As an instructor, I resist the notion that students cannot write. All too often, I hear peers and colleagues lament that their students’ writing falls below their expectations. I take issue with this assertion because I believe that students can write—I see them writing all the time. But all too often, in the first few weeks of class, students confide they aren’t good writers, that they can’t write. To be a successful instructor, though, I must show them that they are writers: I must be willing to use what students do write to teach them everything they can write.

For my full teaching philosophy, please see the Philosophy section.

For a list of courses I’ve taught, please see the Experience section.

For mean numbers of student evaluations, please see the Student Evaluations section.