Research Interests: Teaching writing via distance learning; developmental writing; creative writing
Social Change Interests: Teaching writing to incarcerated populations; improving literacy
Joined Walden: 2016
About Jason: As a contributing faculty member, I have over 10 years of experience teaching writing at the university level. I hold a Master of Arts (MA) in English from Iowa State University as well as a Master of Fine Arts (MFA) in Creative Writing from the University of Montana. My writing has appeared in The North American Review, The Atlanta Review, The Maine Review and other journals. I have also completed literary residencies at the Virginia Center for Creative Arts, The Kimmel Harding Nelson Center for the Arts, and the Vermont Studio Center. I greatly enjoy working with adult learners as they become more effective writers.
My Advice to Walden Students
Never be afraid to ask a question. Every instructor is here because we want to help you on your educational journey.
My Role as a Teacher
Why I enjoy teaching at Walden:
I love observing how students progress their skills from the first week of class to the last. I am also honored to be part of each students’ journey as they achieve (or even surpass) their goals.
My teaching philosophy:
My teaching philosophies are based upon the idea of opportunity. Online coursework and degrees provide the opportunity for education and career improvement to those who traditionally may have been prevented from this by geography or family/work commitments. As such, I give my online students the opportunity to express themselves, to challenge themselves, and to grow while I keep in mind the challenges non-traditional learners may face.