The ongoing question here is how we can develop creative capabilities in each and every student in mass institutions.

I use literary and cultural study to teach history, social text, psychological depth, and problem-solving.  I try to help every student do several things:

  1. Understand how the larger plot of a particular course addresses and resolves important problem
  2. See how different courses fit together
  3. Translate acquired knowledge into active use
  4. Tie their B.A. knowledge to their future work
  5. Imagine and design creative projects from start to finish

ENG 193 - Detective Fiction

ENG 133GC - Noir California

ENG 197 - English Majoring After College

ENG 236 - Critical Theory and University Studies (2013)

ENG 236 - Innovation Studies (2011)