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English Department

Faculty

DEPARTMENT CHAIRS

Becky Roberts
Office: F11 Building
Email: robertsbecky@fhda.edu
Phone: 408.864.5764 Faculty Web Site

Lydia Hearn
Office: FOR2G
E-mail: hearnlydia@fhda.edu
Phone: 408.864.5785 Faculty Web Site

English Faculty

A-E F-J K-O P-T U-Z (alphabetized by last name) STAFF (see list)

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No Photo PlaceholderKristin Agius

Office: Baldwin Winery
Hours: By appointment
E-mail: agiuskristin@deanza.edu
Phone: 408.864.8999 ext. 3018

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No Photo PlaceholderRene Anderson-Watkins

Office: FO1
Hours: By appointment
E-mail: anderson-watkinsrene@fhda.edu
Phone: 408.864.8999 ext. 3018


 

Joined the English Department as an Adjunct in Spring 2012
Masters in English San Jose State University
Masters in Education Virginia Commonwealth University

I serve as the Part Time Faculty Representative on Academic Senate.
I teach the following courses:

(LinC) LART 211: Preparatory Reading & Writing
Sankofa LART 211: Preparatory Reading & Writing (Fall 2014)
EWRT 211: Prepartory Reading & Writing
EWRT 1A: Composition & Reading
EWRT 1B: Reading, Writing, & Research
EWRT 211: Critical Reading, Writing, & Thinking
ELIT 46A: British Literature: Beowulf to Milton
ELIT 40: African American Literature (Winter 2015)

 

No Photo PlaceholderAzin Arefi:        

Office: Baldwin Winery
Hours:
By appointment

E-mail: aaa7068@fhda.edu

Phone: 408.864.8999 ext. 3018
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No Photo PlaceholderVivan Bejarin

Office: F-11-J
Hours: By appointment
E-mail:
Phone: 408.864.8999 ext. 3018

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Rebecca

Rebecca Board Liljenstolpe

Faculty Web Site
B.A., M.A. English
Cal Poly San Luis Obispo

 

 

 

 

 

 

Rebecca has been teaching web-enhanced courses since 1995, and from getting students their first email accounts to facilitating collaborative writing projects in her online classes to publishing her literature students’ interactive hypertext essays on the web, technology makes its way into all of her classes. She teaches Writing, Introduction to Poetry and Introduction to Drama and is listed in Who’s Who Among America’s Teachers. 

No Photo PlaceholderMaryalice Bonilla 

Office:
Hours: By appointment
E-mail:
Phone: 408.864.8999 ext. 3018

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No Photo PlaceholderRay Brennan
AA Vincennes University -- Philosophy
BA Indiana University -- English / Philosophy
MA Indiana University -- Literature
PhD Washington State University -- American Studies.
 
 
 
 
 
Dissertation:
Post-traumatic Stress in Vietnam Veterans: Cultural Representations and Therapeutic Modalities.
 
Academic Interests: Representations of masculinity in American Culture. Violence in American Culture -- as history and metaphor.
 Here is a link to my teaching website: www.brennanteacher.com

FrancescaFrancesca Caparas 
Human Rights Education Fellow, Stanford
M.A. in Literature, UC-Santa Cruz
B.A. in Modern Literature, UC-Santa Cruz
 
 
 
 
 
I teach primarily in the LART program at the 211 level. I love teaching pre-transfer-level writing because I get to help students build their foundation for writing. My classes often focus on themes of social justice, with a special interest of mine being human rights violations in the tech industry.
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Karen Chow,
FT Instructor :: English, Woman's Studies, Asian-American StudiesKaren
Office: F11-K Hours: By appointment
chowkaren@deanza.edu
408.864.5763 Faculty Web Site

Ph.D., English, U.C. Santa Barbara
M.A., English, U.C. Santa Barbara
B.S. with minor in English, University of Southern California

 

I am proud to be part of a De Anza tradition of empowering students to make their education a dynamic experience of thinking, discussing, and writing about ideas and world issues, in addition to actively participating in their classes, clubs, and communities. I teach composition and literature classes, and am involved with a number of committees and activities that aim to promote multicultural understanding and appreciation on campus. I refuel myself by going mentally or physically into nature and other off-campus worlds and find inspiration in others' creativity and joyful company.

 

Marc

Marc Coronado

Office MCC14F

408-864-8409

 

 

 

 

Ph.D., English and American Literature and Cultural Studies, U.C. Santa Barbara
M.A., English and American Literature, U.C . Santa Barbara
B.A. English major, Women's Studies minor, University of Texas El Paso
Coordinator of the LEAD program -- Latina/o Empowerment at De Anza.

