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Language Arts and Academic Development: Faculty & Staff

Mark Hoffer

year started at AVC

1996, adjunct; 2004, full-time


schools attended and degrees received

California State University Northridge: BA in Creative Writing, MA in Literature


academic interests, general teaching areas

 interdisciplinary learning, cultural studies; composition, literature, and creative writing


campus service and presentations

 Department Chair of English and Reading.  Most of my conference papers involve merging texts across genres and traditions, i.e. contemporary film with world mythology, and I take this approach in the classroom as well.  I want students to feel the challenge of the educational experience, and through this to become as independent and fearless and inquisitive as possible.