My students at CU Denver often work full-time and attend college full-time, and they are the most focused and dedicated students I’ve known. I love teaching because it’s always a new challenge, and when I teach, I consistently feel “present” and engaged.
Like my research, my teaching focuses on the politics of reading, writing, and disability. The readings in composition and rhetoric that changed me as a teacher include John Trimbur’s work on “dissensus,” Katherine Willis’ piece on “easy psychic income,” Dawn Skorczewski’s re-articulation of cliche, and Cynthia Lewiecki-Wilson’s essay on rhetorics of mental disability.
Syllabi are linked below – for sample assignments and more see my teaching portfolio.
English 2060, Introduction to Writing Studies (Fall 2014, Spring 2016, Fall 2016)
English 2070: Grammar, Rhetoric & Style (coming Spring 2018!)
English 3084: Multimedia Composition (Spring 2012, Fall 2010) (ONLINE Spring 2017, Fall 2015)
English 3160: Language Theory (Fall 2016, Fall 2015, Spring 2015)
English 4190 Rhetoric of Disability in Film (Spring 2017)
English 4190/5190, “Rhetoric and the Body” (Spring 2015, Spring 2008 – mixed undergraduate/graduate course)
English 5913: Practicum in Language and Rhetoric (Fall 2013, Fall 2009, Fall 2008, Fall 2007)
UNIVERSITY OF WASHINGTON
Women Studies 290: Feminism and Disability Studies
English 281: Intermediate Composition
English 242: Reading Fiction, Disability Fiction(s)
English 131: Introductory Expository Writing
English 104/105: Basic Writing
Also see teaching workshops under “Presentations.”