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Mark-Hussey

Mark Hussey

Title
Faculty
Phone
(970) 204-8272
Email
Mark.Hussey@frontrange.edu
Campus
Larimer Campus
Office Location
CP209
Department
Rhetoric, Languages and Philosophy


Mark Hussey graduated from Colorado State University with a Masters Degree in Literature, but with an interest in theories of writing and how writing provides both access to power and the means of exercising power. Mark has taught at Front Range Community Colleges since 2009, mainly in developmental reading and writing and in learning community classes. In 2014, he provided leadership in developing and implementing the CCR 093 curriculum. When not teaching, he enjoys escaping on backpacking trips into the mountains or throughout the western desert.

Teaching Philosophy

For me, teaching is about empowering and equipping students for success. Many students arrive at college blinded to their own potential because they feel disenfranchised, unmotivated, and under-confident. What drives me as a teacher is removing that blind spot students have and watching students excel as they realize their potential.

Teaching Experience

2014 - Present
Full-time English Faculty at Front Range Community College 
2009 - 2014
Adjunct faculty at Front Range Community College
2008 - 2009
Adjunct faculty at Colorado State University
2007 - 2008
Adjunct faculty at Aims Community College

Education

Colorado State University, English M.A., 2007
Wheaton College, English, B.A., 2004

Courses Taught

  • College Composition and Reading: Studio D
  • College Composition and Reading: Studio 121
  • College Composition I
  • College Composition II
  • Learning Community: College Composition I and Logic
  • Learning Community: College Composition II and Ethics

Additional Information

Publications
  • CCCS Frontline Article: “My Redesign Experience: Studio D: Deconstructing the Disciplines.”  Inside CCCS: Faculty Voices.  Colorado, August 2014.
  • Conference Presentation: Dorothy’s Moving Heart: Dorothy Wordsworth and the Ethics of Writing Nature. Southwest/Texas Pop Culture and American Culture Association. Albuquerque, New Mexico, February 2008.
  • Conference Presentation: Dorothy’s Moving Heart: Dorothy Wordsworth and the Ethics of Writing Nature. Conference Presentation. Graduate Literary Symposium, Colorado State University. Fort Collins, Colorado, April 2007.
  • Conference Presentation: “Desiring Borders: Towards a Psycho-Geographic Deconstruction of Borders in Barry Lopez’s ‘Arctic Dreams.’ New Directions Conference: (Re)Locating Borders: Negotiating & Constructing Identities. University of Arizona. Tucson, Arizona, February 2007.
  • Literary Publication: “You can’t write about anything but clouds anymore.” Poem. The A Literary Magazine. Fort Collins, Colorado, 2006.
Awards
  • 2011 – 2012 Adjunct of the Year Award. Arts and Letters Department, Front Range Community College, Fort Collins, Colorado, 2012.
  • 2010 – 2011 Master Teacher Nominee. Arts and Letters Department, Front Range Community College, Fort Collins, Colorado, 2011.
  • Distinction For Excellent Writing. Masters Project on Dorothy Wordsworth, “Dorothy’s Moving Heart: Dorothy Wordsworth and the Ethics of Writing Nature.” Colorado State University, Fort Collins, Colorado, 2007.
  • First Place, Outstanding Literary Essay Contest. Colorado State University, For Collins, Colorado, 2006.