 

 I teach Composition and Literature in the English Department, as well as Chicana/o Studies and Women's Studies in the Intercultural Studies Department.  All of my classes include community service learning projects designed to help students ground their academic work in the realities of their own communities. I am also involved with a number of committees and activities on campus that aim to promote multicultural understanding and appreciation. In my spare time, I paint, sew, and garden. One of my favorite projects is creating bags and aprons that we sell to support the LEAD Mentors.

No Photo PlaceholderKristin Conard

Office: Baldwin Winery
Hours: By appointment
E-mail:
Phone: 408.864.8999 ext. 3018

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No Photo PlaceholderElliott Cragen

Office: Baldwin Winery
Hours: By appointment
E-mail:
Phone: 408.864.8999 ext. 3018

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No Photo Placeholder Michael Cross

Office: Baldwin Winery
Hours: By appointment
E-mail:
Phone: 408.864.8999 ext. 3018

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No Photo PlaceholderMary Cudahy

Office: Baldwin Winery
Hours: By appointment
E-mail:
Phone: 408.864.8999 ext. 3018

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No Photo PlaceholderGerri Dayharsh: English Writing and Literature
BA Literature (English and Spanish) UC Santa Cruz
MA English, CSU San Jose

 

 

 

 

 

 

Formerly a technical writer for the likes of Apple and Cisco; reincarnated as a graduate student at SJSU and now an English instructor at De Anza, Mission, and Cabrillo. Loves hiking, especially in the redwoods and in the Sierra.

No Photo PlaceholderCecelia Deck: Journalism
B.A. English, 1981, University of Windsor (Ontario, Canada)
M.A. (English), 1982, Mcmaster University, Ontario Canada
M.A. (Journalism), 1986, Western Ontario University

 

 

 

 

 

Ms. Deck worked as a journalist at daily newspapers for 10 years, reporting on business, labor, politics and police and courts. She balances her part-time teaching at De Anza with freelance writing for magazines, public relations firms and nonprofit grant seekers. She specializes in teaching writing and research, and considers herself a writer who teaches more than a theorist or academic.

Anthony Delaney, FT Instructor :: English Writing and LiteratureAnthony

Office: F61-G Hours: By appointment
delaneyanthony@fhda.edu

408.864.8965 Faculty Web Site

 

 

 

 

 

 

B.A. English, University of Oregon
M.A.T ., University of San Francisco

I teach both writing and literature class and tend to focus on race, class and gender.  I split my time between teaching and playing the bass.

 

No Photo PlaceholderDave Denny, :: English Writing
Office: TBA Hours: By appointment
dennydave@deanza.edu
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B.A., California State University, Long Beach
M.F.A., University of Oregon
M.A.T., Fuller Theological Seminary

 

Areas of specialization: Shakespeare in performance, biblical studies, creative writing, American film and television history.

 No Photo PlaceholderRobert Dickerson, :: English Writing and Literature

Office: TBA Hours: By appointment
dickersonbob@fhda.edu
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B.A., University of Texas
M.A., Memphis State University

 

Voted "Man of the Millennium" by readers of Redbook magazine. Hopes one day to be "Touched by an Angel." NBA ethics counselor.

 


Ryan Dickson

Office:Baldwin Winery

Hours: By appointment
E-mail:
Phone: 408.864.8999 ext. 3018

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M.A., University of Utah
I hope to teach students to discover their own ideas and develop new areas of interest through thought-provoking discussions and engaging reading assignments.

No Photo PlaceholderMary Diehl

Office: Baldwin Winery
Hours: By appointment
E-mail:
Phone: 408.864.8999 ext. 3018

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B.A., Saint Bonaventure University, Olean, NY
M.A., San Jose State University

 

After graduating in 1977 with a degree in Journalism, Ms. Diehl moved to Laguna Beach California where she worked for a year as an account executive/writer for Orange County Life Magazine. After receiving her teaching credential, she worked at Lake Elsinore High School as an English teacher and advisor for the school newspaper. Ms. Diehl has taught at De Anza for 15 years.

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No Photo PlaceholderCarolyn Fasano

M.A. San Francisco State University

No Photo PlaceholderRichard Ferrie

Office: Baldwin Winery
Hours: By appointment
E-mail:
Phone: 408.864.8999 ext. 3018

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Diana
 
Fleming, FT Instructor :: English Writing and Literature                  Diana F
Office: 
F-1, 11a  
flemingdiana@fhda.edu

408.864.8604 

Faculty Web Site

 

M.A. in English/Creative Writing, San Francisco State University, 1999

B.A. in English, Mills College, 1993
A.A. in Liberal Arts, American River College, 1991

Interests:
*Literature from diverse ethnic, cultural, and socioeconomic backgrounds
*Gender politics and Feminist Perspectives
*Developmental and Pre-Transfer learning

