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Curriculum Vitae


Ph.D.  English Literature, York University, 1980.
Dissertation:  The Poetry of Oscar Wilde: An Annotated Edition.
M.A. Victorian Studies, York University, 1970.
Thesis: European Victorianism.
B.A. Honours English Language and Literature (Summa)
Renaissance and 18th Century, Huron College, 1969.
University of Western Ontario
  Two-year Docent Programme, Art Gallery of Ontario, 1986-87.
Certified gallery docent: Medieval European, Canadian Historical, Modernism and Abstract Expressionism


Full-time Faculty (SRC):  Assistant Professor in LA&PS, English Department, York University.           


Visual Arts: Docent, AGO:  Medieval/Renaissance, Canadian Historical, Abstract Expressionism, 1987-1989.
Print Media: Special Reports: Editor and Journalist, The Financial Times of Canada, 1983-1987.
Contributor, Urban Life sections, Flare Magazine, 1974-1977.
Film: Scriptwriter and principal researcher for documentary film, The Life of Enzo Ferrari (1988), Brunswick Films, London, England, 1987.
  Principal researcher for documentary film, The Boyd Gang, 1981.
Director, Les Rose, 1982
Winner of the New York Grand Prix 1982: “Best Foreign Documentary”.
Television: Chief financial editor and consultant for three 12-week educational courses on Personal Financial Management : Managing a Small Business and A Guide to Investment Portfolios, TVO, 1987-1990.


Director: Nanci White Creative (1998-present)
A copywriter/ editor to graphic design companies and corporate branding firms, including Forbes DG, Parkin and Associates, Marci Lipman Inc., Chandler Group and Morgan Stanley, Philadelphia.  The company specializes in real estate marketing.

Director, Nanci White Creative Consultants.(1980-1988)
I served as editorial and communications consultant to government, corporations and financial institutions.  Clients included Imperial Oil; Vickers and Benson; City of Scarborough; Laventhal and Horvath; Canadian Banking Association; Faculty of Business Administration, York University; Merle Shain Inc.; Deloitte; and Financial Logic Systems, Palo Alto, California.


Editors Association of Canada (1990-present) Voting member

Canadian Association for Studies of Language and Literature


2009 Dean's Merit Award for Internet Learning ($ 2000)
2009 YUFA Full course release for LAPS English 1001(September)
2009 Research grant, Arts English$1000 for English1001 (July)
2009 Social innovation grant, M.A.R.S.S, market research funding for $11,650 for English 1001 (May)
2009 Dean’s New Media award, Atkinson,
Experiential Education, $1500 (August) 2
2009 Atkinson Minor research award, $391 (May)
2009 Director’s grant, Phantom Compass, $28,000
English 1001(April)
2009 Chief executive’s grant, CFI and Associates,
$2500 for English 1001(April)
2005  Sabbatical Leave
Full sabbatical, began intensive pursuit of conversion of School of Arts and Letters general education and English courses to internet platforms
  Researched “The Little Green Book of Hedge Funds’, co authoring with Dr J Baesel, Manager of Investment Strategies, Morgan Stanley Investments, Philadelphia.
2002 Research Grant, VP Academic, Dean’s Office Atkinson. Internet conversion Humanities 1720 (value $2500)    
2002 Research Grant, Atkinson Committee on Research and Teaching, (value $2500)
2001 CUPE conf travel $900
1997-1998 Specific non-leave grant $12,700
1997 CUPE conference travel $900


Internet course development, design and implementation
2009 Researched, wrote and developed the 1001 Internet version of the newly required Introduction to Literature LAPS English 1001
created internal and external steering committees for the multi media, interactive format for internet in the LA&PS English curriculum
Scripted the interactive video game “Dionysian Dream” to serve as  cross disciplinary adjunct material for learning outcomes and learning objectives in LAPS English 1001
2008 Rewrote and remounted
Internet Atkinson English 1920: Reading Contemporary Fiction
2005-2007 Created and mounted
Internet Atkinson English 2020: Art of the Personal Essay (Moodle)
Internet Atkinson English 3960: Healing Fiction (Moodle)
2005-2006 Created and mounted
Internet Atkinson Humanities 1730 Roots of Western Culture: Images of America.
2005 Internet Atkinson English 3635 True North: Canadian Literature and Environment, with David McNab
2004 Roots of Western Culture: Modern period (1500-1900) Atkinson Humanities 1720
2003 Business and its Traditions Atkinson Humanities 1790
2002 New course development
Design and implementation of internet courses:
Atkinson English 3965
Healing Fiction
Atkinson English 3960
Atkinson Writing Programmes 3989 Writing in the Workplace
1998-2002 Editorials (London Free Press) Popular Culture: Film, Media and Literature
2001 Writing in the Workplace. Atkinson Writing 3969)
As mandated by Leslie Sanders, Director of Writing Programmes, designed, developed and implemented this course which is now the most successful course in Writing Programmes with 8 sections across the 3 sessions per year

