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Degrees:
  • BA English, Dallas Baptist University
  • MA English, University of Texas at Arlington

Courses Taught:
  • ENG091
  • ENG101
  • ENG102
  • ENH251
  • ENH101
  • ENH/EDU231
  • ENH230
  • ENG213

Teaching/Research Interests:
  • Rhetoric/Composition

Professional Activities:
  • Residential Faculty Phoenix College 1991-2008
  • Residential Faculty Paradise Valley Community college 2008-present
  • President, Maricopa Community Colleges Faculty Association 2017-2018
  • Member, National Council of the Teachers of English
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Dr. Michael Noschka

Degrees:
  • PhD, Arizona State University
  • MA, NC State University
  • BA, NC State University
  • AA, SAE (School of Audio Engineering), Nashville, TN

Courses Taught:
  • First-Year Composition (ENG101)
  • First-Year Composition (ENG102)
  • ENH280 (American Literature) Themed Course--"Superheroes and the Self: Comics and Culture"
  • ENH251 (Mythology)
  • ENH298AA (Honors Special Topics): Shakespeare

Teaching/Research Interests:
  • Michael Noschka is a professor of English at Paradise Valley Community College and a co-founder and co-host of the podcast Remixing the Humanities. His work has been published in Literature and Theology as well as the edited collection Shakespeare and Hospitality: Ethics, Politics, Exchange. When not podcasting, his current research interests include exploring dialogues among theories of race, religion, Time, continental philosophy, and phenomenology.

Professional Activities:
  • PVCC residential faculty (since 2016)
  • Co-moderate Friday Philosophy (with Dr. Kelly Fitzsimmons-Burton)
  • Currently serving on the following committees: OER; Learning Communities
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Degrees:
  • BA, English Literature, Western Washington University
  • MA, TESL/TEFL, Central Washington University
  • PhD, Psychology of Cognition and Instruction, Grand Canyon University

Courses Taught:
  • Grammar (ESL 010, ESL 020, ESL 030, ESL 040)
  • Writing (ESL 012, ESL 022, ESL 032, ESL 042)
  • Preparatory Academic Writing (ESL 077, ESL 087, ESL 097)
  • First-Year Composition (ENG 107, ENG 108)

Teaching/Research Interests:
  • Educational neuroscience
  • Neuromyths
  • Refugee and immigrant student experience
  • Generation 1.5 students
  • Creative thinking

Professional Activities:
  • Adjunct faculty, Central Washington University 2002-2003
  • Adjunct faculty, Yakima Valley Community College 2003
  • Adjunct faculty Mesa Community College 2003-2005
  • Residential faculty, Paradise Valley Community College since 2005
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Dr. David Pegram

Degrees:
  • BA, English, California State University - Long Beach
  • MFA, Creative Writing, Wichita State
  • PhD, English Education, Arizona State

Courses Taught:
  • First-Year Composition ENG101 (including Honors)
  • First-Year Composition ENG102 (including Honors)
  • Introduction to Literature ENH110
  • Introduction to Screenwriting CRW190
  • Sports in Literature and Film ENH140AA

Teaching/Research Interests:
  • Learning Communities, Sports Literature, Media Analysis, Cultural Capital, Reflective Writing, Arts-Based Research

Professional Activities:
  • PVCC, Residential Faculty since 2014
  • Arizona State University, 2008-2014
  • Northern Arizona University, 2007-2008
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Degrees:
  • Ed.D in Curriculum and Instruction (English emphasis) Northern Arizona University
  • M.Ed in Secondary Education (English emphasis) Grand Canyon University
  • B.A. in English Grand Canyon University

Courses Taught:
  • Academic Preparatory Writing III (ENG 091) online
  • Academic Preparatory Writing III (ENG 091) in-person
  • Freshman Composition (ENG 101)
  • Freshman Composition (ENG 102)
  • Introduction to Literature (ENH 110)

Teaching/Research Interests:
  • Developmental Education
  • Learning Communities
  • Curriculum Development