No Photo PlaceholderJon Ford

Office: Baldwin Winery
Hours: By appointment
E-mail:
Phone: 408.864.8999 ext. 3018

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No Photo PlaceholderMarjorie Ford

Office: Baldwin Winery
Hours: By appointment
E-mail:
Phone: 408.864.8999 ext. 3018

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No Photo PlaceholderDiane Furlan

Office: Baldwin Winery
Hours: By appointment
E-mail:
Phone: 408.864.8999 ext. 3018

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No Photo PlaceholderDeborah Garfinkle

Office: Baldwin Winery
Hours: By appointment
E-mail:
Phone: 408.864.8999 ext. 3018

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No Photo PlaceholderGary Garvin

Office: Baldwin Winery
Hours: By appointment
E-mail:
Phone: 408.864.8999 ext. 3018

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B.A., Davidson College
M.A., U.C. Berkeley
M.F.A, Vermont College

 

Writing is a matter of making decisions and following up on them. Being "right" is not enough; we also need to know how to persuade our readers to accept what we say. I encourage students not only to understand texts and their underlying concepts, but to respond to them in directed and meaningful ways as well.

No Photo PlaceholderJessica Gatewood

Office: Baldwin Winery
Hours: By appointment
E-mail:
Phone: 408.864.8999 ext. 3018

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Alex GiardinoAlex Giardino

B.A., Journalism, University of Oregon
M.A., English Literature, Mills College
M.F.A., Stonecoast, University of Southern Maine

Feel free to check out my website: alexgiardino.com
for information about my writing and translating projects.

I love teaching writing at De Anza and hope to see you in my classes!

 No Photo PlaceholderJohn Gravener

Office: Baldwin Winery
Hours: By appointment
E-mail:
Phone: 408.864.8999 ext. 3018

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 No Photo PlaceholderCharles Gray

Office: Baldwin Winery
Hours: By appointment
E-mail:
Phone: 408.864.8999 ext. 3018

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No Photo PlaceholderLiz Green 

Office: Baldwin Winery
Hours: By appointment
E-mail:
Phone: 408.864.8999 ext. 3018

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 No Photo PlaceholderTodd Gutmann 

Office: Baldwin Winery
Hours: By appointment
E-mail:
Phone: 408.864.8999 ext. 3018

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No Photo PlaceholderMargaret Hanzimanolis

Office: Baldwin Winery
Hours: By appointment
E-mail:
Phone: 408.864.8999 ext. 3018

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BA, Liberal Studies, 1985, Vermont College of Norwich University
MFA, Poetry, 1990 University of Alabama
Ph.D.  English, 2005, University of Cape Town (South Africa)

 

Margaret has taught writing and literature—in South Africa, Argentina, Alabama, and Vermont.  She has also taught in a teenparent program, built houses, and replaced a blown head gasket and a motor mount.  She also taught herself to play the piano.  She has been active in the Radical Caucus of the MLA and the MLA committee on Community Colleges (2009-2012). She has led a seminar on sixteenth century Portuguese shipwrecks at Oxford University and hoed pumpkins with Jamaican laborers.  Her poems and translations have been widely published. Essays on contact-era southern Africa literature have been presented in South Africa, Brazil, Portugal, the U.K. and the U.S.

 

At De Anza, she teaches writing, research methods, critical thinking, and mythology and folklore.  She has built courses around the “no paper” model, using collaborative writing tools and online resources, student blogs and other formats.  She is genuinely interested in what students are thinking about, what their lives are like, and how they are trying to make sense of the world, so she tries to design writing projects that dovetail with the enthusiasms she discovers in students whenever possible.

LydiaLydia Hearn (Madden)

408.864.5785

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B.A.  in English UCSB
M.A. in English UCSB

 

Lydia began teaching English at De Anza College in September 2000. She received her B.A. and M.A. in English Literature from UCSB, specializing in Victorian Literature. When she's not teaching, she's enjoying every minute she gets to spend with her lovely daughter (or wishing she were playing volleyball and basketball or singing in a rock/blues band).

No Photo PlaceholderSuzanne Helfman

English Writing and Literature, Language Arts

Office: F31G

Office Hours: By Appointment
helfmansuzanne@fhda.edu
408.654.8201 Faculty Web Site

No Photo PlaceholderAngela Hilton

Office: Baldwin Winery
Hours: By appointment
E-mail:
Phone: 408.864.8999 ext. 3018

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No Photo PlaceholderSteve Howland, :: English Writing and Literature
Office: ATC 309 Hours: T 3-4
Office:
PE 669 Hours: M, W, Th, 10:30-11:30
408.864.5669 Faculty Web Site

 

 

 

 

 

B.A., UC Berkeley

M.A., San Francisco State
Certificate in Teaching Composition, S.F. State

 

Steve’s classes are idea-based, and since ideas have real-world consequences in both thoughts and actions, their expression in writing is terribly important. There is a lot at stake!

