ENG 1030 English Composition (3 Credits) Expository and persuasive writing for academic purposes. Emphasis upon
writing as a reflective and social process; writing across the curriculum;
critical thinking; and the development of a personal intellectual perspective
and style of expression.
ENG 5155 The Language of Race and Ethnic Identity (3 credits) Examination of representations of race and ethnicity and how the relationship between language and power influences the socio-rhetorical construction of identity—one’s own and others'.
ENG 5380 Contemporary Literature (3 credits) Designed to enable the mature student to explore the literature of the present day with emphasis placed equally upon discussion of common readings and research in independently selected materials. Concentration on writing done since World War II with sufficient background provided in the history and development of both European and American literatures to afford a broad and rich perspective on contemporary belles-lettres.
The Kean University Web Publishing program focuses on the advent of the blog and how blogging and journalism have recently converged. The course explores the concept of narrative as it pertains to the web. Students are encouraged to write about every facet of their Kean experience (Academic, Athletic, Resident, Artistic, Social) via Kean XChange's student blog. Participants are encouraged to contribute serialized fiction, performance footage, monologues, video-logs and other cutting edge new media projects. The course also probes the intersection between web publishing and literature. Students explore how serialization and the democratization of writing were integral to the rise of new media. How is the blog, an episodic new literary form, part of a broader tradition?
Adjunct Professor of the Humanities, Cooper Union
Adjunct Professor, English Department, Fairfield University
Fulbright Foundation Scholar and Lecturer, Manila, Philippines
2011 Presidential Excellence Award