Professor Heather Moulton
Job Title: Professor of English
Department: Communications Division
Office location: Signal Peak, O119
Email Address: firstname.lastname@example.org
Instructional and interest areas: Composition and American Literature; African American Women's Literature
Education: A.A., Chaffey College B.A., English, University of California Riverside M.A., Literature and Writing, California State University San Marcos
I love teaching; I love learning. As such, I really attempt to make my classroom a place where knowledge is exchanged in both directions. I also believe composition and literature can be understood in a way that relates or can be applied to the real world. I incorporate popular culture into nearly all of my classes and encourage lively debate. Ideally, students learn the necessary skills to succeed in their courses and in their lives through the discussion and critical analysis of a variety of “texts.” College is and should be hard work, but it can and should be enjoyable and rewarding.
Top 6 favorite reads: Toni Morrison, Beloved; Joseph Conrad, The Heart of Darkness; Sherman Alexie, Reservation Blues; Ayn Rand, Atlas Shrugged; John Irving, A Prayer for Owen Meany; Kate Chopin, The Awakening.
Family: Two dogs (Siberian Huskies); two ferrets - all rescue animals. Spay or neuter your pet and support rescue organizations and animal shelters
"To be great is to be misunderstood." Ralph Waldo Emerson in Self Reliance.
Will Turner: ‘This is either madness or brilliance.’
Capt. Jack Sparrow: ‘It's remarkable how often those two traits coincide.’” Pirates of the Caribbean
"Not only is your story worth telling, but it can be told in words so painstakingly eloquent that it becomes a song." Gloria Naylor (in reference to Toni Morrison's ability to inspire through the written word)