Jonah

Jonah Hoyle

 Office: Baldwin Winery
Hours: By appointment
E-mail:
Phone: 408.864.8999 ext. 3018

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B.A. Vassar College
M.F.A University of Alaska.
Jonah teaches Composition, Beginning Writing, and Creative Writing. He is a lifelong Giants fan.

No Photo PlaceholderJudith Hubbard :: English Writing and Literature, Language Arts
Office: TBA Hours: M-Th, 4-5pm
hubbardjudy@fhda.edu
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Ph.D., Grand Valley State College
M.A., San Francisco State

 No Photo PlaceholderHusne Jahan

Office: Baldwin Winery
Hours: By appointment
E-mail: jahanhusne@fhda.edu
Phone: 408.864.8999 ext. 3018

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BA and MA in English Literature from University of Dhaka, Bangladesh
MA in English Composition with a Certificate in Teaching Reading, San Francisco State UniversityPh.D. in English Literature with an Emphasis on 19th and 20th Century British and European Drama, University of Wales

 

I have been teaching at De Anza College  since 2005. My prior teaching experiences were at Santa Clara University, Rutgers University, and Rider University.  What I enjoy most at De Anza is the intellectual interaction I have with my students and seeing  their ideas take shape and find expression.

 

My interests are in composition, reading, British and South Asian novel, and dramatic literature from any part of the world.  I have published articles on South Asian literature and presented papers on drama at  conferences. I have also been a playwright for some time when two of my plays were shown on television in Bangladesh.

 

I travel to Bangladesh and other parts of the world as often as I can. My experiences everywhere have influenced me greatly and continue to do so.  Now De Anza and its students and staff are a big part of my everyday  experience.

No Photo PlaceholderKevin Jonker

Office: Baldwin Winery
Hours: By appointment
E-mail:
Phone: 408.864.8999 ext. 3018

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 No Photo PlaceholderKhalida Kareemi

Office: Baldwin Winery
Hours: By appointment
E-mail:
Phone: 408.864.8999 ext. 3018

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No Photo PlaceholderCarolyn Keen :: English Writing and Literature
Office: L11 Hours: MW, 10:15-11:15 am

keencarolyn@fhda.edu
408.864.8243 Faculty Web Site

No Photo PlaceholderLita A. Kurth

Office: Baldwin Winery
Hours: By appointment
E-mail:
Phone: 408.864.8999 ext. 3018

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BA. French and History, University of Wisconsin, Madison
All coursework for Ph.D. in History, UC Berkeley
M.A. English Composition, San Francisco State University
MFA Creative Writing Pacific Lutheran University, Rainier Writers Workshop

 

Lita A. Kurth is privileged, happy, and honored to teach writing at De Anza College. She began her academic career as an historian at the University of Wisconsin, followed by UC Berkeley, but after a stint as a grant proposal writer, switched to English Composition and received degrees from San Francisco State (Composition) and Pacific Lutheran University’s Rainier Writers Workshop (Creative Writing). She has taught at Santa Clara University, San Francisco State, and many community colleges. A member of the Working Class Studies Association, she regularly contributes articles to Tikkundaily.org and reviews literary magazines for TheReviewReview.com. She considers herself somewhat of a Jungian Anarcho-Syndicalist and has published nonfiction, poems, flash fiction, and short stories while endlessly working on a novel. Two of her favorite books are War and Peace and At Swim, Two Boys.

Amy LeonardAmy Leonard

Office: F-61-E
Hours:
E-mail:
Phone: 408.864.8600

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A.A. in English and Liberal Arts, West Valley College

Cert. in Communication Studies West Valley College
B.A. in English, San Jose State
M.A. in English Literature, San Francisco State

 

Amy has been teaching at De Anza College since 2006. Her focus at De Anza is predominantly in the developmental arena, innovating in the classroom and collaborating with campus resources, but you can also find her branching out into the transfer level composition classes, literature classes, and tutor training class.

 

Aside from teaching, her main literary interests include Shakespearean drama and poetry, 20th century British and American Literature and drama, as well as Asian American literature with an emphasis on Chinese, Japanese, and Korean poetry and drama, Native American literature, Hispanic literature with an emphasis on folklore and activist writings, 21st century poetry, fairy tales and folklore, dramatic literature of any time period, music, and rap.

When not in the classroom, you can normally find her tutoring students at the WRC, so feel free to chat her up about anything and everything.

