School of Humanities
Associate Dean, School of Humanities; Associate Professor of English Writing and Rhetoric
- PhD in English at University of Texas, Austin, Texas, 2000
- MA in English Composition at California State University, San Bernardino, California, 1993
- BA in English at California State University, San Bernardino, California, 1991
Why I Teach
My approach to teaching is to create a class environment that focuses on the pleasures of learning. When students enter my writing classroom, they find a comfortable and lively atmosphere that invites them to exercise critical thinking skills and to make progress with their writing practices.
If I can challenge my students to enjoy intellectual inquiry and experiment with new writing approaches, then I will have accomplished my goal to make them intrigued with learning. I take immense satisfaction when I see them grow more confident as they practice new means of communicating more effectively.