Section 4373 of ENGL309
College Reading and Writing -- Extensive Writing Emphasis -- : Jan 18 - May 17 2018
The above section is a course offered by the English department. English 309 is open to all students who place into 305.1, 307, or 100, and will invite students to critically read, write, think and engage with college-level texts. Upon successful completion of this course, students will be eligible to enroll in English 1A.
M.F.A. Creative Writing (Creative Nonfiction), Eastern Washington University
M.A. English, California State University, Chico
B.A. English, California State Univeristy, Chico
Faculty in English, Santa Rosa Junior College, 2016
Faculty in English, Yuba College, 2013-2015
Faculty in English, Butte College, 2012-2015
Sustitute Teacher, Western Placer Unified School District, 2010
Associate Faculty in English, California State Univeristy, Chico 2007-2009
I have a Master of Fine Arts degree in Creative Writing from Eastern Washington University and a Master of Arts in English and Bachelor of Arts in English from California State University, Chico. My primary fields of expertise are literature, composition, and creative writing, but I have experience in publishing and journalism as well. I believe strongly in student driven classes where the emphasis is placed on student growth and achievement. My hope is that through the various classroom activities and assignments, students will begin to see writing as a multifaceted process with many steps all of equal importance. While revision is required in all of my classes, my main goal is to instill excitement and a sense of accomplishment in the improvement of student reading and writing. Before teaching at Santa Rosa Junior College, I taught for three and a half years at Butte College and Yuba College. I was also the Nonfiction Editor for the literary journal Willow Springs and was the Author Liaison for the small press Willow Springs Editions. When I'm not teaching, reading, or writing, I love spending time cooking, hanging out with family and friends, and watching and playing sports. I am a die-hard 49ers, Giants, and Warriors fan, and I'm glad to be living in the Bay Area again where I can watch these teams regularly without being mocked or ridiculed.