No Photo PlaceholderAnna Lewis

Office: Baldwin Winery
Hours: By appointment
E-mail:
Phone: 408.864.8999 ext. 3018

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Brian LewisBrian A. Lewis

Office: Baldwin Winery
Hours: By appointment
E-mail:
Phone: 408.864.8999 ext. 3018

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M.F.A. Creative Writing, University of Arizona
B.A. English, San Francisco State University

 

While an M.F.A. candidate at the University of Arizona, Brian took part in a two year teacher training program in the Rhetoric and Composition program.  During this time he taught such courses as Freshman Composition, Rhetorical Analysis, and Critical Thought & Reasoning. After receiving his degree, Brian taught English at Tsinghua University, one of the most prestigious schools in mainland China.  After his time in China, Brian returned home by means of circumnavigation, traveling from China to Spain, then Italy, and finally all the way back to California.  It is with great pleasure that he teaches at De Anza College, and to his endless delight that works at a school which was named after the famous explorer Juan Bautista de Anza.

 

Brian's writings have been published in Transfer Magazine, Phantasmagoria, The Styles, and Fishhead Magazine.  He is currently seeking representation for his novel.

Brian lives in San Francisco with his wife, whom he met over ten years ago in an English class.

No Photo PlaceholderLuis Limcolioc

Office: F41E
limcoliocluis@deanza.edu
408.864.8578 Faculty Web Site

 

 

 

 

B.S. Aerospace Engineering, University of Notre Dame
M.A., English Literature, San Francisco State University

 

 

I have taught English Composition and Literature at De Anza College since 1991. I became a member of the full-time faculty in 1996. I do not specialize in any one area or course in the English Department, but instead I try to teach all of the composition courses from transfer-level to developmental. I also on occasion teach British Literature Survey courses and the Intro to Fiction course.

 

No Photo PlaceholderSarah F. Lisha

Office: F-61-A
Hours: By appointment
E-mail:
Phone:

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M.A. San Francisco State University

B.A. University of California - Santa Cruz

 

No Photo PlaceholderAmy Lombardi

Office: Baldwin Winery
Hours: By appointment
E-mail: lombardiamy@fhda.edu
Phone: 408.864.8999 ext. 3018

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BA, Latin American Studies, UC Santa Cruz.

MA, English, San Francisco State University.

 

I teach all of the English writing courses offered at De Anza. My mission as a writing teacher is to assist students in discovering how they can use writing as a tool to discover and express their own truths, enter into conversations with other writers/speakers and promote positive changes in their lives and communities. My particular interests include social justice issues and working with multilingual/generation 1.5 students.

 
 

No Photo PlaceholderEdieMatthews                                                                                           

Office: Baldwin Winery
Hours: By appointment
E-mail:
Phone: 408.864.8999 ext. 3018

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B.A. Journalism, minor in Political Science, SJSU

M.F.A. Creative Writing, SJSU

Previously worked in print, radio and TV news, as a tech writer in Silicon Valley and a standup comedian. Created and toured in comedy show, Mothers & Other Goddesses, and penned humor book, You’ve Been Around Children Too Long When . . . 

 

Love theatre and have seen all of Shakespeare’s plays—especially enjoyed Kevin Spacey asRichard III, and recently saw Beautiful (inspired by Carol King’s life) preview in SF before heading to NY. 

 

Co-director of four East of Eden Writing Conferences, booking NY agents and publishers, and speakers like Jean Auel (Clan of the Cave Bear), Dorothy Allison (Bastard out of Carolina) andPulitzer Prize winner Jane Smiley.

 

Taught Comedy Writing for SJSU’s Extension Program and Creative Writing at Adult Education. Had short stories published in small anthologies, and currently working on a novel inspired by escapades as a standup comedian.

No Photo PlaceholderElizabeth McKenzie

Office: Baldwin Winery
Hours: By appointment
E-mail:
Phone: 408.864.8999 ext. 3018

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No Photo PlaceholderSherwin Mendoza

Office: Baldwin Winery
Hours: By appointment
E-mail:
Phone: 408.864.8999 ext. 3018

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No Photo PlaceholderYeganeh Modirzadeh ::

English Writing
Office: TBA

Hours: By appointment.
modirzadehyeganeh@fhda.edu
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B.A. Sonoma State University, Cell Biology
M.A. San Francisco State University, Comparative Literature

 

Publications: "First Feedings", Narratives in The Reality of Breastfeeding (Carrolton: 1998) "The Bedside Bookshelf" Nimeye Digar (Cambridge: 1991). Special interests in teaching: Contemporary Literature, Women in Literature, World Literature, Ethnic and Social Issues in Expository Reading and Writing.

