Fall 2022

Section 0755 of ENGL1A
College Composition -- : Aug 15 - Dec 07 2022

Section 0781 of ENGL1A
College Composition -- : Aug 16 - Dec 08 2022

Section 0818 of ENGL30.1
American Literature: Pre-Colonial Period to the Civil War -- : Aug 16 - Dec 08 2022

Section 0868 of ENGL770
Writing Center -- : Aug 15 - Dec 09 2022
The Writing Center offers personalized writing support to students at any point in the writing process, from picking a topic and developing a thesis to revising and editing for organization and clarity, and everything in between. In-person sessions are available at 1629 Emeritus, and online Zoom sessions are available at https://santarosa.mywconline.com/. See https://english.santarosa.edu/writing-center for more information.

Section 2445 of ENGL770
Writing Center -- : Aug 15 - Dec 08 2022
The Writing Center offers personalized writing support to students at any point in the writing process, from picking a topic and developing a thesis to revising and editing for organization and clarity, and everything in between. In-person sessions are available at the Mahoney Library Reading Room, and online Zoom sessions are available at https://santarosa.mywconline.com/. See https://english.santarosa.edu/writing-center for more information.

Spring 2022

Section 4316 of ENGL5
Advanced Composition and Critical Thinking -- : Jan 20 - May 19 2022
This is a face-to-face course that will meet in person on the days/times listed.

Section 4792 of ENGL1A
College Composition -- : Jan 19 - May 18 2022
This is a face-to-face course that will meet in person on the days/times listed.

Section 4806 of ENGL1A
College Composition -- : Jan 20 - May 19 2022
This is a face-to-face course that will meet in person on the days/times listed.

Section 5023 of ENGL1A
College Composition -- : Jan 20 - May 19 2022
This is a face-to-face course that will meet in person on the days/times listed.

No office hours

PhD American Literature, University of North Texas, 2000. Dissertation -- Body Matters: Gary Snyder, the Self and Ecopoetics

BA English, Abilene Christian University, 1993.

Academic Experience

2010-present, SRJC English Department
2000-2010, Writing Program, University of California, Riverside (Lecturer)
2000-2002, Cal Poly, Pomona English Department (Adjunct)
2002-2008, Riverside Community College English Department (Adjunct)
1996-2000, University of North Texas English Department (Teaching Fellow)

"Anybody who wanders around the world saying, 'Hell yes, I'm from Texas,' deserves whatever happens to him.” ― Hunter S. Thompson
 

Professional Areas of Interest

Poetry, Metaphor, Tom Robbins, Gary Snyder, Allen Ginsberg, Taoism, Humor, Nature Writing

"Think for yourself, schmuck!"
-Robert Anton Wilson

"(like everything else I have
somebody showed it to me and I found it by myself)"
-Lew Welch

"Language teaching in schools is a matter of corralling off a little of the language-behavior territory and cultivating a few favorite features--culturally defined elite forms that will help you apply for a job or give you social credibility at a party. One might even learn how to produce the byzantine artifact known as the professional paper. There are many excellent reasons to master these things, but the power, the _virtu_, remains on the side of the wild."
-Gary Snyder

"This is what you shall do: love the earth and sun and the animals, despise riches, give alms to every one that asks, stand up for the stupid and crazy, devote your income and labour to others, hate tyrants, argue not concerning God, have patience and indulgence towards the people, take off your hat to nothing known or unknown, or to any man or number of men, go freely with powerful uneducated persons, and with the young, and with the mothers of families, read these leaves in the open air every season of every year of your life, re-examine all you have been told at school, or church, or in any book, dismiss whatever insults your own soul; and your very flesh shall be a great poem, and have the richest fluency, not only in its words, but in the silent lines of its lips and face, and between the lashes of your eyes, and in every motion and joint of your body."
-Walt Whitman