Currently I am an instructor with the English department at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, where I regularly teach courses in first-year composition, Renaissance theatre and early modern literature, introductory genres and film. Here you can find descriptions and sample syllabi, my statement on teaching and an addendum on technology in the classroom, along with a narrative of the teaching effectiveness of these courses.
- An Introduction to Fiction |
An advanced composition course for non-English majors, focusing on Magical Realism as a genre that interrogates the division between fiction and non-fiction and a locus for developing analytical writing skills.
A humanities core course for non-English majors, surveying the technical, historical, and analytic fundamentals of film.
A humanities introductory course for English majors, surveying the entirety of British literary history, from the medieval period through the long eighteenth century.
An introductory composition course for non-English majors, focusing on fundamentals of college-level composition and research practices.
Courses Prepared to Teach
- Renaissance Literature and Culture |
A humanities course surveying the literary and historical milieu of social, religious, and political upheavals of the English Renaissance, and which fulfills the Literature and the Arts and Western Comparative Culture requirements.
A humanities course surveying the history of dramatic form, its major genres and traditions, from ancient Greek to the contemporary theatre. This course includes an especial emphasis on performance studies methodology in its written components.
The initial course in the English-major sequence, focusing on the practice of constructing analytic and critical literary arguments across genres and historical periods.