Back to Home Page /
My Teaching Philosophy /
Bellevue Community College
Sample Syllabus /
Personal Stuff /
- Harvard University
- Master of Liberal Arts, 1987. Studies in English and American Literature from 1983 to 1986.
- Thesis Subject:"Keats' Negative Capability Revisited," directed by Joel Porte, English Dept., Chairman.
- Graduate Course Concentration:Shakespeare, seminars on the tragedies and romances; Mann and Kafka,
seminars conducted by Henry Hatfield; American Poetry, taught by Joel Porte; Modern British Fiction;
Modern American Fiction: Readings in Contemporary Poetry; Acting Workshop; plays by Chekov.
- Volunteer Work:Organization of new student government. Auditorium management for Lowell Lecture series.
- Michigan State University
- Bachelor of Science with Honor, 1975.
- Currently English Instructor at Bellevue Community College
- World Beat: Re-Imagining The New World Order. An interdisciplinary studies course
that combines Economics, Literature, and Composition.
- Pink Cadillac: The Myths of Our Lives. Students and instructors learn as a community in this interdisciplinary
studies course that combines the disciplines of Anthropology, Drama, English, and Multicultural Studies.
Instructors employ collaborative learning techniques, act as master learners in seminars of 20 students,
and help students prepare portfolios.
- Introduction to European Literature. Intensive examination of the fiction, drama and poetry from European cultures.
- The Film as Literature.
- Expository Writing.
- Written Expression. An exploration of language; students learn to respond with objectivity to sophisticated, complex material.
- English Instructor at University of Maryland European Division, 1990-1991.
- Library Skills Seminar at Bonn University: Students learn to research and prepare MLA-style papers.
- English Instructor at Helliwell Institute, 1990-1991.
- Intensive English language instruction.
- English Instructor at Northeastern University, 1987-1989.
- Great Themes in Literature. Students consider the idea of intuitive reasoning in the works of Shakespeare
and in modern and post-modern literature.
- Freshman Composition. Development of basic writing skills through expository writing.
- Fundamentals of English. Developmental English.
- Freshman English Instructor at Brandeis University, 1988-1989.
- Adult Education--Boston Center for Adult Education, 1987-1989.
- Course titles: Poetry In and Around Boston and Exploring Transylvania.
Related Professional Experience
- Assistant to Poetry Editor.
- "Ploughshares," a literary review. Boston, 1983-1985.
- Radio Producer.
- Produced poetry readings and reviewed films for WCUW-FM, Worchester, MA, 1981-1982.
- Trip Leader.
- Successfully ran first organized trek to the Carpathian Mts., Romania.
"Above the Clouds Trekking," 1986.
- Forestry Technician Supervisor.
- Trained and supervised a four-man crew conducting stocking surveys
and forest inventories. Member of Initial Attack Fire Fighting Crew, U.S. Forest Service, Bonners Ferry, Idaho;
and Bureau of Land Management, Lewistown, Montana.
Honors and Memberships
- Massachusetts Graduate Grant, 1985.
- Graduate with Honor, Michigan State University, 1975.
- Harvard Alumni Association.