Learning, I believe, involves the whole person, and effective teachers encourage students to open hearts and minds, to investigate, to understand themselves as well as the course material.
In both my academic positions—as director of the university writing center and as professor of English and Writing—I offer my students and those with whom I work, a focused attention, an opportunity for holistic engagement that encourages awareness.
I love teaching—its complex relationships, possibilities, potentials. Whether offering a formal lecture or a creative writing workshop in or out of the university, I strive to be fully present, to challenge myself and others toward moments of surprise, growth, and wonder.
As part of my usual university course repertoire, I teach classes in:
- Creative nonfiction and memoir
- Teaching College English
- Purposeful Reflection—creating meaning through words
I also teach and do consulting work in:
- All genres of creative writing
- Meditation and mindfulness
- Effective editing
- Running a small press
If you’re interested in having me present to your group, run a workshop, or teach in your
program, please contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org