Professional Activities:
  • PVCC English Division Chair since 2018
  • PVCC (residential faculty) since 2012
  • PVCC (adjunct faculty) 2006-2012
  • Developmental Education Coordinator (2017-present)
  • Chair for the Success by Design committee (2016-present)
  • Faculty Developer/PAR facilitator (2015-2019)
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Stacey Rannik

Degrees:
  • BS, Special Education, Mississippi State University
  • MA, English, Arizona State University

Courses Taught:
  • ENG 061 -- Developmental English
  • ENG 071 -- Developmental English
  • ENG 091 -- Developmental English
  • ENG 101 -- English Composition
  • ENG 102 -- English Composition
  • ENH 110 -- Introduction to Literature
  • ENH 250 -- Classical Backgrounds in Literature
  • ENH 251 -- World Mythology

Teaching/Research Interests:
  • I enjoy teaching English Composition as well as World Mythology. I am interested in creating a course: Literature of the American South.

Professional Activities:
  • PVCC (residential faculty since 2002/adjunct faculty since 1995)
  • I teach five classes each semester.
  • I participate in committee work each semester.
  • I have evaluated adjuncts, served on hiring committees, judged creative writing contests, served on the PAR committee for three years, and conducted course assessment for many years, etc.
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Degrees:
  • Ph.D. English, Arizona State University
  • M.A. English, Arizona State University
  • B.A. English, University of San Diego

Courses Taught:
  • Academic Preparatory Writing III - ENG 091
  • ALP - Academic Preparatory Writing III AND English Composition - ENG 091 & ENG 101
  • English Composition - ENG 101
  • English Composition - ENG 102
  • Face-to-Face and Online formats

Teaching/Research Interests:
  • Dr. Southerly’s doctoral research centered around the intersections of literature and science in the long nineteenth century. She studied how science influenced literature and how literature influenced the development of science throughout the Romantic and Victorian periods. In particular, Dr. Southerly investigated how the different collectives of people during the nineteenth century impacted the cultural perception of the scientist, a term first coined in the 1830s. Dr. Southerly is currently interested in the ways studies in neuroscience can influence teaching and learning at the college.

Professional Activities:
  • Paradise Valley Residential Faculty since 2018
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Degrees:
  • BA - Notre Dame College
  • MA - University of Toledo

Courses Taught:
  • English 091, English 101, and English 102

Teaching/Research Interests:
  • Assessment and Critical Thinking

Professional Activities:
  • PVCC Residential Faculty since 2005
  • Assessment for Learning (ALT) Co-chair
  • Critical Thinking Academy Co-Chair
  • HLC Criterion Co-chair

Degrees:
  • BA, Rutgers University
  • Masters of Education, Cambridge College
  • Columbia University, Graduate School of the Arts, one year of graduate study in the MFA program

Courses Taught:
  • At PVCC, teach English 091, English 101, and English 102
  • Have also taught Humanities courses here including Introduction to Cinema, and Contemporary Cinema ( at various other colleges and universities have taught numerous Communication courses, including Public Speaking)

Teaching/Research Interests:
  • Extremely interested in cross-cultural studies, intercultural communication, and especially the study of First Nations peoples.

Professional Activities:
  • Have been an Adjunct Faculty member here at PVCC since Spring 2008. Also the author of four published books, including one on creative writing called The Power to Write: Seven Keys to Discover Your Writer Within, published in 2004 by Barnes and Noble Publishing Company.

Degrees:
  • BA Sociology & English; MA English

Courses Taught:
  • ENG 101
  • ENG 102
  • ENG 110
  • ENG 220

Teaching/Research Interests:
  • I'm specifically interested in the writing process as a means of empowering students and creating change by cultivating critical reading, writing and thinking skills... while being fun at the same time!

