As an adjunct instructor in the English Department (in addition to my day job as the Director of the Office of Grants & Funded Research), I teach a range of courses, including English Literature Survey classes, Introduction to Poetry, Introduction to Fiction and World Literature. I encourage active, lively and respectful discussion in my classes and encourage students to drive the conversation within the framework of my direction and pedagogical experience. (Very) amateur poet and painter on the side. Avid music lover with no actual musical talent whatsoever. Decent cook. Can read the dickens out of a poem.