Internet pedagogy and design
Popular Culture: Virtual classrooms, Feminism, Film, Media


Since  first year of teaching at York, in 1970, designed and taught over 175 individual courses, across 3 faculties, in 7 departments.
Among these:

AK/WRIT 3989, Writing Programs: Writing in the Workplace, Atkinson, 2001-2003.  Course designer.

AK/HUMA 1750 Roots of Western Culture, Atkinson, Fall 2001.
Internet and Correspondence, Co-Course designer with J. Dwyer and P. Paolucci.

AS/WMST 4230, Women’s Studies: Women and Popular Culture, Arts, 1999.

AK/WRIT 1400 Writing Programs: Critical Thinking, Reading and Writing, 1995.

AK/HUMA 1740 Canadian Culture: Electronic/Multimedia/ Multi-conferencing

Complete Teaching History (PDF)


2009 (see honours and awards)
2005-2006 Internet course design, Dean’s   Office, $3200
2002 Atkinson Dean’s Grant Internet Course Development, $2500
2002 Atkinson Minor Research Grant, $1000 
2001 “Oscar Wilde: Romantic Secrets”, $2457.95
Atkinson Junior Faculty, Minor Research Grant
2001 CUPE Travel, Conference presenter, Inkshed 2001, Canmore, B.C., $900
1997-98 CUPE, Specific Non Leave Grant Manuscript preparation, $12,700


The Poetry of Oscar Wilde.  An annotated edition.  Notre Dame, University of Notre Dame Press, pending.

Book Review Articles:
"Elizabeth the First' Canadian Woman Studies Fall, 2004 (volume 23, number 2)

“Elizabeth the First: Girls Just Want to Have Fun’ Canadian Woman Studies, Spring 2004

“Geography and Gender:  Elizabeth Bishop.” Canadian Woman Studies, Fall 1994, 103-104.

“New Lesbian Voices.”  Canadian Woman  Studies, Fall 1993, 96-97.

“Brave New World:  The Coming of Age of Children’s Literature.”  Books in Canada, November 1977, 5-8.

“Ralph Gustafson’s Bloodflowers.”  Journal of Canadian Fiction, September 1972, 26-29.

“Repackaging Papa -The Deconstruction of Hemingway”, in Forum, The London Free Press, June 16, 1999.  London, Ontario.

“The Return of Science Fiction”, in Forum, The London Free Press, January 2, 1999.

“Bursting the Soap Bubble”, in Forum, The London Free Press, January 10, 1998.

Conference Papers: 
May 31 - June 2, 2001, 5th National Writing Across the Curriculum Conference, Bloomington, Indiana.  “Writing in the Workplace.”

May 11 - 15, 2001, Inkshed 18 Conference, Canmore, Alberta.  “Writing in the Workplace.”

September 1997:  Mothers and Daughters Conference, Centre for Feminist Research, York University. “The Martyred Many” Representations of Motherhood and Family on Daytime Soap Operas.

February 1997:  Writing Across the Curriculum Third National Conference, Charleston, South Carolina.


2009 Arts English Curriculum, Arts English Bylaws,
Coordinator Summer 2009 schedule
2009 SAL Executive
2009 SAL Transition committee
2006-2008 Dean’s Advisory Group on Technology
2003-2008 SAL Executive
2003-2008 SAL English Co-ordinator
2002-2007 SAL Hiring Committees


2009 Coordinator, SAL English, transition, service on 4 departmental committees in Arts and Atkinson
2008 Coordinator, managing 18 month transition of largest SAL department, English, to new LAPS English department
2001-2008 SAL Committees (hiring, technology, executive)
2001-2008 Chief English department developer of internet curriculum and course development.
Languages: Ancient Greek (reading)
French (bilingual)
Spanish, German, Italian (conversational)

CV in PDF format