Teaching

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Valerie currently teaches writing workshops (poetry and memoir) for adult writers several times a year.  

 

Visiting Associate Professor of English, University of Miami (2012-2013)

Undergraduate

Intermediate Poetry Workshop

Advanced Poetry Workshop

Graduate

Poetry as a Form of Community

Advanced Poetry Workshop

 

Guest Lecturer, The University of New Mexico (2007, 2010, 2012)

Undergraduate

Intermediate Poetry Workshop

Advanced Poetry Workshop

Sharing the Same Space: An Arts-Based Approach to Racial Healing

 

Tenured Professor of English and Creative Writing, Director of Interdisciplinary Studies, College of Santa Fe (2003-2009)

Undergraduate

Introduction to Creative Writing

Intermediate Poetry Workshop

Intermediate Creative Nonfiction Workshop

Advanced Creative Nonfiction Workshop

Southwest: Matter, Memory, Imagination (Interdisciplinary)

Freshman Interdisciplinary MAP Core Classes (team taught):

     The American Southwest: (Humanities, Science, Freshman Composition)

     Beauty (Humanities, Art, Freshman Composition)

Living History (Student Internship Program)

Masterpieces of American Literature

Nineteenth Century American Literature

Sr. Level Seminars: Emily Dickinson & Melville’s Moby Dick

 

Guest Lecturer, Institute for American Indian Arts (2010)

Undergraduate

Creative Nonfiction

 

Visiting Assistant Professor of English, Ursinus College (2000-2003)

Undergraduate

Poetry Writing I

Poetry Writing II

Advanced Creative Writing

Twentieth Century Poetry & Poetics

Global, Postmodern Poetry

Honors Projects in Poetry

Women’s Literature

Creative Nonfiction

Advanced Expository Writing

Freshman Composition

Native American Women’s Literature

 

Assistant Professor of English, New Mexico Highlands University (1996-2000)

Undergraduate

Creative Writing: Poetry I

Creative Writing: Poetry II

Introduction to Poetry

Native American Women’s Literature

Contemporary Latino Literature

Freshman Composition

Basic Reading & Writing

Graduate

Creative Writing: Advanced Poetry I

Creative Writing: Advanced Poetry II

Major American Poets

Methods of Tutoring & Teaching Writing

 

Graduate Assistant in Teaching, University of Arizona (1987-1992)

Undergraduate

Intermediate Poetry Workshop

Advanced Poetry Workshop

Introduction to Poetry

Freshman Composition I

Technical Writing

Freshman Composition II

Honors Composition Developmental Reading & Writing