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Shawna Van

Title
Chair
Phone
(970) 204-8281
Email
Shawna.Van@frontrange.edu
Campus
Larimer Campus
Office Location
SP234                                                   
Department
Larimer Campus Rhetoric, Languages and Philosophy


Shawna has taught composition, literature, and creative writing at FRCC since 1999, and continues to teach composition in the Learning Communities program. She also chairs the Rhetoric, Languages, and Philosophy department which houses the English and College Composition & Reading, Literature, Journalism, Communication, foreign languages, and Philosophy programs.

Teaching Philosophy

I believe that community colleges make education truly democratic. Regardless of one’s socio-economic background or GPA K-12, we are willing to work with anyone who wants to learn and help that person create a whole new path. I am happy to be a part of that system.

Teaching Experience

2013 - Present Chair—Rhetoric, Languages, and Philosophy

1998 - 2013 Lead Faculty, Developmental English, Reading, and AAA

1996 - 1998 GTA at Colorado State University

1993 - 1997 Writing Center Director and instructor at Aims Community College, Loveland Campus

Education

Colorado State University, English M.A., 1998
University of Northern Colorado, English B.A., 1993

Courses Taught

  • College Composition and Reading
  • English Composition 1
  • English Composition 2
  • Technical Writing for Clean Energy
  • Creative Writing
  • Learning Communities with Humanities, Literature, and Ethics
    

Additional Information

Honors, Awards, Publications

2014 — Outstanding Team Award, ENG and CCR faculty
2013 — President’s Award for Outstanding Contribution
2013 — Outstanding Department Award, Arts and Letters
2012 — President’s Award for Innovation
2002 — Master Teacher Award