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Fall 2019

Section 0530 of ENGL1A
College Composition -- : Aug 20 - Dec 12 2019
The above section of English 1A is a co-requisite for English 50. Students are automatically enrolled in both English 1A and English 50, TTh 11am-12pm with the same instructor. English 50 offers students support in college-level reading, writing, and critical thinking skills to help them succeed in English 1A.

Section 0594 of ENGL50
English 1A Support Course -- : Aug 20 - Dec 12 2019
The above section offers students support in college-level reading, writing, and critical thinking skills to help them succeed in English 1A. Students who enroll in English 50 are automatically co-enrolled in English 1A, TTh 9-11am with the same instructor.

Section 0771 of ENGL1A
College Composition -- : Aug 19 - Dec 11 2019

Section 2201 of ENGL5
Advanced Composition and Critical Thinking -- : Aug 19 - Dec 11 2019

Summer 2019

Section 8869 of ENGL1A
College Composition -- : Jun 17 - Aug 08 2019

Spring 2019

Section 4394 of ENGL5
Advanced Composition and Critical Thinking -- : Jan 15 - May 16 2019

Section 4774 of ENGL1A
College Composition -- : Jan 14 - May 15 2019
The above section includes two hours per week instruction in a computer classroom.

Section 4800 of ENGL1A
College Composition -- : Jan 14 - May 15 2019

Section 5920 of ENGL4A
Beginning Creative Writing -- : Jan 17 - May 16 2019

Section 5921 of ENGL4B
Intermediate Creative Writing -- : Jan 17 - May 16 2019

Section 5922 of ENGL4C
Advanced Creative Writing -- : Jan 17 - May 16 2019

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.