M.A. from John Carroll; Professor, Cuyahoga Community College, Eastern Campus

“JCU’s English major’s content diversity, the professors’ specializations, the openness of the faculty – these things helped me work my way into a tenure track teaching position after graduation. My pedagogy has been irreversibly, positively impacted by my experiences with John Carroll’s English department….At JCU, my teaching future was solidified when I got into a disagreement with Bilgere over an essay I wrote regarding To The Lighthouse. We argued, and in the end he was correct and I was incorrect. Coming from a home where ‘work’ meant working 9 to 5 at a factory or office, knowing that I could ‘work’ by challenging others intellectually seemed a good way to go.”