Editing and Desktop Publishing
    • Professional Editing
Organizations:
  • Surduslaw: A resource for deaf /hard of hearing lawyers and law students
  • Deaf and Hard of Hearing Attorney’s Blog: http:///www.lexmonitor.com/blogs/312-deaf-attorneys-blog
  • Association for Late Deafened-Adults
  • Advisory Board for The Liberal Arts and Sciences Department, Farmingdale State College of the State University of New York