Prof. Writing and Rhetoric Students
Current job: English Teacher at Plainfield North High School in Plainfield, IL.
Academic/research interests: I mostly teach senior-level dual credit courses that focus on rhetoric and argumentation through written expression; however, I am also value and have interest in oral communications, contemporary literature, ethnography and qualitative research, and multimedia/visual studies.
Why Harley decided to get an online MA in English: After surviving a pair of near-death, life-changing experiences in the fall of 2014 I realized that despite my love for teaching, I missed the challenge and mental stimulation of being a student. Pursuing this degree exposes me to the rigor I crave while concurrently working with my students. What I learn in this program will improve my teaching and better enable me to help my students prepare for the challenges of life after high school.
Current Job: Currently, I am a full-time College Readiness Instructor at Triton College in River Grove, Illinois. I teach developmental writing and reading.
Academic Interests: My academic interests include culturally relevant pedagogy as well as the teaching of reading and writing.
Why Jennifer Chose an Online MA: I chose to enroll in the online MA program because I wanted to study the most recent best practice in teaching adults writing and reading skills; however, I work full-time and have a family, so I needed the flexibilty of an online program.
Current Job: ESL Teacher in Haenam, South Korea
Academic Interests: Second Language Acquisition and Linguistics, Editing and Translating, Teaching ofEnglish to ESL Students and Learners
Why Keri Chose an Online MA: I moved to South Korea 5 years ago to become an ESL Teacher in a rural town. I've enjoyed my time as teacher, but I want to start branching out to become an editor and translator for global businesses. By pursuing an online degree from BGSU, I can become a well-rounded and well-trained worker while still working full-time as a teacher.
Current job: I am a stay-at-home parent to a wonderful 3-year-old boy.
Academic interests: I'm interested in teaching all levels of college writing and reading, from remedial to advanced.
Why Jennifer decided to get an MA in English: I spent 12 years as an adjunct community college English professor in California. Then I moved to Michigan and found out that I was no longer qualified to do the same job unless I earned a second MA, so that's what I am doing here.