Faculty

Sean Allen

Sean Allen

Biography:

Sean Allen has served as an English instructor at Bellevue College since 2006, teaching pre-college composition, written composition, literature, and creative writing classes. He earned a B.A. in English Teaching from the University of Washington in 2002, and an M. Ed. In TESOL  from Seattle University in 2005.


Instructor Brian Bergen-Aurand

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Catherine Berkenfield

Biography:

B.A. University of Montana | M.A. University of New Mexico Team & Project Based Writing ∙ Language Equity ∙ Linguistics ∙ Science Fiction “Language is a virus from outer space.” ~ William S. Burroughs


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Scott Bessho

Assistant Dean of Arts & Humanities/English Instructor | Co English Chair with Elizabeth Harazim

Biography:

A.A. Bellevue Community College | B.A. University of Washington | M.A. California State University



Laura Burns

Laura Burns

Biography:

B. A. University of Washington  | M.A. University of Washington


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Instructor Douglas Cole

Douglas Cole


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Donna Cowan


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Cassie Cross

Biography:

January 2010 – Present  I teach composition, research writing, technical writing, expository writing, fiction, nonfiction, and poetry in the classroom, online, and in a hybrid delivery. The writing classroom can be a warm, comfortable and exciting place to share words and I aim to create that in class. Working with fellow writers who put time …more about Cassie Cross


Renee Dickinson

Renee Dickinson


Jim Dicus

Jim Dicus


Gregory Grewell

  • Office Location: R 230

Lindsay Haney

Lindsay Haney, Ph.D

Biography:

Lindsay earned a B.A. with Distinction in English, magna cum laude, at the University of Washington, Seattle; a M.A. in English at Boston College, Chestnut Hill, MA; and a Ph.D. in English at the University of Notre Dame, Notre Dame, IN.  His teaching experience includes courses in composition and literature at Notre Dame and Boston …more about Lindsay Haney, Ph.D


Elizabeth Harazim

Elizabeth Harazim

Co English Chair with Scott Bessho

Biography:

My academic training is a mix of the social sciences, statistics, and rhetoric.  I hope to impress upon my students the importance of writing skills and the usefulness of thinking  critically and analyzing the world around them.   Since I am realistic about the fact that some among us would rather have a toothpulled than …more about Elizabeth Harazim


Isaiah Hemmen


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Ron Holland


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Craig Hurd-McKenney, Ph.D

Biography:

  EDUCATION PhD, Technical Communication & Rhetoric (Texas Tech University) Dissertation: Reality-Based Training as Technical Document: A Case Study of Cultural Construction in the Seattle Police Department MA, English (Southern Methodist University) Emphasis: Masculinities BA, English (Texas A&M University) Emphasis: 19th Century Literature CAMPUS SERVICE Coordinator, ENGL 235 Technical Writing Chair, Bellevue College LGBTQ Task Force …more about Craig Hurd-McKenney, Ph.D


Steven_Kent

Steven Kent


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Gordon Leighton

Gordon Leighton, Ph.D

Biography:

I have taught all levels of English for over twenty years here at Bellevue College.  I love working with my students and colleagues in this rich environment where we always have so many interesting things going on, and  I especially enjoy watching my Developmental English students move up into the college levels and go on …more about Gordon Leighton, Ph.D


David Kopp

David Lopez-Kopp

Writing Lab Faculty Chair / English Instructor

Biography:

David earned a bachelor’s degree in sociology, with an emphasis on gender studies and relationship violence, from State University of New York at Stony Brook, and a master’s degree in English, with an emphasis on composition studies and literature, from Northern Arizona University. Additionally, he holds an advanced certification in Teaching English to Speakers of …more about David Lopez-Kopp


Nan Ma

Nan Ma, Ph.D

Biography:

Nan Ma was born in Beijing and moved to Texas with her family in her teens.  As an undergraduate student, she studied Computer Science at Carnegie Mellon University before pursuing her passion for literature.  Her love for the written word is grounded in her belief that powerful writing impels us to see beyond our individual …more about Nan Ma, Ph.D


Instructor Natalie Martinez

Natalie A. Martínez, Ph.D

Biography:

“Natalie Martínez is an activist, poet and scholar of rhetorical studies. She received her BA in Literature from Westminster College-Salt Lake City, Utah, an MA in English Studies from Western Washington University, and her PhD in Rhetoric, Composition, and Linguistics from Arizona State University. She began teaching college composition and rhetoric in 2002. In 2008 she was a …more about Natalie A. Martínez, Ph.D


