B.A. in English from CSU, Dominguez Hills (1976).
M.A. in English from Sonoma State University (1986).
PhD program(ABD)in English at University of Nevada, Reno (1998).
MLIS from San Jose State University (2002).
In addition to teaching developmental courses at SRJC, John Koetzner has taught freshman composition at University of Nevada, Reno, and he has taught upper division classes such as Creative Writing, Introduction to Shakespeare, and advanced composition at the college level. He entered the library/media field in 1997 and has continued to work in the library field since that time. He currently serves as the library director at Mendocino College.
John Koetzner has been an instructor of English since 1989 at SRJC, and he has been teaching 37 years in Sonoma County. In addition to his work as an instructor of English, he also works as a freelance writer. His areas of interest within the field of English include literature as well as composition and rhetoric. You might find him out at concerts around the county, especially blues shows where he continues to study the blues discourse community. He joined the faculty at Mendocino College full-time in 2003 where continues to work as Head Librarian and teach English and Public Speaking part-time.
Professional Involvement and Community Service:
I volunteer for the Sonoma County Harvest Fair, helping judge the amateur winemaker division annually, and for six years I have coordinated Mendocino LitFest, a literary festival devoted to the literary arts. I also have volunteered at the Healdsburg Boys & Girls Club while I served as Healdsburg Literary Laureate
Presentations and Publications:
1999-Present "Wine Tributaries"(Winetributaries.com) Wine Writer
1997-2002 Blues Access -- Music Reviewer
1979-2000 Healdsburg Tribune -- Freelance writer & Reviewer
"Wine Tributaries" (1997-2000)
1998 Coast & Valley -- Entertainment Editor
1997 Musichound Guide to the Blues (book) -- Contributor
1989-1990 San Francisco Chronicle -- Book Reviewer
1979-1994 California English -- Column Editor & Book Reviewer
1979-1980 New Age Journal -- Book Reviewer
Honors and Awards:
Healdsburg Literary Laureate 2012-2014
Listed in the Directory of Writers by Poets & Writers (2006).
Recipient of a Graduate Studies Scholarship from Phi Delta Kappa (1995).
Recipient of a Gerald Howard Read Scholarship from Phi Delta Kappa (1991).
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