Fall 2020

Section 0760 of ENGL1A
College Composition -- : Aug 31 - Dec 11 2020
The section above will include optional online meetings; details will be shared in the course syllabus. Please note the 8/31 start date. After registering for this class, click on the section number to find any available online course material.

Section 0768 of ENGL1A
College Composition -- : Aug 31 - Dec 11 2020
The section above will include optional online meetings; details will be shared in the course syllabus. Please note the 8/31 start date. After registering for this class, click on the section number to find any available online course material.

Section 0782 of ENGL1A
College Composition -- : Aug 31 - Dec 11 2020
The section above will include optional online meetings; details will be shared in the course syllabus. Please note the 8/31 start date. After registering for this class, click on the section number to find any available online course material.

Section 2161 of ENGL5
Advanced Composition and Critical Thinking -- : Aug 31 - Dec 11 2020
The section above will include optional online meetings; details will be shared in the course syllabus. Please note the 8/31 start date. After registering for this class, click on the section number to find any available online course material.

Spring 2020

Section 4331 of ENGL50
English 1A Support Course -- : Jan 13 - May 13 2020
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 with the same instructor.

Section 4359 of ENGL50
English 1A Support Course -- : Jan 14 - May 14 2020
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 with the same instructor.

Section 4772 of ENGL1A
College Composition -- : Jan 13 - May 13 2020
The above section of English 1A is a co-requisite for English 50. Students are automatically enrolled in both English 1A and English 50 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 4780 of ENGL1A
College Composition -- : Jan 14 - May 14 2020
The above section of English 1A is a co-requisite for English 50. Students are automatically enrolled in both English 1A and English 50 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 6600 of ENGL5
Advanced Composition and Critical Thinking -- : Jan 14 - May 14 2020

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