No Photo Placeholder  Julie Morfee

Office: Baldwin Winery
Hours: By appointment
E-mail:
Phone: 408.864.8999 ext. 3018

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No Photo PlaceholderNicholas Mullins

Office: Baldwin Winery
Hours: By appointment
E-mail:
Phone: 408.864.8999 ext. 3018

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No Photo Placeholder Emily Munson

Office: Baldwin Winery
Hours: By appointment
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Phone: 408.864.8999 ext. 3018

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Rajshree Chauhan Nadimpalli :: English Writing Rajshree N
Office: F11K Hours: W, 1:30-2:30 (and by appointment)
nadimpallirajshree@fhda.edu
Voicemail: x3045
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No Photo PlaceholderRenee Nelson

Office: Baldwin Winery
Hours: By appointment
E-mail:
Phone: 408.864.8999 ext. 3018

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West Valley College Alumni

Monterey Peninsula Community College alumni.

B.A. from UCSC in Literature and Creative Writing.

MFA in Poetry from San Francisco State University.

No Photo PlaceholderSharon Nuss

Office: Baldwin Winery
Hours: By appointment
E-mail:
Phone: 408.864.8999 ext. 3018

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Laura Orella :: English Literature and Writing, Critical Thinking

Office: (online) Online Hours: T 10-11pm
lorella@comcast.net
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B.A., SUNY Stony Brook 
M.A., San Francisco State University 


Laura Orella teaches Literature and Writing (EWRT 1B) and Critical Thinking (EWRT 2). Her classes focus on American literature, both classic and contemporary, with themes ranging from women's oppression to the Civil Rights Movement to voyeurism. She uses various mediums including plays, short stories, novels and film to help students understand their own cultures as well as the diverse world we live in. She is a former journalist for Contra Costa Times Newspapers and uses her own experiences with writing to help students find their own inner voices and mature as writers

No Photo PlaceholderLucia Olson

Office: Baldwin Winery
Hours: By appointment
E-mail:
Phone: 408.864.8999 ext. 3018

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No Photo PlaceholderKim Palmore : English Literature and Writing, Critical Thinking, Creative Writing

palmorekim@fhda.edu

Office: F11L

 

 

 

 

 

 

Ph.D.  University of California at Riverside
B.A. M.A California State University, Long Beach

 


Areas of Interest:  20th Century British and American Literature; Shakespeare; LGBTQI Studies; Working Class Studies;  Ethnic Literature of the United States; Creative Writing; and Composition and Rhetoric.

 

Marilyn Patton, :: English Writing and LiteratureMarilyn Patton
 pattonmarilyn@deanza.edu
831.234.1697 Faculty Web Site

 

 

 

 

 

 

Gone Winter, Spring, Summer 2014. Back in Fall 2014

B.A., Stanford University
M.A., Ph.D., University of California, Santa Cruz
Published articles on Moby-Dick and the novels of Margaret Atwood. Making mistakes, learning, laughing.

No Photo PlaceholderMargaret Paul

 

Office: Baldwin Winery
Hours: By appointment
E-mail:
Phone: 408.864.8999 ext. 3018

 

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B.A., English, Rutgers University;

M.A. English LIterature, Tufts University,

M.F.A. Creativer Writing-Poetry, Vermont College,  

Certificate in Teaching Reading on the Post-Secondary Level, San Francisco State University.

Margaret Paul is a poet and teacher from Boston, Ma. Her teaching interests include poetry and creative non-fiction, the academic essay, developmental writing, critical thinking, American literature, the British Romantics, and Reading on the  post-secondary level. Author of the chapbook, Stones from the Baskets of Others, and a collection of poems entitled Borrowed World, Margaret has been teaching since 1992. In addition to the literary arts, she enjoys music, dance, visual art, and nature. Margaret lives in Santa Cruz.

 
 

No Photo PlaceholderJosh Pelletier 

Office: Baldwin Winery
Hours: By appointment
E-mail:
Phone: 408.864.8999 ext. 3018

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MFA San Francisco State

MA San Francisco State

 

Josh Pelletier was born in Sacramento, California. He holds an MA in English and an MFA in Fiction from San Francisco State University (SFSU). In 2010, he taught short story writing a SFSU. His short stories and poetry have been published in Transfer Magazine and The Northern Line. In 2008, his short story "Copay" won the Leo Litwak Award for Fiction. His first novel On Our Way Home is available in paperback and on Kindle. He is currently working on a short story collection.

No Photo PlaceholderJENNIFER PENKETHMAN

Office: Baldwin Winery
Hours: By appointment
E-mail:
Phone: 408.864.8999 ext. 3018

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 No Photo PlaceholderMartha Groves Perry

Office: Baldwin Winery
Hours: By appointment
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PhD United States Literature, French Literature Minor

University of California, Santa Cruz

June 1994


      BA, Philosophy & English Double Major

      Georgetown University, Washington DC

      May 1988

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I realized shortly before I finished my PhD that my academic calling is to teach writing. I joined the English Department at De Anza as adjunct writing instructor in September 2011, focusing mainly on teaching developmental and introductory writing classes.


