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Criss E. Cannady

Criss CannadyOccupation: Published Writer; Consultant
Born: Van Nuys, California, October 22, 1951

Education:
MFA in Writing, University of Arizona (1977)
BA in English, University of California Irvine (1973)
Postgraduate Coursework, Pepperdine University

Certifications:
Lifetime Teaching Certificate in Arizona; CMMI Certification, Hewlett-Packard; Certified, Train the Trainer

Career:
Senior Business Analyst, Project Manager, Program Manager, Pacific Gas & Electric Company, California (2007-Present)
Technical Learning Engineer, Senior, Hewlett-Packard Company (1996-2005)
Preferred Consultant, Hewlett-Packard Company, NCR, National Science Foundation, University of Colorado, Phillips Magnetic Storage, Telos Consulting and Altia Design Inc. (1987-1990)
Director of Communications, American Society for Training and Development (1983-1984)
Technological Publications Editor (1983-1984)
Director of Creative Writing and Remedial English, Eastern Arizona College, Thatcher, AZ (1977-1980)
Consultant, Lecturer, Poets in the Schools, California
Vice President of Operations, MC Associates, Inc.

Career Related:
Lecturer, Remedial Writing and Spelling, Pikes Peak Community College (1984-1986); Fellowship, Arizona Arts Commission (1980); Fellowship, Dorland Mountain Colony (1980); Consultant, Interdyne, Telos, University of Colorado, Teradata Systems, and Southern California Gas Company; Continuing Education Instructor, Numerous Universities and State Colleges; Guest Speaker, University of Pittsburgh, University of Bradford, and Carlow College; One of Three Featured Poets, Audio Archive, University of Arizona

Civic:
Consultant, San Luis Obispo County Arts Council (2003); Consultant, Arizona Arts Commission (1978-1980)

Creative Works:
Featured, “Sitting Room of the Opera” (1984); Editor, American Society for Training and Development (1982-1983); Author, “For Such a Time As This” (1981); Editor, Researcher, Translator, “Leon Felipe: The Last Troubadour” (1980); Author, “Lakes & Leagues” (1977); Author, “Back to Days of Childhood,” Teacher’s and Writer’s Magazine; Author, “Revision Process for Remedial Writers,” ERIC; Author, “Lakes and Legacies,” NEA Grant; Contributor, “Poet Dreaming in an Artist House – Milkweed Editions”; Contributor, Numerous Anthologies; Contributor, Intro Seven, Academy of American Poets and Prizes, Black Warrior Review, Southern Poetry Review, Louisville Review, Gramercy Review (Special Edition of Four Arizona Poets), and Others; Featured, “Focus 101,” University of Arizona Poetry Center, Poetry Foundation; Featured, LaVerne Harrell Cark’s Photographic Collection of Top 101 American Poets, “The Face of Poetry”

Achievements:
Featured in the Granger’s Index Of Poetry, “Sunlight In The Cafeteria” (1984); One of four artists chosen to represent the federally funded program, “Arts in Arizona Towns” and was featured in the monthly television series, “Eyewitness Arizona”; Essays on teaching; Writings have appeared or have been cited in other periodicals; She started the writing lab at Eastern Arizona College.

Awards:
Recipient, Recognition Award, Academy of American Poets (2012); Honoree, One of Four Writers of Arts in Arizona Towns (1987); Recipient, Le Pense Award (1982); Recipient, University Foundation Award (1980); Honoree, One of the Year’s Best Books, Library Journal (1980); Grantee, National Education Association (1977); Recipient, Citation, “Teaching Revising and Editing: An Annotated Bibliography”; Port Townsend Writer’s Scholar; Three-Time Nominee, Pushcart Prize in Poetry; Recipient, Margaret Sterling Memorial Award, University of Arizona; Recipient, Academy of American Poets Prize; Recipient, Outstanding Contribution Award, American Society for Training and Development; Recipient, Albert Nelson Marquis Lifetime Achievement Award; Honoree, Marquis Who’s Who Top Professional

Memberships:
Member, International Association of Business Communicators; Member, Society of Technological Communications; Member, Project Management Institute

Political Affiliation:
Independent

Family:
Daughter of Walter Maurice Cannady and Dorothy Jane (Willcuts) Cannady
Life Partner: Pat McLean

Hobbies:
Gardening; Reading; Writing; Watching sports, especially the Los Angeles Lakers and Dodgers

Biography Sources:
Who’s Who in America – 2019, 72nd Edition (pub. 2019)
Who’s Who in the West – 1986-1987, 20th Edition (pub. 1985)
Who’s Who of Emerging Leaders in America – 1987-1988, 1st Edition (pub. 1987)
Who’s Who in American Women, 7th Edition

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