Welcome, students! I retired from full-time teaching at Modesto Junior College in December, 2015, but I returned as an adjunct in the summer of 2016. This fall, I am teaching one English 103 courses at Modesto Junior College (Section 3234) and an online English 151 course at Columbia College (Section 1040.) In the spring, I will teach English 101, Section 6002 and English 103, Section 5133 online. I am enjoying interaction with students once again.
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 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!