Curriculum Vita

From Gerald R. Lucas


Gerald R. Lucas

Contact Information

For full contact information, see my contact page.

Education

Ph.D., University of South Florida, Tampa, May 2002
20th-Century Literature and Theory; Technology and Media in English Studies; eLearning — 4.0 GPA

M.A., University of South Florida, Tampa, May 1997
Modern and Contemporary Literature; Russian Literature — 4.0 GPA

B.A., University of South Florida, Tampa, May 1994
English Literature — 3.85 GPA

Teaching Experience

Professor of English

Middle Georgia State University, Department of Media, Culture & the Arts, GA 2015-Present
Designed and taught a graduate course: Writing and Publishing in Digital Environments. Designed and taught undergraduate courses: Organizations, Technology, and Culture; (Post)Modernism and Utopia; Voices and Visions: A Survey of Science Fiction; Interdisciplinary Humanities (Online)

Associate Professor of English

Middle Georgia State College, Department of Media, Culture & the Arts, GA 2007-2015
Designed and taught undergraduate courses (selected): Introduction to Digital Humanities; Norman Mailer’s America; Writing for Digital Media; Cyberpunk; eText Authoring with iPads; Digital Humanities on iTunes U; Modernism; Utopia and Apocalypse; Metaphysical Science Fiction

Assistant Professor of English

Macon State College, Department of Humanities, GA 2002-2007
Designed and taught undergraduate courses (selected): Literary Theory; Speculative Fiction; Writing Second Life; Science Fiction and Futurism; Technology and the Creative Artist; Senior Seminar in New Media; World Literature I & II Online

Instructor, European Council

University College London, UK 2009 & 2011
A five week study abroad program sponsored by the University System of Georgia. Taught World Literature II and Popular Culture: London as Text in 2009, and two sections of Photo London in 2011

Teaching Assistant

University of South Florida, FL 1995-2002
Designed and taught undergraduate courses (selected): Images of the Body in Contemporary Literature; Advanced Technical Writing: Graphics, Typology, and Design; The Technological Imagination in Literature; Introduction to Contemporary American Fiction; Technical Writing: Hypertext / MOO: Authoring and Theory; Introduction to Literature: Issues in Technology; First-Year Composition II: The Jazz Age

Instructor

USF Continuing Education, FL 2000-2001
Designed and taught courses in HTML & CSS coding and web design

Adjunct Instructor

Hillsborough Community College, FL 1997-1998
Taught Freshman Composition I and II

Print Publications

  • Norman Mailer: Works and Days, Editor. J. Michael Lennon and Donna Pedro Lennon. Atlanta: Norman Mailer Society: 2018.
  • Review of The Cinema of Norman Mailer edited by Justin Bozung. The Mailer Review Vol. 11 (2017).
  • “Every You, Every Me.” Fiction. The Mailer Review Vol. 10 (2016).
  • Project Mailer 2015.” The Mailer Review Vol. 9 (2015).
  • Review of Buckley and Mailer: The Difficult Friendship that Shaped the Sixties by Kevin M. Schultz. The Mailer Review Vol. 9 (2015).
  • “Teaching Norman Mailer in the Cloud.” The Mailer Review Vol. 7 (2013).
  • Review of The Executioner’s Song rerelease by Dave Eggers. The Mailer Review Vol. 7 (2013).
  • Norman Mailer and the Novel 2.0.” The Mailer Review Vol. 5 (2011).
  • “Speculative Fiction.” The Encyclopedia of Twentieth-Century Fiction. Wiley Blackwell, 2011.
  • World.Lit: Envisioning Literary Education Online.” Teaching Language and Literature Online. Ed. Ian Lancashire. New York: MLA, 2009.
  • Faust QuickNotes. eNotes. (2008).
  • “The Research Essay Resources.” Chapter 10 in Reading and Writing about Literature. Phillip Sipiora. Englewood Clifs, NJ: Prentice Hall, 2001.
  • “James Joyce’s The Dead.” Reading and Writing about Literature. Phillip Sipiora. Englewood Clifs, NJ: Prentice Hall, 2001.
  • Review of Cybertext: Perspectives of Ergodic Literature by Espen Aarseth, Computers and Composition 16.2 (1999).

