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Dr. Jayson Iwen joins Writing and Library Science faculty

Posted on Aug 5, 2011
Introducing Dr. Jayson Iwen, one of our new writing faculty for Fall 2011.

Dr. Jayson Iwen
Assistant Professor Writing

Education: Doctorate degree in 2002 from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee. Concentration in creative writing and poetry.

Background: Writer and poet with experience teaching English and writing

Interesting fact: In Beirut, between 2004 and 2006, Dr. Iwen organized, publicized, and emceed the first postwar public open mic reading series in Lebanon. This series had led to ongoing readings at the Blue Note Café.

Q. What are you anticipating most about your job at UW-Superior?  

A. "I'm looking forward to working in an environment where education is the number one focus, where students and faculty are provided with the necessary resources to do their jobs to the best of their ability, and where community collaboration is encouraged."

 

Q. What's your favorite topic to teach?  

A. "I love teaching courses that either explore territory unfamiliar to students, such as cross-genre writing, or that dig into ground that is often passed without even a passing glance, such as the function of metaphor in everyday thought."

 

Q. What message do you have for your students?

A. "Make it fun!"

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