Tim Appignani
English/Language Arts Instructor

ABOUT TIM

 

Education:

Pennsylvania State University (Theatre and English - B.A.)

Temple University (History - M.A.)

University of Illinois at Chicago (Media, Technology & Gender - Ph.D - in progress)

Teaching Experience:

He has been teaching college undergrads for over a decade now, mixing his varied academic interests in English, Literature, History, Media Studies, and Communication Theory. These interests represent his own academic history.

 

Educational Philosophy:

"Every curriculum I design aims to develop college level reading and writing skills. In my experience I've found that students entering college are often unprepared for the  critical thinking and focused reading that college courses demand. Part of my approach to helping these students  is to show them how to articulate their own ideas, and embrace the experience of reading as an opportunity to respond to the text. I hope to bring these methods to my work at Berkeley2 so that my students here can transition successfully from the high school model to the college model with ease."

 

Interesting Fact:

He writes plays and have even had some of his work produced on stage.