Dr. Caroline J.S. (Kay) Picart

Education & Experience
Professional Experience

 

1. Business Experience

Producer and Host, The Dr. Caroline "Kay" Picart Show, 2008 onwards (www.DrPicart.com)

Owner-Manager, Kinaesthetics LLC, 2005 onwards (KinaestheticsSportAsArt.com)

 

2. Academic Experience

a. Past Courses Taught
(For websites related to each course, go to: http://www.carolinekaypicart.com/teaching/teaching.html)

Spring 2015 (March)

  • • IDS3355: Critical Thinking

Spring 2015 (February)

  • • PLA 3308: Criminal Procedure

Spring 2013

  • • WST 2611: Humanities Perspectives on Gender and Sexuality

Fall 2011:

  • • HUM 2230.0T1: Renaissance to Enlightenment

Spring 2008:

  • • ENG 3310: Film Genres
  • • ENG 5138: Studies in Film: Traumatic Memory and Holocaust Films

Fall 2007:

  • • ENG 3014, sections 1 and 2: Critical Issues in Literary Theory
  • • ENG 3110: Film Genres

Summer 2007:

  • • ENG 3014, sections 1 and 2: Critical Issues in Literary Theory

Spring 2007:

  • • Research Leave (earned by a 3/0/3 workload)

Fall 06

  • • ENG 3014 (2 sections): Critical Issues in Literary Studies
  • • LIT 5517 (Graduate Course): Studies in Gender

Summer 06

  • • Summer B: ENG 3014: Critical Issues in Literary Studies
  • • Summer C: ENG 4934: Senior Seminar: Gender, Race, Class and the Body in Dance

Spring 06

  • • ENG 5049r. Studies in Critical Theory (Graduate Course)
  • • ENG 3014: Critical Issues in Literary Theory (two sections)

Fall 05

  • • Research Leave

Summer 04

  • • ENG 4934: Senior Seminar: Gender, Sexuality, Race, Class and the Body in Dance
  • • WST 495: Gender, Authority and the Politics of Representation in Science and Art

Fall 2004

  • • ENC 5028: Rhetorical Theory & Practice
  • • ENG 3110: Film Genres
  • • ENG 3014: Critical Issues in Literary Studies

Spring 2005

  • • ENG 3014: Critical Issues in Literary Studies
  • • ENG 4934: Senior Seminar: Gender, Sexuality, Race, Class and the Body in Dance
  • • ENG 3110: Film Genres

2003 LIT 3383: Women in Literature

2003 ENG 3014: Critical Issues in Literary Studies

2003 ENG 5138: Studies in Film

2003 (ENG 3110-01): Film Genres

2003 (ENG 3014-02): Critical Theory

2002 (HUM 6939) Humanities Pedagogy Training in Multicultural Film

2002 (CCJ 4938-03/CCJ 6920-01/ENG 4932-01/ENG 5933-03) Criminal Justice and Film

2002 (HUM 6939-03): Human Rights and the Body in Law and the Humanities

2002 (ENG 3110-02): Film Genres

2002 (ENG 3014): Critical Issues in Literary Studies

2001 (HUM 3321-10) Honor's Course on Multicultural Film and 20th Century Culture

2001 (ENG 4938-01) Undergraduate Honor's Seminar: Gender, Sexuality, Race, Class and the Body in Ballroom Dance

2001 (HUM 5253-01) Graduate Seminar on Modernity and Postmodernity

2001 (ENG 3014-01) Critical Issues in Literary Studies

2001 (HUM 6939) 2001 (HUM 6939) Multicultural Film Pedagogy Training

2000 (HUM 6939-2) Seminar on Multicultural Film: Philosophical, Aesthetic, Political Ethical and Pedagogical Issues

2000 (WST 4931/5934) Gender, Authority and the Politics of Representation in Science and Art

2000 (PHIL 248) Philosophy and Dance

2000 (HUM 6939-3) Seminar on Multicultural Film, Florida State University

2000 (WST 4931-85/5934-85) Gender, Authority and the Politics of Representation in Science and Art"

