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English language educator and poet

Katherine Michealle Ozbirn, American English language educator and poet. Certified teacher community colleges, technical writing, California. Member Modern Language Association, Academy American Poets, Society Technology Communications, Association for Business Communicators, Association for Study of Literature and Environment.

Background

Ozbirn, Katherine Michealle was born on June 22, 1957 in Fullerton, California, United States. Daughter of James Allen Ozbirn and Donnie Maxine (Carawan) Dettle.

Education

Bachelor in Speech, California State University, Fullerton, 1979. Master of Arts in English, California State University, Fullerton, 1982.

Career

Instructional writer, Transamerica Finance Superior vena cava syndrome, Los Angeles, 1982-1983;assistant editor, Rockwell International, Anaheim, California, 1983-1985;editor, Hughes Aircraft Company, Anaheim, 1985-1988;professor, Chapman U., Orange, California, since 1986. Adjunct part-time professor Mount San Antonio College, Walnut, California, since 1988. Consultant in business writing.

Achievements

  • Certified teacher community colleges, technical writing, California.

Works

  • Other Work

    • Author: (poetry) Beyond Sand Crabs, 1982, The Screaming Machine, 1987. Co-editor: Poetry Fullerton, Number 4, 1985. Assistant editor: The Webs We Weave, 1986.

      Editor California Quarterly, 1993. Author: Summarizing: The Art of Writing Abstracts and Executive Summaries, 1994.

Membership

Member Modern Language Association, Academy American Poets, Society Technology Communications, Association for Business Communicators, Association for Study of Literature and Environment.

Interests

  • Other Interests

    Avocations: gardening, reading, archery, sewing, writing.

Connections

1 child, Alexander Ozbirn-Murray.

father:
James Allen Ozbirn Dettle

mother:
Donnie Maxine (Carawan) Dettle

child:
Alexander Ozbirn-Murray Ozbirn