Web Publications (Selected)

Digital Projects

Honors and Awards

  • Nominee, The Regents’ Teaching Excellence Award for Online Teaching, State of Georgia, Summer 2014
  • Norman Mailer Fellow, the Norman Mailer Writers Colony, Salt Lake City, UT, 2014
  • Grant Recipient, “The Post-PC Project,” Middle Georgia State College, 2012
  • Title III Grant Recipient, Writer and Teacher: World Literature Online, Macon State College, 2004
  • Title III Grant Recipient, Writer: Online Writing Center, Macon State College, 2004
  • Award for Excellence in Electronic Administration and Teaching, University of South Florida Dept. of English, 2002
  • Alice Hearne Award for Outstanding Doctoral Candidate, University of South Florida Department of English, 2001
  • The Provost’s Award for Outstanding Teaching by a Graduate Student, University of South Florida, 2000
  • The Provost’s Commendation for Outstanding Teaching by a Graduate Student, University of South Florida, 1999
  • Addison-Wesley, Longman Award for Teaching Excellence, USF Department of English, 1998
  • Joseph Bentley Teaching Fellowship For Excellence in Teaching, USF Department of English, 1997
  • Pass with Distinction M.A. and Ph.D. comprehensive exams, USF, 1997, 2001

Invited Speaker

  • “Introduction to Digital Humanities.” Webinar via Blackboard Collaborate, MGA, Apr 2015.
  • “Social Media: Top Ten Practices.” Webinar via Blackboard Collaborate, MGA, Apr 2015.
  • “The Digital Mailer Project (DMP): A Proposal.” The Norman Mailer Society Conference, Wilkes-Barre, PA Oct 2014.
  • “Social Media: Top Ten Practices for College Faculty.” Faculty Development Presentation via Blackboard Collaborate, MGSC, Nov 2013.
  • “Energize Teaching with Social Media.” Bainbridge State College Faculty Convocation, Bainbridge, GA, Aug 2013.
  • “Why Study Abroad?” Cultural Journeys Conference, Macon State College, Macon, GA, Mar 2012
  • “Pastiche and Portraits in Photography” The Macon State College Arts Festival, Macon, GA, Mar 2011.
  • “Edgar Allan Poe’s ‘Ligeia.’” The Macon State College English Studies Organization, Macon, GA, Oct 2009.
  • “A Fine Time: Mailer Studies in the New Century.” The Norman Mailer Society Conference, Provincetown, MA, Oct 2006.