 

My hands-down favorite aspect of this job is convincing students who believe they can't write – either because they lack the technical skills and knowledge, and/or because they believe they have nothing of value to say – that they can learn to write well … and that they should, because if *they* don't learn to articulate themselves, someone else will do it for them, and will probably get it wrong.

 

No Photo PlaceholderJulie Pesano :: English Writing and Literature, Language Arts

pesanojulie@fhda.edu
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B.A. in English, University of Florida
M.A. in English Literature/Jr. College Teaching, University of South Florida

 

Julie Pesano's main literary interests include 19th Century American and British authors along with Shakespearean drama and poetry. She also has taught nine years of ESL in Florida and California and continues to implement strategies for a diverse population. Her focus at De Anza is predominantly in the developmental arena, innovating in the classroom and collaborating with campus resources.

No Photo PlaceholderJill Quigley :: English Literature and Writing, Language Arts

Office: F61J

quigleyjill@fhda.edu                                                     

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BA in English Literature, William Smith College

MA in African American Literature, Boston College 

 

 My favorite opening of any novel is from Zora Neale Hurston’s Their Eyes Were Watching God and my favorite last line is from Ernest Hemingway’s The Sun Also Rises. Teaching is my passion,  and De Anza students have been my inspiration since 2001.  I teach pre-transfer and transfer composition,in addition to women’s studies and literature courses. And I teach in the Honors and First Year Experience programs.My teaching philosophies come from bell hooks and my mother: love and hard work. Reading is what I think is the key to becoming a successful writer, and after that, revision. I want to teach my students to learn about voice and then use it—passionately, from the heart. If you can write, then you can change the world. The De Anza community is meaningful to me, and I constantly learn from my students and colleagues who challenge me and make me laugh. I’m a writer and a mother. I live in San Francisco.

 

No Photo PlaceholderRoseanne Giannini Quinn : English Writing and Literature, Language Arts, Women's Studies

Office F11 - I

Hours by arrangement

quinnroseanne@deanza.edu

 

 

 

 

Ph.D. The University of Iowa

M.A. Sussex University, England

B.A. University of California, Davis

Areas of Interest:  Composition and Rhetoric; Ethnic Literature of the United Sttes, Women's, Gender, and Sexuality Studies; Creative Non-Fiction; Multicultural Feminist Theory; Critical Race Studies; Popular Culture; Pedagogy

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As a son of immigrant parents from California’s central valley, Jesus Quintero knows first-hand the plethora of obstacles many young Raza face. After many years in the system of higher education, he graduated with a Bachelor’s degree from San Francisco State University in 1998. He returned to school three years later to complete his Master’s degree and was hired at DeAnza in the fall of 2007. Before becoming an English professor at DeAnza College, Jesus Quintero empowered historically oppressed youth at Youth Uprising, a non-profit organization in East Oakland. As the Education Director, he collaborated with Cal State East Bay to bring academia to the hood, demonstrating that conventional school models can and should adapt to the needs of the community. Also, as the Outreach Coordinator for Youth Radio, Jesus worked with incarcerated youth to produce social and political commentaries that aired on KPFA and NPR. Through the medium of radio, Jesus provided voice to an otherwise silenced and marginalized group of youngsters. Although he no longer works with youth in “the community,” he is equally committed to “the community” at DeAnza College. 

No Photo PlaceholderLaura Raffaelli-Mcleish :: English Writing and Literature, Language Arts
Office: F31c Hours: TTh, 11:30-12:30
raffaellimcleishlaura@fhda.edu

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Roxanne Rashedi

M.A. Georgetown University

B.A. University of California Berkeley

 

As a writer, Roxanne is a lover of the written word and believes that the combination of critical reading and creative writing deepens one's commitment to self-expression as a form of social analysis. She feels fortunate enough to work at a job that inspires her passion for writing: teaching. Roxanne primarily teaches Composition and Writing courses at De Anza and Critical Thinking & Writing courses as well as Engineering Communication courses at Santa Clara University. Recently, her work has appeared in Yogi Times, Aslan Media, Los Angles Review of Books, Asian American Literature: Discourses and Pedagogies Journal UCLA's eScholarship Repository Project, and The Hive: Apiary Digital Edition.

Roxanne aims to create inclusive and compassionate learning communities for her students. Her readings and assignments help students discover how they can use writing as a tool to discover and express their own truths, develop self-compassion and compassion for others, and become active, social agents in their lives and communities. Given the benefits of compassion and the increasing use of technology for learning and communication, she spent this past summer thinking about the intersection between compassion and technology in first-year writing classrooms and decided to design a compassion-based technology: a Word Press site that served as both a document-sharing service and blogging community for her students. She hopes that students learn, practice, and share compassion and connectedness through informal and formal blogs, and is continually looking for new ways to integrate compassion and visualization
techniques in her courses.