2000 (PHIL100C)  Introduction to Philosophy, St. Lawrence University 

2000 (PHIL 336A) Feminist Legal Theory, St. Lawrence University 

2000 (PHIL 366A) Philosophy and Film, St. Lawrence University

1999 (PHIL 212)  Philosophy of Art, St. Lawrence University

1999 (PHIL 204)  Theories of Knowledge, St. Lawrence University

1999 (PHIL 100A)  Introduction to Philosophy, St. Lawrence University

1999  (PHIL 355)  Philosophy of Science, University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire

1999 (PHIL 325) Aesthetics, University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire

1999 (PHIL 101.4)  Basic Philosophical Issues, University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire

1998 (HONORS 304)  Gender, Authority and the Politics of Representation in Science and Art, University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire

1998 (PHIL 101.2)  Basic Philosophical Issues, University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire

1998 (PHIL 377)  Philosophy and Feminisms, University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire

1998 (PHIL 101.2, .3 & .5)  Basic Philosophical Issues, University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire

1997 (PHIL 385) Gender, Authority and the Politics of Representation in Science and Art, University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire

1997  (PHIL 101.1, 2, 3) Basic Philosophical Issues,  University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire

1997 (PHM 3200) Social & Political Philosophy, Florida Atlantic University, Davie, FL

1996 (PHI 4400) Philosophy of Science and  (PHI 3637) Philosophy of Sexuality, Florida Atlantic
University, Davie, FL

1996 Philosophy 1.1 (Basic Problems in Philosophy) The Pennsylvania State University, University Park, PA

1995 Philosophy 4.1 (Major Figures in Philosophy), The Pennsylvania State University, University Park, PA

1995 Humanities 2 (The Shaping of the Modern Mind:  The Politics of Health and Erotics in Plato, Nietzsche, Freud and Thomas Mann), The Pennsylvania State University, University Park, PA

1994 Humanities 101.2 (The Philosophy, Sociology and Poetics of Science), The Pennsylvania State University

1994 Art (Design, Fine Point Drawing, Techniques of Form and Color), Pennsylvania State University´s HUB Arts and Crafts Centre, University Park, PA

1993-94 (Teaching Assistant) Philosophy of Mind; Ethics, The Pennsylvania State University,  Department of Philosophy, University Park, PA 

1992-93 English, Intermediate and Advanced Levels; TOEFL, Foreign Language Institute, Yonsei  University, Seoul, Korea

1988-89 Philosophy of Man, Department of Philosophy, Ateneo de Manila University, Quezon City, Philippines

1987-89 Earth and the Universe  (Introduction to Biology, Biochemistry, Astrophysics), San Carlos Pastoral Formation Centre, Makati, Philippines

1987-89 Zoology, Department of Biology, Ateneo de Manila University, Quezon City, Philippines

b. University Service

Director of Ph.D. Committee: James Larner (Ph.D. Humanities), Thesis on Thomas Mann, Visconti and Britten. Passed Comprehensives in 2002; Proposal Passed; successfully completed and defended dissertation in Spring 2006.

Director of M.A. Committee: David Arroyo, wrote up prospectus on Cronenberg and terrorism, Fall 2005; successful completion and defense in Spring 2006.

Member of Ph.D./M.A. Committees:
2007-2008 Ph.D. Committee Member, Susan Russell, Theatre, defended successfully Spring 2008

2007-2008, Ph.D. Committee Member, Jay Gipson King, Theatre

2007-2008 M.A. Committee Member, Brian Myers, English

2006 Ph.D. Committee Member, Amy Carney, History

2006 Ph.D. Committee Member, Susan Russell, Theatre

2006 Ph.D. Committee Member, Jay Gipson King, Theatre

2006 Ph.D. Committee Member, Jeneen Surrency, Humanities

2005 Ph.D. Committee Member, Jason Grant McKahan, Communication

2005 Ph.D. Committee Member, Jeneen Surrency, Humanities (passed prelims, 2006)

2004 Ph.D. Committee Member, Jennifer Perrine, English

2004 Ph.D. Committee Member, Jenny Caneen, English

2004 Ph.D. Committee Member, William Russell, Education (defended thesis on January 2006)

2003 Ph.D. Committee Member, Michelle Commander's dissertation on memory in African American women writers' novels and film adaptations

2002 Ph.D. Committee Member, Greg Thompson's dissertation, "Aimee Semple McPherson and Therapeutic Culture" (passed)

2002 Ph.D. Committee Member, Mark Hamilton's Prospectus, "Northrop Frye Goes to the Movies" (passed)

2002 Committee Member, Tina Powell (English, MA) on Asian American Film

2002 Committee Member, Robert Powell (English, Ph.D.) on Ayn Rand (passed), Jeneen Surrency (Humanities, Ph.D.) and Carl Curtis (Humanities, Ph.D.)

