Welcome, students! I retired from full-time teaching at Modesto Junior College in December, 2015, but I will return as an adjunct in the summer of 2016. I will be teaching two online English 103 courses at MJC (Sections 2204 and 2775 from June 13 - July 14) and an online English 151 course at Columbia College (Section 2008 from June 14 - August 12.) I am looking forward to interacting with students once again.
In addition to the courses listed above, I will be teaching English 103, Section 2866 online. The dates for this course are July 18 - August 18. The syllabus and schedule of assignments are both on this webpage, and I will open the course the Wednesday before it begins, July 13, so that you can get to work if you'd like to do so.
Prior to retirement, I taught for 35.5 years in four states: Hawaii, Oregon, Washington, and California (chronological order.) When I am not teaching, I may be working on my book of short stories about women in West Africa (where I used to live), skiing, or catching up on all of the reading I had to put aside in favor of evaluating essays and responding to student emails! If you see me skiing at Bear Valley, and you recognize me from my picture on the webpage, please introduce yourself.
I hope that you will enjoy the class that you choose, and I will strive to help you succeed in any way that I can. You may email me with questions during the semester, and I can return phone calls from my home. I am online every day of every semester (including holidays and my birthday), and you should not have to wait too long for a response.
M.A. English, University of Hawaii
B.S., Broad Fields English and Secondary Education, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee
72 units beyond the M.A., as I strove to take my own advice to be a lifelong learner!