My greatest pleasure as a teacher lies in connecting students with their own sources of imagination and creativity. Studying how creativity works, doing my own creative work,, and fostering creativity in others is the foundation of my professional life. I came to CC with a PhD in Medieval and Renaissance literature and an M.A. in Creative Writing-Poetry, and I now teach mainly Creative Writing and poetry classes, with the occasional Shakespeare course thrown in. I’ve recently co-developed and co-taught, with Kathy Giuffre in the Sociology Department, a course called Creativity: Theory and Practice, which involves students directly in creative experiments, including community projects such as building an outdoor classroom at the Colorado Springs alternative high school, Community Prep.
I serve on the Creative Faculty at the Banff Centre’s Leadership Development program in Canada and on the national Association for Managers of Innovation Institute Planning Committee, as an outgrowth of my work teaching arts-based leadership development in organizational contexts. This interest outside the college is now integrating nicely with my work here, as the college initiates an Innovation Institute on campus.
The Erotic Art of Edgar Britton, Ocean View Books
Body Painting, Red Hen Press
Get Smart: How Email Can Make or Break Your Career—and Your Organization, with Mary Lynn Pulley, Get Smart Publishing
This Awkward Art: Poems by a Father and Daughter, Mayapple Press
The Burden of the Beholder: The Art of David Armstrong, The Press at Colorado College
B. A. Oberlin College 1980
M. A. Indiana University 1984 (Literature) & 1987 (Creative Writing)
Ph.D. Indiana University 1988
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