Teaching Experience

Online Adjunct Instructor English Department at Ozarks Technical Community College Online
January 2010 - present
Courses taught:
  • Composition I
Duties include: developing, adapting, and creating course materials and exams to departmental standards, maintaining professional development, responding to technical and course-related student questions and concerns, and maintaining professionalism while fostering a relationship with students over the Internet. Lehrkraft für besondere Aufgaben BAT IIa für den Fremdsprachenunterricht Englisch (Instructor for Foreign Language Training—English) Department of English at Justus-Liebig-Universität
October 2007 - September 2009
Courses taught:
  • Oral and Written Communication: Basic Writing
  • Lektürekurs (Reading Course)
  • Advanced Language Practice: Writing 2
  • Basic Language Practice: Grammar Lecture
  • Intermediate Language Practice: General Language Course
Duties included: Developing, adapting, and creating course material, evaluating Magisterexamen essays, managing the Language Centre. Graduate Teaching Assistant English Department at Missouri State University
Academic years 2005 - 06 and 2006 - 07, summer semester 2007
Courses taught:
  • Writing I
  • Writing I for non-native speakers of English
  • Writing II
Instructor English Language Institute at Missouri State University
Summer semesters 2006 and 2007
Courses taught:
  • Academic Writing and Grammar 4
  • Speaking 4

Duties included: Administered oral placement interviews, rated double-blind in-class essay mid-terms for levels 2 - 4 and finals for levels 2 - 5, rated double-blind oral mid-terms and finals.


PhD in Linguistics | expected spring 2012
Emphasis: creolistics
Dissertation advisor: Dr. Magnus Huber

Master of Arts in English | August 2007
Emphasis: TESOL
Degree Paper Titles:
"Power in Numbers?: The Subject–Verb Agreement of Majority and Minority" "Technology's Effect on Language Change" Missouri State University

Bachelor of Arts in English Literature | December 2004
Minor: German
Missouri State University

Professional Affiliations

LSA member since July 2006

TESOL member since October 2006


Kühn-Rudenko, Kateryna. The Uncanny Narrated: Functions of Narrative Strategies in Different Types of Representations of the Uncanny in Stephen King´s Novels It and Firestarter. Doctoral dissertation for Justus-Liebig-Universität, Gießen, Germany. In publication, 2009. [Editor]

"The Reopening." The Gillioz "Theatre Beautiful": Remembering Springfield's Theatre History, 1926-2006. With Stephanie Ruhe. Ed. James S. Baumlin. Springfield, MO: Moon City Press, 2006.

Awards and Honors

Graduate Teaching Assistantship, Missouri State University (2005-2007)
Graduated cum laude in the Honors College (December 2004)
Presidential scholarship (Fall 2000 - Spring 2004)


Available upon request.