Teaching Philosophy

As both an instructor and a researcher, I strive to be imaginatively flexible. 

What I mean by “imaginatively flexible” is that I am adaptable, but also that my approach to overcoming challenges is rooted in finding creative solutions. My flexibility enables me to teach a variety of courses; my imaginative problem solving empowers me to make course content significant and interesting to students. In subjects ranging from early British literature to professional writing, I respond to the strengths and needs of my students with lessons that ask them to rethink the significance of the cultural archive we call literature, and with multimodal activities that engage a diverse body of students in critical thinking beyond the end-goal of passing the course. 

Featured Courses

BECOMING (IN)HUMAN:

A Course on Interpreting Literature

BUSINESS WRITING

COMPOSITION

Student Evaluations

ONLINE READING, WRITING, AND INQUIRY

I liked how we were able to incorporate a lot of the media and technology as a part of the course, especially since it was online. I also really liked how it related to our interests as college students.

HISTORY OF LITERATURE

BEOWULF - MILTON

The classes Julie taught were by far my favorite. She brought in history and culture in really helpful ways that painted a more full picture.

I loved how she tied in readings that discussed current issues. Class discussions on the articles that we read were engaging and really made me look forward

to UCWR.

 

I’ll be honest writing wasn’t my favorite thing in the world and now I absolutely love doing it! She really change my outlook on writing and

helped me see my potential.

DYSTOPIA IN

POPULAR CULTURE

I liked the overall topic of the course and the material we covered. Dystopias have always been fascinating to me, so taking this course helped me learn more about them while implementing the reading and writing aspect to the course. I thought my instructor was always well prepared and was willing to help all of us in our writing skills.

COMPOSITION

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