Gerald R. Lucas/CV/Service

From Gerald R. Lucas

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 | Read More »

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 Co-Organizer, The Norman Mailer Society Virtual Conference, Oct 2020
  • Mentor, Wiki Education, Spring 2020, Fall 2020
  • Chair/Moderator, The Norman Mailer Society Conference Oct 2007, 2008, 2009, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2018, 2019
  • 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
  • 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

The Norman Mailer Society web site, 2008.
  • Webmaster, Susan Mailer, Sept 2019—present
  • 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
  • System Administrator, Ubuntu Linux Server for various projects and software evaluation, 2008–2014
  • 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


One incarnation of the web site I did for the MSC Division of Humanities, 2008.
  • 15 Years of Service, Middle Georgia State University, 2018
  • Chair, Search Committee for Assistant Professor of Film, 2013 and 2016
  • Faculty Member, Student Media Advisory Board, 2011-2012
  • Photographer, Humanities Faculty, 2006-2008
  • Poster Designer, Arts Festival and miscellaneous events, 2004-2010
  • Library Research Training, April 2008
  • 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
  • Academic Advisor Training, March 2003
  • Academic Advisor Training, October 2002
  • 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