No Photo PlaceholderMarrietta Reber

Office: Baldwin Winery
Hours: By appointment
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No Photo PlaceholderSergio Rizzo

Office: Baldwin Winery
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Becky Roberts :: English Composition and LiteratureBecky Roberts

Office: L-11E

Hours: M, 4:30-5:30pm; T, 12:30-1:30pm; Th, 5:00-6:00pm
robertsbecky@fhda.edu
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B.A. Music and English/writing, University of California San Diego
M.A. Literature, University of California San Diego
Ph.D. Literature, University of California, Santa Cruz

 

Teaching areas: Nineteenth Century American Literature, Latin American Literature, World Mythology, World Literature and Composition.

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Office: Baldwin Winery
Hours: By appointment
E-mail: jlr4733@fhda.edu
Phone: 408.864.8999 ext. 3018

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No Photo PlaceholderAdam Sandel

Office: Baldwin Winery
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No Photo PlaceholderJulia Scott

Office: Baldwin Winery
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No Photo PlaceholderTim Shively : English Writing and Literature
Office: On the side of the Forum building facing P.E.
shivelytim@deanza.edu
408.864.5728

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No Photo PlaceholderAlan Simes :: English Writing and Literature

 

simesalan@fhda.edu

 

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B.A., Santa Clara University
M.A., University of Virginia

No Photo Placeholder Cynthia Sloan

Office: Baldwin Winery
Hours: By appointment
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No Photo PlaceholderBrian Smith

Office: Baldwin Winery
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No Photo PlaceholderAudra Sorman

Office: Baldwin Winery
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No Photo PlaceholderJamie Stock

Office: Baldwin Winery
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No Photo PlaceholderJohn Swensson
Office: Forum 6A Hours: M-T, 10:30-11:20
swenssonjohn@deanza.edu
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No Photo PlaceholderRuth Trimble:  Part Time English/ESL Faculty

Office: Baldwin Winery
Hours: By appointment
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Phone: 408.864.8999 ext. 3018

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BA  Univ. of Texas at Arlington - English/ minors Spanish - Education
MA  Univ. of Hawaii at Manoa  - ESL and Bilingual Education
I have taught English first as an 8th grade teacher and later as a university professor for over 35 years.  I still love my job!  I first taught EWRT 1A in 1981 at the University of Hawaii and I still love teaching that level.  I had tenure at Leeward College, Hawaii until 2002 when I moved to San Diego and taught at various universities and colleges there until arriving in the Bay Area in 2008.  My teaching philosophy is to encourage the student to a point of discovery of his/her innate desire to communicate in writing.  I also feel the classroom environment needs to be calm, supportive, collaborative and caring.  I see my role as facilitating this process.
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Office: Baldwin Winery
Hours: By appointment
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B.A., UC Berkeley
M.A., San Francisco State University

 

Ms. Waldsmith’s approach to learning is to supply students with a curricula that exemplifies their diversity and engages their creativity. The reading and writing strategies she employs are thematic and focus on teaching students to recall and transform information, employ reasoning strategies and build meaning. Her goal is to create assignments that not only develop student writing and critical thinking but that also challenge students to learn about themselves and their world.

 
No Photo PlaceholderMiranda Wann

Office: Baldwin Winery
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M.A. English Language/Linguistics, University of Arizona
B.A. History, University of Michigan
 
Miranda started teaching at De Anza in 2005 and loves the linguistic diversity of the student body here. 
She is best reached by email at wannrandie@fhda.edu
No Photo PlaceholderScott Warfe

Office: Baldwin Winery
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Kenneth Weisner

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

B.A., Oberlin College
M.F.A, Iowa Writers Workshop
Ph.D., U.C. Santa Cruz

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Ken Weisner is a poet, editor, and teacher, living in Santa Cruz. His teaching interests include poetry writing, developmental writing, critical thinking, American literature, literary editing, and mass communication. Ken currently chairs the creative writing committee and is faculty advisor for Red Wheelbarrow, the De Anza literary journal formerly known as Bottomfish. Ken also helps train peer writing tutors and serves on the steering committee for the De Anza  Writing and Reading Center.  He is an avid hiker, French hornist, politico, and lover of poetry, sports, music, and the outdoors.

No Photo PlaceholderJimmie Wilson

Office: Baldwin Winery
Hours: By appointment
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No Photo PlaceholderJackson Yan

Office: Baldwin Winery
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English Department
Co-Chairpersons 
E-mail: Becky Roberts
Phone: 408.864.5764

E-mail: Lydia Hearn
Phone: 408.864.5718

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