Pat Mesch

Pat Mesch

Biography:

BA Barat College, Lake Forest, IL | MA University of Illinois | Post Graduate in Teaching of Writing,  University of Chicago 


Michael Meyer

Michael Meyer

Biography:

Michael Meyer believes that teaching is a revolutionary act. The seeds of unrest he plants in the classroom revolve around the themes of community, consumerism, sustainability and animal rights. The roots of his current social, educational and personal interests are in small-town Iowa. He grew up a stone’s throw from IBP, one of the largest …more about Michael Meyer


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Donna Miguel

  • Email: d.miguel@bellevuecollege.edu
  • Phone: 425-564-2553
  • Office Location: R230 T
  • Office Hours: ON SABBATICAL LEAVE: Winter 2017/ Spring 2017

Biography:

Kumusta! My name is Donna Miguel, and I teach different types of reading/writing classes: pre-college, college and advanced composition, research writing, technical writing, literature classes, accelerated composition courses, and an Interdisciplinary class (English and Ethnic and Cultural Studies). As a Filipina-American born to immigrant parents, my experiences and learned knowledge of diversity/multicultural issues allows me …more about Donna Miguel


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Gary Olson


Hyesu Park

Hyesu Park, Ph. D

Biography:

Hyesu Park came to the U.S. from South Korea after earning her undergraduate degree in English. She holds Ph.D. in English from the Ohio State University. Her dissertation, “Narrating Other Minds: Alterity and Empathy in Post-1945 Asian American Literature,” explores Asian American authors’ innovative uses of the stereotypes about “inscrutable” Asian American minds by using …more about Hyesu Park, Ph. D


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Fernando Pérez

Biography:

A.A. Long Beach City College | B.A. California State University, Long Beach | M.F.A. Arizona State University


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Karrin Peterson

Biography:

I am Karrin Peterson: mother, wife, daughter, English instructor, gardener, and “sustainable living” activist. Because of the passion I feel for my roles, I find the lines between each blur and merge, as the jagged teeth of the Olympic Mountains and the ember sky do when I am sitting on my deck at 10:30 on …more about Karrin Peterson


Kim Pollock

Kimberly Pollock

Biography:

I strongly believe that each of us is responsible for what happens in the classroom. Students are just as capable of making a class great as the instructor. Through our studies, we are creating a new community in our own classroom, and we are each responsible to the other members of that community. The key …more about Kimberly Pollock


Instructor Tom Ryan

Tom Ryan

Biography:

B.A. Bethel University (St. Paul); M.Div The Seattle School of Theology & Psychology; Ph.D. candidate at the  University of Denver.


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Paula Sebastian

Biography:

Hello! My name is Paula Sebastian. I have been teaching at Bellevue College for 10 years as an adjunct faculty member  in the English Department/Arts and Humanities Division. I primarily teaching English 101 [Introduction to Composition] and English 201 [Research Writing], but I also teach English 235 [Technical Communication] and English 271 [Expository Writing]. Before …more about Paula Sebastian


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Martha Silano

Biography:

Martha Silano attended public schools in central New Jersey, graduating from Metuchen High School in 1979. She received her BA from Grinnell College and her MFA from the University of Washington. Silano was inspired by her father to become an instructor. He taught for many years at Kean University and as professor emeritus at University …more about Martha Silano


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James Torrence

Biography:

B.A. University of Washington  | M.A. Central Washington University


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Dan Tremaglio

Biography:

BA in Philosophy from Salve Regina University MA in Eastern Philosophy from St John’s College MFA in Creative Writing (Fiction) from Pacific University


Instructor Lynne Walker

Lynne Walker


Instructor Jeffrey White

Jeffery White

Biography:

B.A. The Evergreen State College  | M.F.A. University of Washington


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Kathleen White


Instructor Jun Xu

Jun Xu, Ph.D

Biography:

Jun holds a Ph. D in Language and Rhetoric from the English Department at the University of Washington. Her dissertation is titled “Where Knowledge Thrives: The Role of the Metaphorical in Scientific Process,” and its writing was supported by an Alvord Dissertation Fellowship. Her Master degree essay, “Austen’s Fans and Fans’ Austen,” was awarded the …more about Jun Xu, Ph.D


Steve Yarborough

Steve Yarborough