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

Marlen to Join Indiana University East’s Online Graduate Writing Faculty; Designs contemporary Literacies Capstone Course

In January, 2017, Marlen will join the online faculty of Indiana University East’s graduate writing certificate program. Marlen will teach Writing 682, Capstone: Contemporary Literacy Practices. The course will focus on digital technologies, “electracy” and the development of composition and rhetoric in the 21st century. Click me to view the full syllabus. Continue reading Marlen to Join Indiana University East’s Online Graduate Writing Faculty; Designs contemporary Literacies Capstone Course

Philosophy of Teaching

PHILOSOPHY OF TEACHING “To love what you do and feel that it matters, what could be more fun?” In the classroom, I employ a humanizing, student-centered pedagogy where all learners’ voices are valid, and where practice, exploration and reflection are more important than perfection. My goal is to nurture a critical learning environment that honors the diversity of student abilities and identities. Through uses of … Continue reading Philosophy of Teaching

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