Empire State College of State University of New York (Photojounalism)
University of a North Carolina at Charlotte (Master's)
East Carolina University (Graduate Coursework)
Having taught at various areas and schools in both North Carolina and New York, I believe that I am more than qualified to teach English composition and literature to many varied students!
Twelve years at The Art Institute of Charlotte as an Associate Professor of English along with teaching courses over the years in other disciplines such as Effective Speaking, Developmental English, History of photography, Photo Essay, and Creative Writing and 20th Century Poetry have prepared me to tutor students who require additional help with their studies and the acquisition of the necessary knowledge to understand more fully what is needed in their learning! Having also taught English for over two years on an online platform can help me to teach through a digital platform as well as on a face-to-face one!
I believe and have practiced over my years of instruction in the student learning centered model where the student actively participates in the entire process! I do not believe nor practice a lectured type approach, but actively involve the student in what is necessary I the learning process. The input from the student is vital to the success of the student! Much is learned for both student and teacher in this way!
I love helping to open the mind of the student to the possibilities of learning regardless of what subject/courses is being taught! Having taught at various areas and schools in both North Carolina and New York, I believe that I am more than qualified to teach English composition and literature to many varied students!
Twelve years at The Art Institute of Charlotte as an Associate Professor of English along with teaching courses over the years in other disciplines
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I created a course at The Art Institute of Charlotte entitled Literature in Film that was built on how various forms of literature were adapted to film. Students learned from the many excerpts required to be read and the viewing of the films translated from said literature. For this particular course, I developed an Internet blog where I taught students how to review films that had been adapted and what to look for in the literature and the film. I still review these films on my blog and have developed quite a following. Many previous students still use my reviews as a means to either read the literature and/or see the films.
I have and continue to work as a professional photographer for various newspapers and organizations in North Carolina, Washington DC, and New York. I have my own photographic website and have taught photography history and techniques to local children through association with The Light Factory and various local colleges in the Charlotte NC area. I have also assisted a number of well-known photographers in the Charlotte area as well.
I have taught for a number of years an Effective Speaking course at The Art Institute of Charlotte where I reconstructed and revised the curriculum and syllabus making it one of the most popular General Education courses offered to students. It was a required class for them to take and the revisions helped in the learning process.