Teaching

TEACHING INTERESTS

  • Poetry Writing (Including Poetic Forms and Prosody)
  • Introduction to Creative Writing (Multi-Genre Including Poetry, Fiction, Creative Non-Fiction, the Essay, and Drama)
  • Advanced Multi-Genre Creative Writing (Including Poetry, Creative Non-Fiction, and Fiction)
  • The History of Poetry and Poetics
  • English Renaissance Poetry
  • The Seventeenth-Century Devotional Lyric
  • The Elegy in English (From the Renaissance to the Contemporary Elegy Focusing on Race, Class, and Gender)
  • American Poetry (With an Emphasis on Modern, Postmodern, and Contemporary Poetry)
  • Multicultural Poetry (With an Emphasis on the Poetry of Remembrance and Witness)
  • World Literature (Great Works of World Literature with an Emphasis on Poetry)
  • Translation Studies (French and Yiddish Poetry)
  • Interdisciplinary Studies (The Melding of Poetry with Visual Art to Produce Socially and Historically Engaged Hybrid Work)
  • Holocaust Literature and Theory
  • Rhetoric and Composition

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TEACHING EXPERIENCE (SELECTED)

  • PART-TIME LECTURER, Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, New Brunswick Campus, Spring 2018.
  • DOCTORAL TEACHING FELLOW, University of Houston, 2012-2016.
  • PART-TIME LECTURER,Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, New Brunswick Campus, Spring 2008-Fall 2011.
  • ADJUNCT LECTURER, Baruch College – The City University of New York, Spring 2010, Fall 2010.
  • ADJUNCT LECTURER, Medgar Evers College – The City University of New York, Fall 2009.
  • POET-IN-RESIDENCE, Eugene Lang College of Liberal Arts at The New School, Spring 2008.
  • FULL-TIME LECTURER IN ENGLISH, The City College of New York – The City University of New York, September 2006-August 2007.
  • ADJUNCT ASSISTANT PROFESSOR OF HUMANITIES, New York University, Fall 2003-Spring 2006
  • VISITING ASSISTANT PROFESSOR, Pratt Institute, Fall 2003, Fall 2005.
  • ADJUNCT LECTURER, The City College of New York – The City University of New York, September 2002-August 2006

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COURSES TAUGHT (SELECTED)    

UNDERGRADUATE

  • Poetry Workshops: Advanced, Intermediate, and Introductory (University of Houston, The City College of New York, Rutgers University, Pratt Institute)
  • Introduction to Creative Writing Workshops: Multi-Genre Including Poetry, Fiction, Creative Non-Fiction, the Essay, and Drama (The City College of New York, Rutgers University, Pratt Institute)
  • Advanced Multi-Genre Creative Writing Workshop: Including Poetry, Fiction, and Creative Non-Fiction (Rutgers University)
  • Literature Course: Introduction to Poetry / A Survey of British and American Poetry from the Renaissance to the Twenty-First Century(University of Houston)
  • Literature Course: Introduction to Drama with Emphases on Renaissance and Twentieth-Century Plays(University of Houston)
  • Reading for Writers: An Advanced Multicultural Reading and Writing Intensive Class on the Poetry of Remembrance and Witness(Eugene Lang College of Liberal Arts at The New School)
  • The Writing of Remembrance and Witness: An Advanced Multicultural and Multi-Genre Creative Writing Workshop and Reading Intensive Class(New York University)
  • World Humanities: Great Works of World Literature(The City College of New York)
  • Expository Writing Classes(New York University)
  • Composition(University of Houston, Baruch College, Medgar Evers College, The City College of New York)
  • Online Facilitator for Composition Classes(University of Houston)

GRADUATE

  • Poetry Workshop, MFA Program(The City College of New York)
  • Critical Practice (Craft of Poetry): “The Modern Poetic Sequence,” MFA Program (The City College of New York)