Courses Taught

 
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Assistant Professor of English

CUNY Medgar Evers College (2018-Present)

1. College Composition 1 

This composition course emphasizes the critical and expository writing students will need throughout their college career. Students learn rhetorical skills, become fluent in academic discourse, and develop proficiency in the conventions of language through a series of writing assignments emphasizing the process of drafting and revision. They also learn how to synthesize primary and secondary sources and give proper attribution. Students' engagement with a wide variety of texts broadens their global and cultural awareness and allows them to gain insight into themselves and their society.

2. College Composition II

This composition course continues the various types of critical and expository writing students will need throughout their college career. It emphasizes the process of conducting research, culminating in an MLA-formatted research essay. Using primary and secondary sources, students analyze and gain understanding of multimodal texts in a range of disciplines. This course also introduces students to the interpretation and comparative analysis of literature of various genres and from diverse periods and cultures.

Writing Studies and Composition Adjunct Instructor

Hofstra University (2011-2018)

1. Writing Studies and Composition 1

This course is an introduction to expository writing at the college level, with an emphasis on analysis and argument. Assignments in reading and writing are coordinated. Students participate in writing workshops and design oral presentations.

2. First Year Connections: Law and Economics

In this class, students write to explore themes of the cluster, such as the sources of American law, and the ways in which our legal system affects our business and personal lives, definitions of capitalism, and the relations of legal and political institutions to the operation of a capitalist economy.

 

3. Professional Business Writing

In this course students learn the forms and functions of specific business writing genres and receive an overview of the basic ethics of professional communication with particular attention to collaborative and hierarchical contexts. Writing assignments includes internal and external correspondence, newsletters, press releases, literature reviews, and reports. Research and digital literacy is integrated into assignments and group projects.

4. Writing Studies and Composition 2

This course offers continued instruction in expository writing, and an introduction to writing in the disciplines of the humanities, social sciences, and natural sciences. Reading and writing assignments are organized around a central theme.

5. First Year Connections: Elements of Music

In this class students write on themes and topics developed in two music classes, focused on a survey of the elements of music, the main formal structures and the principal musical genres found in the various style periods of Western music. 

English Department Adjunct Instructor

SUNY Nassau Community College (2008-2018)

1. Composition I 

This course prepares students to produce clear, well-developed, well-organized, grammatically correct writing. The curriculum is designed to give students guided practice in drafting, revising, and editing essays. The course is also designed to develop the skills that enable students to interpret and analyze published texts. In addition to readings assigned in class, students respond to texts they locate themselves through research and write at least one documented or research essay. 

2. Composition II

This course is an introduction to writing about literature. The course is designed for students to practice close reading and organizing evidence to support their written interpretation and analysis of literary texts. Students continue practice in drafting, revising, and editing essays. A primary goal for students is to produce clear, well-developed, well-organized writing. Students use research materials in their writing. 

 

3. College Preparatory English

In this course, students learn writing as a process through pre-writing exercises, drafting, revising, and editing, but it is also provides review and instruction in basic grammar, punctuation, sentence boundaries, and structural and developmental issues related to basic composition.

English Department Adjunct Instructor

St. John's University (2014-2017)

1. English Composition 

This is an intensive writing course emphasizing critical thinking, reading, and writing practices. The course focuses on writing as a mode of communication and a social activity, as well as a matter of negotiating the expectations of different audiences and rhetorical conventions of multiple genres. Students curate and submit work through E-portfolio. 

2. Literature in a Global Context

This writing-intensive course examines literature from a global perspective. While familiarizing students with literary genres and texts, the course introduces students to writing and critical thinking about culture, cultural difference, and social values.

 

3. Writing for Business

Students investigate common business-related writing problems, as well as critical responses to business-oriented readings.

English Department Adjunct Instructor

SUNY College at Old Westbury (2010-2011)

1. English Composition I: Exposition

This course focuses on developing students’ ability to read, write, and think critically. Selected essays will be read and studied as models of rhetorical style, enabling students to detect for themselves the effective use of language and to develop an appreciation for masterpieces of non ction prose. Students learn to develop the extended essay with particular attention to discovery and organization. Oral communication skills are sharpened by directed discussion and by presentation and peer review of class papers. 

 2. Adolescent Literature

This course traces the patterns and problems of growing up in America and forming an identity in the context of family influences and social pressures. Authors include Anzaldúa, Diaz, Tan, and Soto. Interpretive essays and a research paper are required. The course stresses training in quotation, citation, and research methods.