• Advanced Nonfiction Writing at East Carolina University (January-May 2019)

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Past teaching:

Politics and Prose



  • The Writer’s Center, Bethesda, MD for classes on memoir, spiritual memoir, and “From Private Diaries to Public Writing.”

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  • Georgetown University School of Medicine, Washington, DC

May 2010 – Co-instructor of “Personal Essay and Narrative Medicine,” an elective writing class for medical students

  • American University, Washington, DC

College Writing Program, Department of Literature, September 2001 – August 2009 — Full-time instructor of three writing courses each term (honors and non-honors composition courses, composition courses for students with learning disabilities, introductory creative writing and creative nonfiction courses, honors colloquia), service on department committees, advising and mentoring

  • New York University

Expository Writing Program, September 1998 – May 2001 — Instructor of honors and non-honors composition courses for first-year student

Creative Writing Program, Spring 2000, Fall 2000 — Instructor of introductory classes of creative writing, which included work with both fiction and poetry

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