Teaching

My goal as a teacher is to challenge students to complete difficult learning tasks in the spirit of what Seymour Papert calls “hard fun.” I  invite students to participate in complex discussions about how writing and rhetoric exist and function in culture. I develop my courses around complex questions (e.g., How do institutions shape and get shaped by rhetoric?) and work with students to consider the implications of various answers. Please contact me for a complete version of my teaching philosophy.

TEACHING INTERESTS

Writing and Rhetoric courses at all levels (developmental to graduate)

Histories of Rhetoric and Composition

Composition Theory

Rhetorical Theory

Writing Pedagogy

COURSES

San José State University (2015-present)

Graduate

English 259: Seminar in Composition Studies

English 257: Seminar in the History of Rhetoric

Undergraduate

English 1A: Composition

Early Start English 1004: Exploring College Writing [online]

University of North Texas (2011-2015)

Graduate

ENGL 5900: Independent Study: Composition & Writing Program Histories

ENGL 5550: Studies in Teaching Composition

ENGL 5310: Studies in Rhetorical Theory

Undergraduate

ENGL 4230: Special Topics: Institutional Rhetorics

ENGL 4200: Modern Rhetorical Theory

ENGL 4160: Advanced Expository Writing

ENGL 3200: Rhetorical History and Historiography

ENGL 1311: Honors Composition

National University of Modern Languages, Islamabad, Pakistan (June 2014)

Faculty Seminar: Writing for Publication

TEACHING RECOGNITION

Commendation for Pedagogical Use of Special Collections, “Bureaucracy: A Love Story,” Friends of the UNT Libraries Board, 2015

Recognized Teacher, UNT’s “Thank a Teacher” Program, 2012, 2014

ASU Devils’ Advocates Award for Teaching Excellence, 2008