Selected Conference Presentations

  • “Norman Mailer’s Short Fiction.” The Norman Mailer Society Conference, Macon, GA, Oct 2018.
  • “Digital Mailer 2017.” The Norman Mailer Society Conference, Sarasota, FL Oct 2017.
  • “ ‘Utopian Thinking’ in Action.” The Louisville Conference on Literature and Culture, Louisville, KY Feb 2017.
  • “Digital Mailer, 2016.” The Norman Mailer Society Conference, Long Branch, NJ Oct 2016.
  • “Project Mailer 2015: A First-Year Update.” The Norman Mailer Society Conference, Provincetown, MA Oct 2015.
  • “ ‘The White Negro’: Notes Toward a Digital Scholarly Edition.” The Norman Mailer Society Conference, Provincetown, MA, Oct 2015.
  • “Breaking Bad: Walter White’s Hipster Transformation.” The Norman Mailer Society Conference, Wilkes-Barre, PA, Oct 2014.
  • “Teaching Norman Mailer.” Roundtable Participant. The Norman Mailer Society Conference, Wilkes-Barre, PA Oct 2014.
  • “Teaching Norman Mailer in the Cloud.” The Norman Mailer Society Conference, Sarasota, FL Oct 2013.
  • “Norman Mailer’s Novel(ist): In and Beyond the Late Age of Print.” The Norman Mailer Society Conference, Provincetown, MA Oct 2012.
  • “Cormac McCarthy’s Apocalypse: Signs and Maps Along The Road.” Southwest Texas PCA Conference, Albuquerque, NM Feb 2012.
  • “Study Abroad: Local Challenges Facing the South.” SAMLA Roundtable, Atlanta, GA Nov 2011.
  • “Cutting Up Mailer: the Novel 2.0.” The Norman Mailer Society Conference, Sarasota, FL Nov 2010.
  • “Faust, Mailer, and the Comfort of Evil.” The Norman Mailer Society Conference, Washington D.C. Oct 2009.
  • “Breaking the Girl: Poe’s ‘Ligeia’ and Lem’s Solaris.” PCA/ACA Conference, New Orleans, LA Apr 2009.
  • “Southern Baptists, Norman Mailer, and Me.” The Norman Mailer Society Conference, Provincetown, MA Oct 2008.
  • “The Harbors of the Moon: Media and the Mediated in Mailer’s An American Dream.” The Norman Mailer Society Conference, Provincetown, MA Oct 2007.
  • “Visual Storytelling: Flickr in the Literature Classroom.” SAMLA, Charlotte, NC Nov 2006.
  • “Science Fiction and the Metagame.” PCA/ACA, Atlanta, GA Mar 2006.
  • “Humanities Online: Some Ethical Considerations and Recommendations.” Southeastern Scholarship Conference on E-Learning, Macon, GA Sep 2005.
  • “Distance Education for Literature Courses: Some Ethical Considerations.” CCCC, San Francisco, CA Mar 2005.
  • “The Virtual Manifest: Solaris and the Persistence of Memory.” Fantastic in the Arts Conference, Ft. Lauderdale, FL Mar 2004.
  • “Three Views of Science: Lem’s, Tarkovsky’s, and Soderbergh’s Solaris.” FSU Literature and Film Conference, Tallahassee, FL Jan 2004.
  • “Crossing Sexual Boundaries in Sterling’s Chattanooga Trilogy.” Popular Culture Association Conference, New Orleans, LA Apr 2003.
  • “The Ethics of Cyberspace.” CCCC, Chicago, IL Mar 2002.

Administrative Positions

CIT/NMAC Coordinator, Macon State College, GA 2010-2012

Revised curriculum; rewrote courses; advised students and performed graduation audits; supervised internships; refit the Mac classroom; taught senior seminar and portfolio capstone;

Coordinator, USF English Department 1997-2002

Computer-Assisted Classroom, USF Department of English multimedia classroom; instructed students and faculty; maintained hardware, software, and network, and supported Windows 2000 workstations and Red Hat Linux workstations and servers

Selected Professional Activities

  • Conference Organizer, The Norman Mailer Society Conference, Macon, GA, Oct 2018
  • Vice President, The Norman Mailer Society, 2018-present
  • Introduction and Discussion of Blade Runner, MGA, Oct 2015
  • Chair/Moderator, The Norman Mailer Society Conference Oct 2007, 2008, 2009, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2018
  • AP Exam Reader, Louisville, KY, May 2011, June 2015
  • Grant Writer/Organizer, The Post-PC Project (AKA: The iTunes U Project), Academic Year 2012-2013
  • Chair, “The Apocalypse in Popular Culture: Literal and Figurative Spaces of the Apocalypse” Southwest Texas PCA Conference, Albuquerque, NM, Feb 2012
  • Chair, Roundtable on Study Abroad, SAMLA, Atlanta, GA, Nov 2011
  • Executive Board Member, The Norman Mailer Society, Oct 2007-present
  • Associate Editor / Media Editor, The Mailer Review Oct 2006-present
  • Panel Chair, “From Vampires to Video Games: Cultural Anxiety and Science Fiction,” PCA/ACA, Atlanta, GA, Apr 2006
  • Panel Chair, “J.G. Ballard,” Fantastic in the Arts, Ft. Lauderdale, FL, Mar 2004
  • Grant Recipient, Title III stipend to develop online literature class, Fall 2003
  • Writer, MSC OWL Title III Grant Project, Fall 2002

