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Monday

  • 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM Emeritus Hall 1654 Santa Rosa Campus

Tuesday

  • 11:30 AM - 1:00 PM Emeritus Hall 1654 Santa Rosa Campus

Wednesday

  • 11:00 AM - 12:30 PM Emeritus Hall 1654 Santa Rosa Campus

Thursday

  • 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM Emeritus Hall 1654 Santa Rosa Campus

Spring 2018

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.

Section 4778 of ENGL1A
College Composition -- : Jan 17 - May 16 2018
The above section includes two hours per week instruction in a computer classroom.

Section 5920 of ENGL4A
Beginning Creative Writing -- : Jan 18 - May 17 2018

Section 5921 of ENGL4B
Intermediate Creative Writing -- : Jan 18 - May 17 2018

Section 5922 of ENGL4C
Advanced Creative Writing -- : Jan 18 - May 17 2018

Section 8600 of ENGL1A
College Composition -- : Jan 17 - May 16 2018

Fall 2017

Section 0787 of ENGL1A
College Composition -- : Aug 22 - Dec 14 2017

Section 1449 of ENGL309
College Reading and Writing -- Extensive Writing Emphasis -- : Aug 21 - Dec 13 2017
The above section is a NEW course offered by the English department that will utilize innovative teaching methods. English 309 is open to all students placing into 305.1, 307, and 100, and will invite students to critically read, write, think and engage with college-level texts. Please note that the class meets for five hours each week; students will need another 10 hours each week outside of class to complete reading and writing assignments. Upon successful completion of this course, students will be eligible to enroll in English 1A.

Section 1465 of ENGL309
College Reading and Writing -- Extensive Writing Emphasis -- : Aug 21 - Dec 13 2017
The above section is a NEW course offered by the English department that will utilize innovative teaching methods. English 309 is open to all students placing into 305.1, 307, and 100, and will invite students to critically read, write, think and engage with college-level texts. Please note that the class meets for five hours each week; students will need another 10 hours each week outside of class to complete reading and writing assignments. Upon successful completion of this course, students will be eligible to enroll in English 1A.

Summer 2017

Section 8255 of ENGL1A
College Composition -- : Jun 19 - Aug 10 2017
The above section is participating in the PALS (Peer Assisted Learning Specialist) Program, which provides embedded tutoring to students.

M.F.A. Creative Writing (Creative Nonfiction), Eastern Washington University

M.A. English, California State University, Chico

B.A. English, California State Univeristy, Chico 

 

Academic Experience: 

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.