Curriculum Vitae
Curriculum Vitae - Colin Shanafelt

Postsecondary Education

Texas State University

Master of Arts

Texas State University

Bachelor of Applied Arts and S
Applied Arts & Sciences

Teaching Experience

Professor of English, Adj
Austin Community College


Professor of English, Adjunct     (August 2008 – Present)
Austin Community College, 5930 Middle Fiskville Rd., Austin, Texas 78752
- Teach American, British, and World Literature; Introduction to Literature; and Composition I & II
- Awarded “Highest Priority to Hire” status
- Never rated less than “Excellent” in student evaluation process
- Teach faculty development course – Educational Software for iPad
- Nominated for ACC Teaching Excellence Award
- Committee Member - Faculty Committee & Curriculum Committee
- Task Force - Voting Member

Instructor of English, Adjunct     (August 2018 – Present)
Georgia Military College, 201 E. Greene Street, Milledgeville, Georgia 31061
- Teach American, British, and World Literature; Composition I & II
- Teach online college English courses utilizing the Moodle content management system
- Certified online instructor, eligible to teach the college's full catalogue of composition and literature courses

Assistant Professor of English, Adjunct     (January 2010 – June 2012)
San Antonio College,1300 San Pedro Avenue, San Antonio, TX 78212
- Taught Mexican-American, American, British, and World Literature; Composition I & II; and Technical Writing
- Taught Humanities 2319: American Minority Studies
     - Examined minority cultures in American society from historical, literary, and sociological perspectives
     - Placed emphasis on South Texas: African-Americans, German-Americans, and Mexican-Americans
     - Engaged students in collaborative interdisciplinary inquiry (I-Search Paper)
­- Certified online instructor (Blackboard Vista)
- Received a rating of “Outstanding” on instructor evaluation process

English Teacher      (January 2008 – January 2010)
St. Michael’s Catholic Academy, 3000 Barton Creek Blvd., Austin, Texas 78735
-  Taught English III (American Literature) & English IV (British Literature)
-  Writing Center Tutor  (one section daily)
-  Campus Technology Committee Chairperson
-  Academic Adviser: “Sader Leader” for fifteen sophomores
-  Assistant to the Director of Technology
     - Computer installation and repair
     - Software acquisition, testing, installation, and repair
     - Technical support for faculty and staff
     - Projector installation and repair

English Teacher     (Aug. 2002 – May 2004 & Aug. 2005 – May 2007)
Lake Travis High School, 3324 Ranch Road 620 S., Austin, Texas 78738
Taught English IV (Advanced Placement) & English III (American Literature)
- Curriculum Development:
     - Wrote completely new curriculum for English IV (AP)
     - The College Board approved new curriculum during evaluation period
     - Rewrote English III curriculum once and then revised yearly
     - Modified English III and English IV curriculum for vertical teaming
- English Department Technology Liaison
- Grant Writer: Procured projectors and laptop computers for English Classrooms (pre-bond)|
- Advanced Placement Incentive Committee Chairperson (campus-level)
- English III Team Leader (2003 and 2004)
- Voted “Rookie of the Year” (2003)
- Head Coach of the Lake Travis High School Swim Team (2003 - 2005)

Instructor     (January 1999 – September 2001)
Southwest Institute of Technology, 5424 Hwy 290 W., Austin, Texas 78745
- Taught college-level Technical Writing, AC/DC Theory, Radio Theory, Physics
- Developed new curriculum for Radio Theory and Physics
- Worked with adult students in trade school/community college classroom setting


Writer / Programmer / CEO / Owner    (January 2010 – August 2015)
Gatsby's Light Publications, 701 Brazos, Austin, Texas 78704
- Wrote, designed, and developed educational apps for iPhone, iPad, Android, Mac, and PC
- Apps chosen for Apple Keynote presentation to their Educational Team
- Presented at the National Council of Teachers of English (NCTE) Conference (2010)
- Apps: Literary Analysis Guide, Essay Writing Guide, American Literature Guide, British Literature Guide, Essay Grader


Radio Technician     (March 1995 – July 1998)
United States Air Force,101 Demon Way, Eglin AFB, Florida 32542
- Maintenance on a variety of Radio and electronic systems
- Decorated with Air Force Achievement Medals for service in Kuwait and Colombia in 1996 and 1997
- Hold highest FCC radio license, the General Radio Telephone Operator’s License


Master of Arts, Literature (2007)
Texas State University, San Marcos, Texas 78666

Graduate-level Curriculum and Instruction, 18 hours
Texas State University, San Marcos, Texas 78666

Bachelor of Applied Arts and Sciences (2001)
Southwest Texas State University, San Marcos, Texas 78666

Associate of Science, Electronics Engineering Technology (1998)
Northwest Florida State College, Niceville, Florida 32578

Professional Publications


What Gods Would Be Theirs?    (A Novel - February 2011)
Gatsby's Light Publications, Austin, Texas

One Thing Right    (Children's Book - April 2011)
Gatsby's Light Publications, Austin, Texas

Literary Analysis Guide (App - 2011)
Mark Patrick Media, Wilkes-Barre, PA

Essay Writing Guide (App - 2012)
Mark Patrick Media, Wilkes-Barre, PA

American Literature Guide (App - 2012)
Mark Patrick Media, Wilkes-Barre, PA
British Literature Guide (App - 2012)
Mark Patrick Media, Wilkes-Barre, PA