Teaching

TEACHING INTERESTS

Nineteenth-Century American Literature and Culture, Technical Writing, Science and Technology in Literature, Dime Novels and Serialized Texts, Mark Twain, Popular Music in Literature, Genre and Composition

COURSES TAUGHT

University of California, Davis

  • Oxford: Portal to Fantasy (Study Abroad)
  • Study of an Individual Author: Mark Twain
  • Science Fiction
  • Technical Writing
  • Business Writing
  • Journalism
  • Early American Literature
  • Love and Desire in Contemporary American Poetry
  • Topics in the Novel: Nostalgia, Desiderium, and Retro-futurism
  • Style in the Essay
  • Introduction to Literature
  • Expository Writing

University of Kansas

  • Intensive Institute on Science Fiction Literature (graduate-level course, co-taught with Ben Cartwright)
  • Major Authors (Poe and Melville)
  • American Literature II (1865-present)
  • American Literature I (pre-Columbian-1865)
  • Foundations of Technical Writing
  • Introduction to Fiction
  • Introduction to Poetry
  • Science Fiction from the Nineteenth Century
  • Reading, Writing, and Critical Thinking
  • Composition

Kansas City Kansas Community College

  • Introduction to Fiction
  • Composition II
  • Composition I (Computer-Assisted Classroom)

Missouri Valley College

  • Comic Book Movies: From Page to Screen
  • Rock and Roll: History, Culture, and Criticism
  • Survey of American Literature I (to 1865)
  • Literature and Composition
  • Rhetoric and Composition

Truman State University

  • Composition II
  • Composition I

NATIONAL TEACHING WORKSHOPS (Designed, Organized, and Presented)

  • “Teaching Science Fiction: A Portable Workshop,” Denvention 3: The World Science Fiction Convention, Denver CO, Aug. 7, 2008.
  • “Teaching Science Fiction: A Portable Workshop,” Joint SFRA and Campbell Conference, Lawrence, KS: July 12, 2008.

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