Adjunct Faculty

Covich, TheresaTheresa (Russ) Covich
Adjunct Professor of English
Office Location: Reynolds Hall 204
Email: truss@westmont.edu

Office Hours
Fall 2017
Before class by appointment







Theresa (Russ) Covich has 6+ years' experience teaching college and university courses. In her composition classroom, she encourages students to cultivate their own research interests, to read for contexts and conversations as well as analytically. Over the semester, her students' intensive and extensive reading helps them to recognize rhetorical conventions of academic writing, while she coaches them through the writing process--research, drafting, and revising.In her literature classes, students rediscover the value of reading verse aloud so that they listen more attentively as well as annotating visually.

Her academic research interests include early modern British literature and culture, especially poetry of the long eighteenth century, literature and the environment, and poetics of sustainability. Her current research project shows how English georgic verse (poetry which celebrates life and work in the countryside following a model from the Roman poet, Virgil) is a poetics of care. Georgic poets strive to encourage an ethic of cultivation for literary and arable fields—promoting good stewardship.

 

Anna Jordan

Anna Jordan
Adjunct Instructor of English
Office Location: Reynolds Hall 105
Email: ajordan@westmont.edu


Office Hours
Fall 2017
TuTh 10:00 - 11:00
and by appointment



Anna Jordan
graduated from Westmont with a BA in English Literature in 2007.She received her MFA in Creative Writing with an emphasis in Fiction from Vermont College of Fine Arts in 2012, and since then she has led a number of writing workshops and instructed learners of all levels and abilities.Her work has been published atVerily Magazine, Scary Mommy, Chicago Literati, Flash Fiction Magazine,andThe Broadcast.She is both writer and Creativity Director forCoffee and Crumbs, a collaborative blog about motherhood. Additionally,Anna is a collaborating writer on the forthcoming bookThe Magic of Motherhood(HarperCollins 2017). She lives in Goleta with her husband and three small children.



Beth LeeBeth Werner Lee
Adjunct Instructor of English
Office Location: Reynolds Hall 204
Email: betlee@westmont.edu

Office Hours
Fall 2017
TBA
and by appointment






Beth Werner Lee has a BA in English Literature from Wheaton College and an MA in English from SMU in Dallas. She has taught at every level, in public and private schools and in homeschool settings. When she first taught ENG-002 at Westmont, she was amazed at how students discovered the fun of writing well as they wrote on subjects they enjoyed.


Ann LippincottAnn Lippincott
Adjunct Instructor of English
Email: alippincott@westmont.edu

Office Hours
Spring 2017
and by appointment








Ann Lippincott received her PhD from the Gevirtz Graduate School of Education at UCSB in 1999, with an emphasis in Language, Culture and Literacy.  She completed her M.A. degree with a Bilingual Specialist Credential in 1984 and her California teaching credential in 1974. After having taught in K12 public schools, she joined the faculty of the Teacher Education Program at UCSB. Before “retiring” she was Associate Director of that program.  She continues to teach at UCSB, now with emeritus status. She also teaches courses as adjunct faculty at both Antioch SB and Westmont College.

Dr. Lippincott has earned an international reputation for her work with teachers in Micronesia, Argentina, Chile, Perú, and Uruguay.  She was a Fulbright scholar in South America in 1988, where she worked with teachers of English in the Southern Cone countries.  She has done similar work as an Academic Specialist under contract with the United States Information Agency since 1986. She loves teaching English 106 at Westmont College!


Teddy MackerEdward Macker
Adjunct Instructor of English
Office Location: Reynolds Hall 204
Email: emacker@westmont.edu

Office Hours
Fall 2017
TBA
and by appointment




 

Edward (Teddy) Macker teaches a variety of creative writing workshops and literature courses. He is also the faculty adviser for Into the Teeth of the Wind, the poetry journal of UCSB. His own writings—poems, shortstories, essays, and translations—appear widel: theAntioch Review, New Letters,theNew Ohio Review, Orion, Resurgence(UK), theSouthern Humanities Review,The Massachusetts Review,The Sun, various anthologies, andelsewhere. Among his honors is the Reginald S. Tickner Creative Writing Fellowship of the Gilman School in Baltimore. His first book of poetry—This World(foreword by Brother David Steindl-Rast)—appeared in March of 2015 through White Cloud Press. An orchardist, he lives with his wife and two daughters on a smallfarm in Carpinteria, California.



Aaron SizerAaron Sizer
Adjunct Instructor of English
Office Location: Gaede Institute
Email: asizer@westmont.edu

Office Hours
Spring 2017
By appointment, drop-ins are welcome




 

 



john wilderJohn Keith McGovern Wilder
Adjunct Professor of English
Office Location: Reynolds Hall 105
Phone: (805) 969-9931
Email: johnwilder@mac.com

Office Hours
Spring 2017
2:00 - 3:00 PM
and by appointment

Specialization: Screenwriting, producing, directing

John Wilder is recognized as a writer-producer of quality television programming. He has received the Writers Guild of America Award for Best Long-Form Television Drama, the Western Writers of America Award for Best Western Script and Film, two Western Heritage Awards for Best Western Drama, the Chicago International Film Festival Award for Best Television Series, two WGA nominations for Best TV Drama, two Emmy nominations for Best Television Series, and two Golden Globe nominations for Best Motion Picture Made for Television and Best Drama Series. Among the shows he has written, produced and directed are James Michener’s Centennial, The Streets of San Francisco, Spenser: For Hire, The Yellow Rose, Return To Lonesome Dove, Anne Rice’s The Feast of All Saints, and the recent Hallmark Movie, Norman Rockwell’s Shuffleton’s Barbershop. His first novel, Nobody Dies in Hollywood was published in October, 2015. He graduated with a BA in English Literature from UCLA in 1963, and lives with his wife and granddaughter in Santa Barbara, California, where he is Writer in Residence and Adjunct Professor of English at Westmont College.