Professional Activities:

Degrees:
  • BA in English and Education
  • MA in English and Linguistics

Courses Taught:
  • ENG 101
  • ENG 102
  • ESL

Teaching/Research Interests:
  • Second language acquisition
  • Open Educational Resources
  • Linguistics

Professional Activities:
  • Adjunct faculty since 2017

Degrees:
  • BA Education (English)
  • MA English (Education)

Courses Taught:
  • English 101
  • English 102

Teaching/Research Interests:

Writing


Professional Activities:

PVCC (Adjunct since 2017)


Degrees:
  • BA, English, University of Texas at the Permian Basin
  • MA, English University of Texas at the Permian Basin

Courses Taught:
  • First-Year Composition (ENG 102)

Teaching/Research Interests:
  • Pop-Culture and Post-9/11 Literature

Professional Activities:
  • PVCC - adjunct faculty since Spring 2019

Degrees:
  • M.A. in English, Adam Mickiewicz University, Poland

Courses Taught:
  • English as a Second Language

Teaching/Research Interests:
  • Methods of teaching English as a Second Language, total participation techniques, blended learning

Professional Activities:
  • Adjunct faculty since 2002

Degrees:
  • BA, English, Northeastern Illinois University
  • MA, Literature, Northeastern Illinois University

Courses Taught:
  • English 101
  • English 102

Teaching/Research Interests:
  • Rhetoric and Composition

Professional Activities:
  • PVCC (adjunct faculty since 2010)

Degrees:
  • BA, English (literature), Arizona State University
  • Classical Studies Certificate, Arizona State University
  • MA, English (literature), Arizona State University

Courses Taught:
  • ENG 102

Teaching/Research Interests:
  • Writing, Literature, Philosophy, and Renaissance studies

Professional Activities:
  • PVCC Adjunct-Faculty since 2019
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Degrees:
  • BA, Organizational Management and Communication
  • MEd, Adult Education and training
  • TESL Advanced Certification

Courses Taught:
  • ESL 031, ESL 041, ESL 013, ESL 023, ESL 033, ESL 050, ESL 054, ESL 030, ESL 040, ESL 032, ESL 042, ESL 012, ESL 020, ESL 077
  • ENG 100, ENG 102, ENG 107, ENG 101

Teaching/Research Interests:
  • International student issues
  • Intercultural communication

Professional Activities:
  • MCCCD Adjunct Faculty since 2004
  • Learning facilitator
  • Writing center tutor
  • Instructional coach
  • Career services specialist and Student services analyst (academic advising)

Degrees:
  • BA, Business Law, Arizona State University
  • MA, English, Arizona State University

Courses Taught:
  • First Year Composition (ENG 101)

Teaching/Research Interests:
  • Composition, Literature, Creative Writing, English as a Second Language

Professional Activities:
  • Adjunct at PVCC since 2019.
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Degrees:
  • English 101 (ENG101)
    English 102 (ENG102)

Courses Taught:
  • BA, English, Western Michigan University
  • MFA, Creative Writing, Arizona State University

Teaching/Research Interests:

Multicultural Literature, Practical Writing, Research Methods, Creative Writing, Playwriting


Professional Activities:
  • GCU dual enrollment instructor and student teacher mentor since 2016
  • PVCC adjunct faculty since 2009
  • High School English Instructor since 2002
  • Published and produced playwright

Degrees:
  • BA, English Teaching, Eastern Kentucky University
  • M.Ed, Literacy Specialist, University of the Cumberlands
  • MFA in Creative Writing, Eastern Kentucky University

Courses Taught:
  • ENG 102, RDG 100

Teaching/Research Interests:
  • Young adult literature, creative writing, reading comprehension, literacy.

Professional Activities:
  • High school English teacher for ten years at Madison Central High School in Richmond, Kentucky.
  • Adjunct at PVCC and SMCC since Spring 2019.

Degrees:
  • BS, Political Science, University of Wyoming
  • BA, Journalism, University of Wyoming

Courses Taught:
  • Media and Society (MCO120)
  • Writing for Online Media (JRN203)

Teaching/Research Interests:
  • History of journalism, news writing & opinion writing

Professional Activities:

PVCC (Adjunct Instructor since 2007)
Society of Professional Journalists (member since 1999)
Arizona First Amendment Coalition (member and former treasurer)
Arizona Press Club (former president)
Goldwater Institute (Vice President of Foundation Relations)