Lydia Pottle Currie

22825 NE 21st Place | Sammamish, WA 98074 | (425) 657-0226 |





Temple University                                                                     Philadelphia, PA

Awarded M.A. in English Literature, May 2002

Qualifying Paper: “Implicit Theories of Memory in the Writings of Virginia Woolf”


Smith College                                                                              Northampton, MA

B.A. 2000     Major in English Literature; Minor in History

Honors thesis: “Sexual Apprehension in the Writings of Virginia Woolf”


University of Pennsylvania                                                   Philadelphia, PA

Spent junior year at Penn, classwork focused on English Literature with an historical concentration


Computer Skills

High degree of familiarity with both Windows and Macintosh computing environments. Proficient in all Office applications, HTML coding, digital media, database maintenance.




Speak basic Korean and American Sign Language.


Teaching Experience


Teacher - Lake Washington Technical College    Kirkland, WA (2002-present)

Currently teach one English class per semester at LWTC. Independently design syllabus and select texts. Work with a diverse student body including high school students and students retraining for a second career. Teach 4-6 non-native speakers of English per semester. 


Teaching Assistant - Intellectual Heritage Program    Philadelphia, PA (2000-2002)                            

Fully funded teaching assistantship through the Intellectual Heritage department at Temple University. Responsible for successful integration of new instructors into the department. Tutored at-risk students, conducted classroom workshops, assisted faculty in constructing essay assignments, supervised an undergraduate tutoring staff of three.


Tutor – Temple University Writing Center     Philadelphia, PA (2000-2002)

Assisted Temple students in planning, organizing, editing and revising written work. Special emphasis on working with ESL and learning disabled students. Oversaw the running of the Center on weekend shifts.



Research Experience


Research Assistant - Smith College     Northampton, MA  (1999-2000)

Assisted two professors in researching books and preparing them for publication. Proofreading, fact checking, bibliography compilation, securing copyright permissions, preparing digital media.


Research and Administrative Assistant - Penn Humanities Forum     Philadelphia, PA (1998-1999)

Research assistant to the Director and administrative assistant to the Associate Director.

Library research, office management, administration of the application process for the Mellon Postdoctoral Fellowships in the Humanities, word processing, database compilation, coordination with student groups, designing publicity materials, maintaining the Forum website.


Research Assistant - Smith College     Northampton, MA (1997-1998)

Word processing in English and Korean; finding, acquiring and cataloging obscure books and articles, editing English translations of Korean literary works.



Other Experience


Presenter – Marianne Moore Conference: “A Right Good Salvo of Barks”

“’An Accidental Omission?’ Married Amiss and Moore’s Evolving Perspective on Marriage.” Presented at an academic conference hosted by Pennsylvania State University, March 28-29, 2003.


Docent – Woodland Park Zoo     Seattle, WA (2002-)

Conduct on-grounds educational programs for zoo visitors and school groups, lead tours.


Intern - Northampton Arts Council   Northampton, MA (2000)

Grant writing, publicity, database administration and web design.


Proctor – Hebron Academy     Hebron, ME (1995-1996)

Study hall supervisor, weekend dormitory resident and other duties to assist the faculty.





1.           Dean Douglas Emory              

Lake Washington Technical College                                                

1605 132nd Avenue NE  Kirkland, WA 98034                    

Tel. (425) 739-8311


2.           Dr. Daniel Tompkins

Temple University Intellectual Heritage Program, 14 Anderson Hall

1114 W. Berks Street

Philadelphia, PA   19122     

Tel. (215) 204-4900


3.      Dr. Lori Salem       

Temple University Writing Center, 201 Tuttleman                    

1801 N. Broad Street 

Philadelphia, PA   19122     

Tel. (215) 204-0700