Professor, Department of Composition, University of Minnesota Duluth, 2004-
Director of Graduate Studies, Master’s in English, Department of English and Department of Composition, University of Minnesota Duluth, Fall 2004 through Fall 2005.
Associate Professor, Department of Composition, University of Minnesota Duluth, 1988-2004.
Assistant Professor, Department of Composition, University of Minnesota Duluth, 1987-1988.
- Advanced Writing: Human Services (1987- )
- Advanced Writing: Social Sciences (1988- ) College Writing (1987- )
- The Bible as Literature (1989- )
- The Historical Jesus (1996)
- Our Greek and Roman Heritage (1998-1999)
- From Classical Antiquity to Medieval Culture (2000- )
- Literacy, Technology, and Society (2000- )
- Classical Rhetoric and Teaching College Writing Today (2004)
- Liberal Education Subcommittee (1996-1999; chair, 1997-1999)
- Departmental Union Representative (1992-1993, 1996- )
- Graduate English Committee (1997-1998; Spring 2003; Fall 2004 through Fall 2005, Chair as DGS in English)
- Cultural Studies Advisory Council (2002- )
- Certificate [Exploratory] Committee (2002-03)
- Departmental Library Representative (1987-1999)
- Chair, Composition Search Committee (1994)
- CLA Constitution Committee (1989-1990)
- Supportive Services Search Committee (1990)
- Chair, Composition Curriculum Development Committee(1989-1990)
- Chair, Composition Search Committee (1990)
- MA Program Proposal (1987-1988)
- Composition Search Committee (1987-1988)
Co-Director, "Questions of Orality and Literacy: A Tribute to Walter J. Ong, S.J." A symposium celebrating Rockhurst College's 75th anniversary, 29 July to 1 August 1985. This symposium was supported in part by a grant of $7,500 from the Missouri Committee on the Humanities (local matching: $21,346). In addition to helping organize the symposium, Dr. Farrell delivered the keynote address and presented a paper.
Assistant Professor of English, Rockhurst College, 1982-1984.
- Rhetoric & Reading I and II
- Introduction to Literature (short fiction)
- Survey of British Literature I and II
- World Masterpieces I
- Novels of Faulkner
- Literacy and Urban Education
Associate Professor of English, St. Louis Community College at Forest Park, 1977-1979.
Dr. Farrell's appointment at Forest Park from 1969 to 1979 always included teaching in both the General Curriculum (developmental) and Humanities Divisions (transfer level).
- English Composition I and II
- Communications I and II
- English Composition (developmental)
- Writing Lab (developmental)
- Programmed Grammar Lab (developmental)
- Forest Park College Council (three years; chair, 1971-1972)
- Forest Park Long-Range Planning Committee
- Faculty Appellate Committee
- Academic Governance Committee
- Student Evaluation of Instruction Committee
- Audio-Visual Advisory Committee
- Language-Insight-Program Planning Committee
- General Curriculum Planning Committee
- Development Writing Committee
- Faculty Association member
Assistant Professor of English, City College of the City University of New York, 1975-1976.
- Basic Writing 1, 2, and 3
- The Problems of Literacy in the Teaching of English
Core Curriculum Committee on Communication
Staff member for long-range planning for all four locations of St. Louis Community College, 1974-1975 (half-time and both summers).
Edited and co-authored two documents:
(1) "A Descriptive Program Structure of SLCC" (September 1974; 66 pp.);
(2) "Guide for Evaluation of Departments Colleges" (September 1975; 85 pp.).
Assistant Professor of English, St. Louis Community College at Forest Park, 1972-1977 (with a leave of absence in 1975-1976 to teach at CCNY).
Chairperson, Department of Basic Academic Skills, St. Louis Community College at Forest Park, 1971-1974.
This department in the General Curriculum Division had ten full-time faculty members and offered courses in development writing, reading, and mathematics. Dr. Farrell was responsible for scheduling classes, budgeting, coordinating part-time teachers, and evaluating faculty members. Dr. Farrell also initiated the expenditure of grant money to carry out a follow-up study of former General Curriculum students and to implement certain teaching innovations.
Instructor of English, St. Louis Community College at Forest Park, 1969-1972.
Teacher of tenth-grade English, Webster Groves High School, 1968-1969.
- American Literature
- Teaching Assistant in Orientation USA (intensive program for English as a second language), Saint Louis University, 1967-1968.
- Graduate Fellow, Department of English, Saint Louis University, 1966-1967.
- Freshman English 1 and 2