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Bedford, OH

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The Ohio State University, Columbus, OH
English Education
The Ohio State University, Columbus, OH
Master's

Education

The Ohio State University, Columbus, OH (English Education)

The Ohio State University, Columbus, OH (Master's)

About Ben

Currently, I serve as an Assistant Professor of English at Cuyahoga Community College teaching College Composition/Honors College Composition courses as well as literature courses. I am also a graduate of the Ohio State University with a Baccalaureate of Science in Comprehensive English Education (with certification for grades 6-12) in 1986 and a Master of Arts in English in 1992 covering areas of early eighteenth American/African American, nineteenth and twentieth century American, African American, British and World literature focusing on a variety of genres including film, science fiction, fantasy fiction, mystery and suspense fiction, and adolescent fiction, creative writing, poetry, and drama.

My background also includes coverage of mid-to-late-nineteenth century living history particularly on the Civil War and the Black man in battle. In conjunction, I am also a Civil War re-enactor and was a participant in Tri-Star Studio’s Academy-Award winning film Glory (1989), starring Denzel Washington, Matthew Broderick, and Morgan Freeman; I am a member of the Franklin County Fifth Ohio U.S.C.T—United States Color Troop—a living history non-profit organization, re-established circa 1990, in Columbus, Ohio.

I have written two articles for CCC’s Faculty Symposiums: “Epic Travel and the African American Character in Science Fiction Literature, Film, and Television,” (February 2000) and “From Slavery to Suburbia: The Literary Artistry of Sharon Draper” (March 2002). Also, I wrote a third article, “The African American Character in Science Fiction Literature, Television, and Film,” published online (8 April 2004). From 2008 - 2010, I developed two college courses in literature: Introduction to Science Fiction and Introduction to Horror Fiction and Dark Fantasy for next year; the science fiction course was inaugurated fall 2014. In June of 2009, I was one of four CCC faculty who taught a workshop on the approaches to teaching African American literature focusing on several novels of Nobel Prize-winning author Toni Morrison. In June 2010 the following summer, I facilitated a workshop on how to teach science fiction and horror literature for local high school teachers. During my sabbatical in 2012, I developed a third course in urban literature and film that will explore the concept of “Blaxploitation” in fiction, poetry, drama per circa the 1970s. Currently, I am pursuing a doctoral program in literature.


I am a proven facilitator of learning and knowledge with twenty-eight years teaching in English at both the secondary and collegiate education levels, a strong background in curriculum development, creative writing, scholarly research and research writing, technical writing and editing, business communication and career planning.

For two years with Wilberforce University's CLIMB Program, I facilitated workshops on career planning, development and resume writing.

At your earliest convenience, please contact me if you require assistance per tutoring with your English skills.
Currently, I serve as an Assistant Professor of English at Cuyahoga Community College teaching College Composition/Honors College Composition courses as well as literature courses. I am also a graduate of the Ohio State University with a Baccalaureate of Science in Comprehensive English Education (with certification for grades 6-12) in 1986 and a Read more

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Travels within 20 miles of Bedford, OH 44146
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English:
English, Literature, Writing
Test Preparation:
Career Development
Business:
Career Development

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Career Development

I taught career planning and development for two years (1995-1997) as a professor for the Wilberforce University CLIMB Program for students studying business management.

The Ohio State University, Columbus, OH
English Education
The Ohio State University, Columbus, OH
Master's

Education

The Ohio State University, Columbus, OH (English Education)

The Ohio State University, Columbus, OH (Master's)

Hourly rate

Standard Hourly Rate: $50.00

Travel policy

Ben will travel within 20 miles of Bedford, OH 44146.