I'm an adjunct faculty member in the Writing Program at Scripps College (one of the Claremont Colleges). During the summer, I usually teach at CalArts (a visual and performing arts college in Los Angeles). I hold a Ph.D. in English, with a minor in Literary Theory, and my areas of specialization are writing (academic, popular nonfiction, and creative writing), 19th and 20th century British and American literature, digital media theory, cultural studies theory, speculative fiction, and popular culture. Students sometimes tell me, "I'm just not a good writer." In fact, most people are better writers than they think. The key is to tap into each writer's existing strengths and interests. I'm a firm believer that learning doesn't need to be boring and that students do their best work when they can find a way to make assignments fun. Since my "day job" is teaching college, I find that I work best with upper division high school students (grades 11 and 12) and college students.
Education & Certification
Undergraduate Degree: University of California-Santa Barbara - Bachelors, Literature
Graduate Degree: Claremont Graduate University - PHD, English, Minor in Critical Theory
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