Selected New Media Experience

  • System Administrator, Ubuntu Linux Server for various projects and software evaluation, Since 2008
  • Webmaster, Project Mailer, Nov 2014—present
  • Webmaster, J. Michael Lennon, The biographer of Norman Mailer, Dec 2012—present
  • Webmaster, The Norman Mailer Society, 2007—present
  • Webmaster, The Mailer Review, Oct 2006—present
  • System Admin, Humanities Moodle Server, 2006—2016
  • Webmaster, Media, Culture & the Arts Web Site, 2002—2013
  • Webmaster, LitWiki 2004–2017
  • Writer, Online Journal, 1995-present
  • Writer, LitMUSE: A Courseware Site, 1999—2018
  • Powerpoint Slide Designer, Technical Writing in the Twenty-first Century, Prentice Hall, Fall 2006
  • Owner and Founder, MacTampa, 2000-2002
  • Technical Support Specialist, USF Department of English, 1999—2000

Computer Skills

Platforms Used for Teaching

MediaWiki; Medium; Wordpress; Buddypress; Sensei; Moodle; Twitter; Tumblr; Google+; LinkedIn; Disqus; Dropbox; Google Drive

Operating Systems

Apple iOS; Macintosh OS and Server; Ubuntu and Debian Linux; FreeBSD UNIX; Windows

Programming and Web Design

Wordpress; Buddypress; Drupal; (X)HTML; CSS; PHP; MySQL; Some Javascript; Some MOO Object-Oriented

Software, Apps, and Platforms

Inkling Habitat; Google Apps; Adobe Photoshop, GoLive/Dreamweaver, Acrobat, InDesign; Apple Final Cut Pro X, GarageBand, Keynote, Pages, and iBooks Author; Various Internet and multimedia authoring applications on various platforms

Selected University Service

Selected Committees

  • Graduate Studies Council, 2014-present
  • Faculty Senate, 2016–2018
  • Technology Resource Committee (Served as Secretary) 2006-2008; 2009-2010; 2014-2015
  • Social Media Policy Committee Summer 2013
  • MCA Web Site 2011-2014
  • Post-Tenure Review 2010-2011; 2011-2012; 2012-2013
  • Program Promotion Committee 2009-2010
  • Long-Range Planning Committee 2008-2009
  • Academic Personnel Policies Committee (Served as Secretary) 2005-2006
  • Arts Committee, Division of Humanities MSC Spring 2005
  • Search Committee, Spanish, Division of Humanities MSC 2004-2005
  • Recorder, Collaborative Review of English Composition, MSC 2004
  • Executive Committee, Macon State College (Served as Secretary) 2004-2005
  • Search Committee, Three Positions in English, Division of Humanities MSC 2003-2004
  • Chair, NMAC Search Committee — Successfully hired new tenure-track professor, 2013

Service

  • Faculty Member, Student Media Advisory Board, 2011-2012
  • Photographer, Humanities Faculty 2006-2008
  • Poster Designer, Arts Festival and miscellaneous events 2004-2010
  • Chair, Technology Resource Committee 2007-2008
  • Faculty Adviser, MSC Mac Users Group (MMUG) 2007-2008
  • Faculty Consultant, Redesigning the Macon State College web site Fall 2004
  • Founder/Organizer, Publish-or-Pasta — Peer Research Group for Humanities Faculty 2003-2006
  • Senior Project Adviser — Rebecca Edwards 2008; Christopher Wheeler 2006; Hannah Marney 2005; Robert Malone 2005; Latitia Little 2003

Community Service

  • Community Organizer, Vineville Historic Neighborhood on Nextdoor 2012-2016
  • Photographer, Crossroads Writers’ Conference, Macon GA, Oct 2008 & Mar 2010
  • Speaker, “Teaching with Technology,” Rutland High School In-service Day, July 2008
  • Web Master, Historic Vineville Neighborhood Association, Fall 2007-Fall 2008
  • Event Coordinator, Georgia Science Olympiad, 2005-2013
  • Judge, Houston County High School Reflections Creative Writing Contest, November 2004 & 2005
  • Grader, Georgia Regents’ Exam, April 2004 & Nov 2006

Affiliations

The Norman Mailer Society; Modern Language Association; National Council for Teachers of English; Society for Literature and Science; Popular Culture Association

Teaching Interests

New Media Theory; Digital Humanities; Writing for Digital Media; World Literature: the epic genre, tragedy; Modern Continental Literature; Science Fiction; Futurism; Modern and Postmodern British, American, and Continental Literature; Literary Theory