After 18 years focused on teaching Education courses for English Secondary majors, I am now teaching courses that focus on the Bible as literature.
I teach ENG 260 Bible as Literature. This course helps students become familiar with stories and characters often alluded to in other works of literature. Students study the stories in both the Hebrew Bible and the New Testament.
Beginning in spring 2011, I will teach a 300-level course in the Bible, ENG 360 Poets, Prophets, and Preachers. This course will focus on the psalms, the major prophets, Jesus' parables, and Paul's letters.
I also teach another course in ancient texts, Classical Rhetorical Theory. My focus for this course is on Plato, Aristotle, Cicero, Quintilian, and Paul. This course provides an excellent foundation for graduate study in rhetoric, composition, and the law; it is also relevant for future teachers since many of the principles of modern education began in Greece 2,000 years ago.
I am still Coordinator of the English Secondary Education Program, and serve as advisor to all students in this program. For the Education Department, I teach EDUC 432 Educational Theories and Trends. Students read works by major educational theorists from the ancient Roman, Quintilian, to contemporary theorist, Parker Palmer.
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