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Karen on a hill.

Professor Karen Hindhede

Job Title: Professor of English, Communications Division Chair

Department: Communications Division

Office location: Signal Peak, L112A

Phone: 520-494-5074

Email Address: Karen.hindhede@centralaz.edu

Instructional and interest areas: Composition and Rhetoric (especially basic writing); Women writers; Environmental literature; Children's literature

Education: B.A. English, Augustana College, Rock Island, IL; M.A. English, University of Nebraska, Lincoln

"A master can tell you what [he] expects of you.  A teacher, though, awakens your own expectations."  --Patricia Neal

That quote summarizes what I hope to do in my classes.  I love teaching and certainly have techniques, ideas, and experiences that assist students in their development as writers, readers, and thinkers, but I also believe we learn from each other. Ultimately, I hope students  leave my classes better knowing their strengths and having more curiosity for the world around them.

Besides teaching, I am passionate about traveling and have visited over half of the US and 30 countries; I also lived in Zimbabwe (Africa) for 2 years.  In addition to traveling, I enjoy reading, writing, biking and hiking as well as vegetarian cooking.  I love spending time with my partner and our daughter.


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