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Language Arts and Academic Development: Faculty & Staff

Brian Palagallo

year started at AVC



schools attended and degrees received

San Diego State University: BA, English

California State University, Northridge:  MA, English (w/ concentration in Creative Writing)


academic interests, general teaching areas

x creative writing, linguistics, theory, modern and contemporary literature, and visual media; academic composition, critical thinking and analysis, developmental writing


teaching philosophy

My approach to teaching is multifoliate (after all, the world is a large place to navigate through instruction alone) but can be summarized as follows: Composition, like any art, should challenge us to think beyond our comfort zones; art should never be a linear function, or a matter of “getting it” or “not getting it.”

When we challenge our art, and the way we look at art, we create new ideas, and this process is what propels writing.