Teaching

Before coming to the University of Oregon, I was a Professor at the University of Texas at Arlington, where I was honored to win some teaching Awards:

  • Excellence in Doctoral Student Mentoring Award, 2016

  • The Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi, Spring 2013

  • UTA’s candidate for the statewide Piper Award, 2012

  • The University of Texas System Board of Regents’ Outstanding Teaching Award, 2011

  • Distinguished Teaching Professor, Academy of Distinguished Teachers, 2010

  • Alicia Wilkerman Smotherman Faculty Award, 2009

  • Freshman Leaders on Campus Faculty Appreciation Recognition, 2009

  • “Recognized Professor,” The Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi, 2009

  • Inaugural Recipient of the Chancellor’s Council Award for Excellence in Graduate Teaching, 2008

I've also published some essays on pedagogy:

 

  • "The Trouble with Texts, or Teaching Green Cultural Studies in Texas,"  in the MLA collection, Teaching North American Environmental Literature 

  • "When the Newt Turned Off the Lights," in Teaching Climate Change in Literary and Cultural Studies

 

 I taught a graduate proseminar on the Literary Pedagogy for several years. 

I also created the cross-disciplinary minor in Environmental and Sustainability Studies, with two other UTA faculty members, and served as the Coordinator and the Director of the Minor for several years.

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Office Hours will resume Week 1, during Fall, 2021

Fall 2021

English 230: Intro to Environmental Literature

Winter 2022

English 419/519: Contemporary Literary Theory: Animal Studies/Plant Studies

Spring 2022

English 607: Graduate Seminar: Anthropocene Animals, in Theory, Literature and Art

ENVS 411: Ocean Conservation in the Arts and Sciences

PAST TEACHING

Spring 2021:

ENG 392: American Novel

T/R 2:15-3:45

ENVS 633: Environmental Studies Thesis Development. Mondays 2:15-3:45

"Interdisciplinary readings in environmental studies focused on topics chosen by each student in consultation with instructor. Preparation for presentations at the Joint Campus Conference."

 

Fall 2020                      

ENG 469/569:    Literature and the Environment: Ocean Life in Literature, Film, and Theory

TR 10:15-11:45 

 

Spring 2020

Courses:

ENG 615:  Advanced Study in Lit Theory: Environmental Theory

ENGL 407: Seminar: Environmental Theories

 

Winter 2020

English 230: Intro to Environmental Literature

Peggy Kulesz, Laura Kopchick, Ken Roemer, and Stacy Alaimo, with the 2011 Regents Awards