Dody Welsh-Parris is an assistant professor of English at Chesapeake College, where she teaches Freshman Composition, Introduction to Literature, American and World Literature. She is a doctoral student at UMBC in Baltimore in the Language Literacy and Culture program, where her emphasis is on technology and cross cultural communications. She has been active in designing and implementing Internet courses at Chesapeake College, and incorporating web-enhanced features into her face to face classes.