Part Time Faculty
Phone: (206) 592-4161
I am originally from Philadelphia, PA but grew up also in New York and Connecticut. I am a northeasterner. In 2005 I moved to California. There, among other things, I earned an MFA in fiction from the University of California, Irvine and taught both fiction and composition classes. In 2010 I moved to Seattle and have been teaching at Highline College since that point.
My ENGL&101 class uses Samuel Cohen's anthology "50 Essays" as its central text. For my daily classes, there are no other texts to purchase. My online and hybrid classes also use John Trimble's book "Writing With Style." In all versions of the class, we read approximately 15 essays ranging in length from 3 pages to 12 pages. We write a lot.
My creative writing classes address three genres: short fiction, poetry, and stage drama. Primarily, we examine the elements of craft pertaining to each of these genres and uncover how to create effective, stylish stories, poems, and plays. We write a lot in this class as well!
I hope to see you on board in one or more of these classes!