Dr. Harrison represents university on Eastern European recruiting tour

In October, 2017, as part of Dr. Harrison’s semester at American University of Malta, he participated in a week-long recruiting tour of Poland, Hungary, Romania, and Bulgaria, visiting numerous high schools and education fairs. Continue reading “Dr. Harrison represents university on Eastern European recruiting tour”

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Dr. Harrison to serve as Director of Assessment for General Education at American University of Malta

In October, 2017, Dr. Harrison was appointed to the General Education committee at American University of Malta where he is an assistant professor for the fall semester. He will serve as Director of Assessment for General Education overseeing the assessment process in conjunction with the General Education Committee and the Director of General Education. Continue reading “Dr. Harrison to serve as Director of Assessment for General Education at American University of Malta”

Marlen Re-designs Diversity in Education Course

In autumn, 2016, Marlen re-designed Tiffin University’s “Diversity in Education” course. Marlen had previously taught the course in summer, 2016, as part of Tiffin’s online M.Ed. program. Acting as a subject matter expert, Marlen selected Banks & Banks’ Multicultural Education: Issues and Perspectives as the new course text, for example, and expanded the units on Multilingual and LGBTQ students. Additionally, the documentary films People Like Us and … Continue reading Marlen Re-designs Diversity in Education Course

“He Was the One Teacher That Pushed Me the Most During My Stay Here at SNHU”

“Then came my final capstone class again. Learning from past experiences, I requested Dr. Marlen Harrison as a capstone mentor, whom I felt was the best professor I ever had at SNHU. He was the one teacher that pushed me the most during my stay here at SNHU. I knew if I worked hard and could earn a good grade for him, that it was … Continue reading “He Was the One Teacher That Pushed Me the Most During My Stay Here at SNHU”

Literary Studies and Personal Voice: Exploring Autoethnography as a Research Method in the Graduate English Thesis

One of the ways that literature instructors can actively address states of insecurity with graduate thesis writers is by helping them develop projects that build upon strengths and interests and critically explore connections between personal and cultural experience. As such, this session seeks to expand concepts of literary research by examining the enduring paradigm of author-evacuated research (see Geertz’s 1988 Works and Lives, and Swales’ … Continue reading Literary Studies and Personal Voice: Exploring Autoethnography as a Research Method in the Graduate English Thesis

Writing on the Edge: The Power of No – Buddhist Mindfulness and the Teaching of Composition

Harrison, M. (2012). The Power of No: Buddhist mindfulness and the teaching of composition. Writing on the Edge, 22(2), 36-46. The First Mindfulness Training: Openness Aware of the suffering created by fanaticism and intolerance, we are determined not to be idolatrous about or bound to any doctrine, theory, or ideology. (Hanh 23) As I begin reading Shanee’s1 paper, I find myself immediately feeling angry. “Why would … Continue reading Writing on the Edge: The Power of No – Buddhist Mindfulness and the Teaching of Composition