Through the years an instructor receives a large amount of feedback about her courses and instruction.  This  page includes noteworthy feedback from students, peers, and directors that illuminate particular aspects of my teaching style.

Formal Evaluations

Southern New Hampshire University
LIT 652 (14TW1 2014)
SNHU LIT-652-X1300
SNHU LIT-652-X3442
SNHU LIT-652-X4449

American Public University
LITR 201 (WIN 2014 B)
LITR 201 (FALL 2013 D)
LITR 211 (FALL 2013 I)
LITR 201 (FALL 2013 B)
LITR 220 (FALL 2013 B)
LITR 201 (SUM 2013 D)
LITR 201 (SUM 2013 I)
LITR 202 (SUM 2013 B)
LITR 202 (SUM 2013 I)

Community College of Vermont (coming soon)
ENG 205 (Spring 2012)
ENG 205 (Spring 2012)
DEV 600 (Spring 2012)

University of Washington
ENG 242 (Winter 2011)
ENG 200 (Spring 2011)
ENG 200 (Fall 2010)
ENG 197 (Spring 2010)
ENG 197 (Fall 2009)
ENG 131 (Spring 2008)
ENG 131 (Winter 2007)
ENG 131 (Fall 2007)
ENG 111 (Winter 2010)
ENG 111 (Spring 2009)
ENG 111 (Fall 2009)
ENG 111 (Winter 2008)

Highline Community College
ENG 111 (Spring 2010)
ENG 101 (Fall 2009) (pt. 2)

ENG 101 (Spring 2009)
ENG 101 (Spring 2009)
ENG 101 (Winter 2008)
ENG 101 (Fall 2008)

Informal Evaluations
Rate my Professors Southern New Hampshire University
Rate my Professors American Public University
Highline Teaching Observation
Rate my Professors Highline
Rate my Professors U of Washington
Jerry Desmul, Student
Nicole Bostic, Student
Beth Naples, Student
Sam Sussman, Student
Andrew Banthan, Student


Recent Posts

A Contemporary Allegory: Two Apache Sisters

Dina Polizzi’s first novella Two Apache Sisters and a Texas Gigolo was on my read-list for awhile, not only because Polizzi is my friend and neighbor but due to its marriage of magic, tarot, and its esoteric nature, which all interest me.

Two Apache Sisters struck me immediately as an allegory — the caliber that I haven’t experienced, really, since Nathaniel Hawthorne’s “Young Goodman Brown” — due to its penchant for placing big-motif meaning in occult-shaded trinkets and persons. There’s the coin, the many bags and satchels, the star, the green fairy, a shell, an arrowhead, a water bottle, salt, and even the Oriental man who recites philosophical tag lines — each in their own time.
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