Lecturers at the Jefferson Educational Society

Martha Rogus,


M.A., English, Gannon University, May of 2011

           3.30 GPA                   

B.S.,    Education, Edinboro University of PA, July of 2009

            18 credits toward Creative Writing Minor

            Graduated Cum Laude, 3.55 GPA

Pennsylvania Teaching Certification, July 2009




            Creative Writing                                Master’s Thesis (The Cobham Poet)  

Sociolinguistics                                  Literary Criticism

            Victorian Literature                           Feminist Theory                                

            Minority Literature                            Shakespeare’s Comedies and Histories

            Non-Chaucer Medieval Lit.               Research & Bibliography


English Composition                          Intro to Poetry

Fiction Work Shop                             Multicultural Literature                    

            Creative Writing                                Intro to Philosophy and Values

American Survey                                College Writing Skills / Writing Research



Adjunct Professor, Gannon University, Fall 2011 to present

Technical Writing, Hi-Ed Council of Warren County, Spring 2011

Strength Training Instructor, Gannon University 2010, Edinboro University 2009

Substitute Teacher, Warren, Erie City School Dist. and Warren County School Dist., 2009-10

Writing Consultant for Edinboro University Writing Center, 2006, 2007, 2008

Kindergarten CCD Teacher, St. Joseph School Volunteer – Warren, PA, 1996 to 2011



Intern - Chautauqua Institution, Summers of 2010 and 2011 (Department of Religion)

Admin. Assis./Technical Writer - NY/PA Region of the Buffalo & Pittsburgh Railroad

(G&W Railway Company), June 2000 to present

1-Hour Photo Business Owner, 1987 to 2000

Travel Agent, 1982 to 1986



Pennsylvania Teaching Certificate, Elementary Education K-6, July 27, 2009



Writing Peer-Tutor for Foreign Students, Gannon University, 2009-2010

Writing Center Consultant and Peer-Tutor, Edinboro University of PA, 2006 to 2008

Worked with graduate and undergraduate students with composition styles, proofreading and editing, thesis structure, transitions, organization, research methods and bibliographies, grammar, ethos, pathos, logos, brainstorming, and assisted with finding le mot juste.

Peer Journal Reviewer, “Journal of Ecocriticism,” since March of 2011   

Book Reviewer,  “Thomas Nelson Books” since November of 2009

Founder & President, Nature & Travel Writing Club, Edinboro University, 2007-09



Totem, Gannon University - Annual Literary Magazine

                                    Two Poems: Moth Kiss and How to Build a Lake or Poem, 2011

                                    Two Poems: Beyond Hijab and My Sister’s Tractor, 2010 

Chimera. Edinboro University - Annual Literary Magazine, 2009

                                    Poem: Synergy

PG (Parental Guidance) Magazine, Jamestown Post-Journal, Dec. 2007 to present

            Newspaper supplement articles


Mother Earth News Magazine. Nov./Dec. 2007.

                                    Country Lore: Make Simple Eco-friendly Fire Starters




“Shakespeare’s Falstaff and the Pennsylvania Cobhams” and “The Actual Self and the Virtual Self,” English in the Digital Age: Developments in Language, Literacy, and Literature – English Association of Pennyslvania State Universities (EAPSU), Bloomsburg University of Pennsylvania, Bloomsburg, PA, 2011. 

“Echoes of Moral Integrity: Kathleen Morrison - Robert Frost’s Other ‘Unspoken Half’,” Performing Identity Across Cultural Contexts, Duquesne University English Graduate Organization - Echoes Conference, Pittsburgh, PA 2011. 

“The Politics of Eco-tourism: Emergence of Political Structures in a Postmodern World,” Travel Writing and The Politics of Travel, 39th Annual NeMLA Conference, Buffalo, NY 2008.

“Rediscovering Nature with Eco-criticism:  Exploring Environmental Fact and Fiction,” Theories of Theory: A Critical Assessment of the Value of Literary Theory, Southern Connecticut State University 8th Annual Graduate Student Conference, Department of English, Encountering the Text:  Reading, Teaching, Theorizing, Writing. New Haven, CT, 2007.


“Natural Family Planning & Sexuality,” Pre-Cana Classes, Holy Redeemer Church, Spring 2010

            and St. Joseph Church, Fall 2010 – Warren, PA

“Nutrition for Strength and Energy,” 2009 Safety Presentations for the Buffalo & Pittsburgh

            Railroad, Inc. - Bradford, PA and Dubois, PA



“Hope for Times Like These,” Interview with Rev. Dr. Joan Brown Campbell, former National

            Director of Churches, USA, Fall 2010 – Chautauqua Institute / Gannon University


“Summer Reading 2008,” Blasco Library and Edinboro University (PowerPoint Slides)



Religious Education Teacher, St. Joseph’s Roman Catholic Church, Warren, PA, 1996-2011

Volunteer support, Erie Arts Opportunity Local Education Fund, Inc., 2008-2009

Poetry Reader, Warren Manor Nursing Home, 2007

Warren Cheerleader Booster, 2004-08

Founder and President, Nature & Travel Writing Club of Edinboro University, 2007-2008

Collaborator, Healthy Communities/Youth of Warren County (Human Services Grant), 2003-04

Girl Scout Leader, 1998-2000

Fundraising Hostess, American Cancer Society, 1999

PTA Treasurer, 1994-98 and PTA President, 1998-99



Modern Language Association (MLA) - Member since 2008

Kappa Delta Pi – Member, 2008-2009

International Reading Association – Member, 2006 to 2007



2011 Graduate Level Poetry Award, Gannon University

2010 Graduate Level Poetry Award, Gannon University

Latin Honors – Graduated Cum Laude, 2009

Dean’s List Spring of 2008

Dean’s List Fall of 2008

Robert and Elouise Connors Education Scholarship Award 2008

Outstanding Peer Tutor in Writing Award, 2007-08

Marian Miller Endowment Scholarship 2007

Zonta Scholarship Award 2006

Certificate of Academic Achievement for non-traditional students 2006

Certificate of Academic Achievement for non-traditional students 2005