Research Interests: 19th and 20th century British and American literature; humor prose writing of Langston Hughes
Social Change Interests: Increasing the awareness and application of code shifting in college/academic writing; increasing reading abilities
Joined Walden: 2016
Location: New York
About Jaclyn: I have been teaching both in the online and face-to-face classrooms for the past ten years. Before starting to teach, I completed a Bachelor of Arts degree in English from Loyola University Chicago, and from there, went to work on a Master of Arts in English from the State University of New York at Oswego. While studying there, I was also the Writing Center coordinator, which is where I learned how to hone and polish my own teaching skills for student writers. After earning my first master’s degree, I taught as an adjunct instructor at local universities in the Upstate New York region for 2 years. I then went on to complete a second master's degree in Higher Education at Purdue University with an emphasis on teaching online.
I currently live in Upstate New York with my husband, son, and three Russian Blue cats.
Why I enjoy teaching at Walden:
I enjoy teaching because I love explaining tricky concepts to students so that light bulb goes off for them.
My teaching philosophy:
My teaching philosophy is to implement a sense of understanding and gentleness when it comes to working with students and offering feedback to them.