2001 Committee Member, Jessica Labbe's M.A. Thesis (ENG)

2001 Committee Member, Ying-Yi Chou's (Art Education) M.A. Proposal

Director of Honor's Thesis Committee:
Carla Thomas, Fall 2005 (English); successfully defended Spring 2006

Member of Undergraduate Honor's Thesis Committee:
Brandice Valentino, Spring 2002 (English); passed

Travis Miller, Fall 2005 (Communication); passed with distinction

Work with Graduate Students:
2007 Evaluated appropriate sections of Ph.D. comprehensive exams, Erin Dicesare, Humanities
2006 Evaluated appropriate sections of Ph.D. comprehensive exams, Jeneen Surrency (Ph.D., HUM)

2004 Evaluated appropriate sections of Ph.D. comprehensive exams, Andreia Thaxton (Ph.D. HUM), Sheryl Davis (Ph.D., HUM), Robert Powell (Ph.D., English)

2003 Co-authored and mentored the production of two spotlight essays with two graduate students, Jeneen Surrency (Ph.D., Humanities) and Jennifer Perrine (M.A., English) for the Holocaust Film Sourcebook

2003 Evaluated appropriate sections of MA and Ph.D. comprehensive exams, Andreia Thaxton (Ph.D., Humanities), Belle Harrell (MA. Humanities), Fredric Owens (MA, Humanities), Michaela Densmore (MA, Humanities), Travis Meek (MA, Humanities), Heather Campbell (M.A. Humanities), Carey Gardell (M.A. Humanities), Ronnie Kelly, (Ph.D., Humanities); Jonathan Austad (M.A., Humanities); Sheryl Davis (M.A. Humanities)

2002 Co-authored and mentored the production of five conference papers and a panel with Humanities graduate students (Jason McKahan, Michelle Commander, Jeneen Surrency and Katheryn Wright) accepted with the FSU Film and Literature Conference in 2003

Advised/mentored the production/submission of two conference papers by a Communication Ph.D. student (Tami Tomasello, on Nietzsche and the internet), and a Humanities Ph.D. student (Elizabeth Drake-Boyt, on Fred Astaire and noir films)

2002 Evaluated appropriate sections of M.A. Comprehensive Exam, Katie Field (Humanities) and Jason Gibson (Humanities)

Co-authored and mentored Jason McKahan for an article, "Sadomasochism, Sexual Torture, and the Holocaust Film: From Misogyny to Homoeroticism and Homophobia in Apt Pupil," Jump Cut, published in September 2002

Evaluated the appropriate sections of the Ph.D. Comprehensive Exams for Jim Larner, Elizabeth Drake-Boyt, Ronnie Kelly (HUM)

Committee Member, Mark Hamilton's Ph.D. Committee Comprehensive Oral Exam (HUM)

Mentored Greg Thompson, Jessica Labbe, Elizabeth Drake-Boyt, Barbara Robinson & Peter Reed (all HUM graduate students) in getting conference abstracts and presentations accepted at Florida State University's Film and Literature Conference

2001-2002 Committee Member, Greg Thompson's Ph.D. Committee Comprehensive Oral Exam

2001 Evaluated the appropriate sections of the Ph.D. Comprehensive Exams of Aaron Simmons (Humanities M.A.), Greg Thompson (Humanities, Ph.D.), Mark Hamilton (Humanities, Ph.D.) and Kyle Frank (Humanities, M.A.)

2000 Mentored Frank Kyle (Humanities, M.A.), David Simmons (Humanities, Ph.D.), Carl Curtis (Humanities, Ph.D.), Elizabeth Drake-Boyt (Humanities, Ph.D.) & Aaron Simmons (Humanities, M.A.) in getting conference abstracts and presentations accepted at Florida State University's Film and Literature Conference

Pedagogical/Instructional Materials Developed (with the aid of an FSU COI Grant): With McKahan, Jason, Thompson, Gregory J. and Field, Katie. Multicultural Dimensions of Film: A Reader. 7th Ed. NY: McGraw-Hill, 2001. ISBN: 0-07-251446-9 (Student's Edition and Teacher's Edition, which include companion CDs), July, 2001. (Designed to train new TA's in teaching multicultural film and provide them with pedagogical materials and techniques.)

