Teaching & Outreach

Academic Writing Courses

  • EN 101: Principles of Composition and Research // Lake Erie College, 2018-2019
    • “On Difficulty” // Ways of Reading 11th Edition
    • “Identity and Narrative” // Ways of Reading 11th Edition
  • EN 201: Advanced Composition // Lake Erie College, Spring 2019
    • “Global, Local, Personal Technology” // They Say I Say with Readings 4th Edition & The Circle by Dave Eggers
  • HU 120: Travels Through Time and Space // Lake Erie College, Spring 2019
    • “Empathy & Historical Perspective” // The Good War by Studs Terkel, War of the Worlds by H. G. Wells, World War Z by Max Brooks, & other selected readings
  • HU 125: Critical Thinking Through Controversy // Lake Erie College, Spring 2019
  • ENGL 1110: English Composition I (A) // Lakeland Community College, Fall 2018
    • “Monster Analysis” // Monsters by Andrew J. Hoffman & Norton Field Guide to Writing 4th Edition
  • ENGL 1120: English Composition II // Lakeland Community College, 2018-2019
    • “Global, Local, Personal Technology” // They Say I Say with Readings 4th Edition
  • EN 100: College Composition I // Notre Dame College, Fall 2018
  • EN 110: Advanced Composition: Expository Writing // Notre Dame College, Fall 2018
  • ENG 114: Professional Research and Reporting // Forsyth Technical Community College, Spring 2018
  • ENG 112: Writing and Research in the Disciplines // Guilford Technical Community College, Spring 2018
  • ENG 112: Writing and Research in the Disciplines // Forsyth Technical Community College, Spring 2018
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    Sample of Public Space Art and Poetry Projects from KSU 20021 Creative Writing class.

    ENG 111: Writing and Inquiry // Guilford Technical Community College, Fall 2017

    • “Research and Analysis with Hidden Figures” // Hidden Figures by Margot Lee Shetterly
  • ENG 111: Writing and Inquiry // Forsyth Technical Community College, Fall 2017
  • ENG 20021: Intro to Creative Writing // Kent State University, Spring 2017
    • “Writing and Public Art” // Ordinary Genius by Kim Addonizio & The Making of a Story by Alice LaPlante
  • ENG 21011: College Writing II // Kent State University, Spring 2014
    • “Empathy & Historical Perspective” // The Good War by Studs Terkel, War of the Worlds by H. G. Wells, World War Z by Max Brooks, & other selected readings
  • ENG 11011: College Writing I // Kent State University, 2012-2016
    • “Conversations about Writing” // They Say I Say by Graff & Birkenstein & The Bedford St. Martin Handbook KSU Edition
    • “Use Soap: Fight Club and College Writing” // Fight Club by Chuck Palahniuk & The Bedford St. Martin Handbook KSU Edition

Teaching Artist Community Outreach and Residencies

  • Akron Children’s Hospital, Akron, Ohio, January 2016 – July 2017
    •   Led creative writing groups under the auspice of the Emily Cooper Welty Expressive Therapy Center
  • Urban Vision, Akron, Ohio, September – December 2016
    •   Led creative writing sessions in the “My Voice” Program under the auspice of the Wick Poetry Center
  • International Institute of Akron, Akron, Ohio, July 2016
    •   Taught creative writing workshops for refugee and immigrant populations under the auspice of the Wick Poetry Center

      Amanda teaches poetry at the International Institute of Akron.
      Amanda teaches poetry at the International Institute of Akron.
  • Summa Akron City Hospital, Akron, Ohio, January – May 2016
    •   Led staff support groups for palliative care team under the auspice of the Wick Poetry Center
  • Homeschool Poetry Fair, Mayfield Village, Ohio, 27 April 2016
    •   Led creative writing session with home-school program at the Mayfield Branch of Cleveland Libraries
  • Anisfield-Wolf Book Awards, The Cleveland Foundation, Cleveland, Ohio
    •   Taught creative writing workshops with students from Cleveland area schools
    • Urban Community School, February – May 2016
    • Charles Eliot Elementary School, April 2015
  • Juvenile Detention Center of Summit County, Akron, Ohio, October 2014 – May 2017
    •   Taught weekly creative writing workshops for incarcerated youth, mentor graduate and undergraduate students in on-going residencies, and edit the online journal Voices of Dan Street.
  • Roswell Kent Middle School, Akron, Ohio, October 2015
    •   Co-taught creative writing sessions and facilitate readings with middle school students under the auspice of the Wick Poetry Center
  • Stow-Munroe Falls Library, Stow, Ohio, September 2013 – September 2015
    •   Lead creative writing meetings and create curriculum for the community Writers Workshop
    •   Teach workshop in celebration of Poetry Month (31 March 2015)

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