Undergraduate and Committee Work:

Florida State University

2005-2006 Co-Director of the 2006 FSU Film and Literature Conference

2006 Member, Fundraising Committee

2006 Member, Awards Committee

2006 Member, Visual Culture Committee

2005 Member, Fundraising Committee

2005 Member, Awards Committee

2005 Member, Film Committee

2005 Chair, Placement Committee, which resulted in one of the most successful years for students on the job market (that is, 7 successfully placed; 4 in tenure track; 3 in Visiting or Instructorship posts

2005 Member, Women's Studies Committee

2005 Member, Film Committee, which is part of a larger group, the Cinema and Media Studies Working Group, which is attempting to build an interdiscinary major

2004 Elected Member of the Executive Committee

2004 Chair, Placement Committee, English Department

2004 Member, English Film Committee

2004 Elected Member of Cinema and Media Studies Working Group

2004 Member, Medical Humanities Group

2004 Member, History and Philosophy of Science Program

2004- Member, Search Committee, FSU Medical School, Medical Humanities Position

2002- Course Coordinator, Interdisciplinary Caucus, English Department

Head, Human Rights Committee, English Department

Faculty Representative, Human Rights Faculty Seminar, sponsored by the Human Rights Center, FSU
Member, Cinema and Media Studies Minor Working Group, FSU

Member, Film and Literature program committee, FSU (publicizing, inviting prominent panels, evaluating proposals)

Member, English department film committee

2001 Headed the HUM film pedagogy section (in charge of about 750 undergrads and 25 grads each semester)

Held weekly meetings with film TAs discussing all aspects of film pedagogy and technology integration

Completed all HUM 3321 syllabi for an entire year (Fall, Summer, Spring 2001-2002)

Completed the HUM 3321 website for the virtual/distance course: http://www.carolinekaypicart.com/humfilm

Set Up Alternative Modes of Viewing for HUM 3321 TAs and undergraduate students through Florida State University Academic Computer and Network Services streaming, Strozier video library lending services, and the Public Library

Trained and supervised the team of students who will teach the HUM 3321 virtual sections for the first time

Conducted a survey concerning the Effectiveness of Film Viewing Venues for HUM 3321

Created Alternative Film Viewing Arrangements for the HUM 3321 course, through contact with the Student Government Movie Channel

Finalized new teacher and student edition readers for HUM 3321

Created Accompanying CDs for the teacher and student readers for HUM 3321, which include powerpoint lectures and video or DVD clips

Worked on Designing both "low tech" and "high tech" versions of the HUM 3321 virtual course

Chair, Elective Media Committee, English Department, FSU

Served as a Member of English Awards Committee for the Graduate Creative Writing, Graduate Essay, Undergraduate Creative Writing and Undergraduate Essay Competitions

2000-01 Redesigned the course readers for instructors and students, incorporating both Blackboard and CD pedagogical tools

Built the foundations for a purely virtual course for HUM 3321 through BB and powerpoint training

Designed and taught a purely virtual version of the HUM pedagogical training seminar

2000 Oversaw the film component of the HUM program (which handles 17 sections of undergrad sections-about 1,300 undergraduate students and about 20 teaching assistants per term)

Developed a technology enhanced format for HUM 6939-03: the pedagogical and theoretical training seminar for the Humanities Film Program, Florida State University

Undergraduate, Elective Media and Awards Committees, Florida State University, English Department

St. Lawrence University:

1999-2000 Spearheaded teaching and technology apprenticeships

University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire:

1998 Internship Director
Convenor, committee on fostering a better intellectual climate via interdepartmental debates and inviting external speakers

1997 Spearheaded team-teaching initiatives linking the fine arts and philosophy, as well as science and philosophy (possibly leading to a minor in Bioethics/Philosophy of Science)
Initiated explorations into developing a 4-part course and colloquium of internationally and nationally renowned speakers on the topic of myth in relation to philosophy, religious studies, literature, and science
Women's Studies Committee Member



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