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Sarah E. Magin

Adjunct Faculty, Liberal Arts Division at College of DuPage

About Me

I am an experienced, learner-centered educator, who is actively seeking a full time faculty position where I can further enhance my teaching practices.

I currently hold a B.A. in English Literature from Knox College and a M.A. in English Literature from the University of Massachusetts, Amherst. I am devoted to continuing my education and plan to ultimately receive a Ph.D. in English Literature, with a concentration on 19th Century American Divorce Novels.

I approach teaching and learning as a process of mutual cooperation. In order to succeed as either a teacher or a student, you must rely on those around you as a source of support, knowledge, and inspiration. As an educator, I strive to create a student-centered classroom community in which students are active agents of their own education. In order to promote each student’s engagement with the learning process, I develop innovative assignments, workshops, and in-class activities. My teaching opportunities have provided me with extensive experience teaching varied student populations.

My disciplines and areas of professional expertise include…

Education

Experience

  • College of DuPage

    • 2012 - Present Adjunct Faculty
    • 2013 - Present Assistant Editor and Committee Member for ESSAI: The College of DuPage Anthology of Academic Writing Across the Curriculum
  • Morton College

    • 9/2014 - 1/2015 Adjunct Faculty
  • Prairie State College

    • 1/2014 - 8/2016 Adjunct Faculty
  • University of Massachusetts at Amherst, Writing Program

    • 1/2007 - 2012 College Writing Instructor
    • 1/2008 - 2012 Assistant Editor for The Student Writing Anthology
  • University of Massachusetts at Amherst, School of Nursing

    • 1/2010 - 2012 Writing Instructor

Honors

  • Distinguished Teaching Award Nomination

    2011 University of Massachusetts at Amherst

  • Phi Beta Kappa

    2007 Knox College

  • Magna cum Laude

    2007 Knox College

  • Howard Wilson Prize, Second Place

    2005 Knox College English Department

  • Ford Fellowship Winner

    2005 Knox College

Publications

  • Ralph’s Suicide and Undine’s ‘physical nearness’ in Edith Wharton’s 'The Custom of the Country'

    2010 The Explicator

  • ‘Why Do We Like Heathcliff?’: A consideration of Narrative Desire and 'Wuthering Heights'

    2007 The Common Room: The Knox College Online Journal of Literary Criticism

  • The Beginning and End of Nella Larsen’s 'Passing'

    2005 The Common Room: The Knox College Online Journal of Literary Criticism

  • Lavinia, Kate and Portia: The Progression of Identity

    2004 ESSAI: The College of DuPage Anthology of Academic Writing Across the Curriculum

Presentations

  • Open to Debate: Using Debate as a Teaching Tool

    1/2011 The Writing Program Spring Symposium, University of Massachusetts at Amherst

  • Performing American Divorce: A Consideration of Performance and Divorce in 19th Century Society and Literature

    4/2010 English Graduate Conference, University of Massachusetts at Amherst

  • ‘In a Dress Contrary to Nature’: Transvestism as the Foundation of the English Novel

    4/2007 Illinois Philological Association Conference

Courses Taught

  • Rhetoric I Eng 101

    Undergraduate

    Morton College

  • Composition II Eng 102

    Undergraduate

    Prairie State College

  • Composition I Eng 101

    Undergraduate

    Prairie State College

  • Introduction to Short Fiction Eng 1150

    Undergraduate

    College of DuPage

  • English Composition I Eng 1101

    Undergraduate

    College of DuPage

  • English Composition II Eng 1102

    Undergraduate

    College of DuPage

  • Children's Literature Eng 1157 Online

    Undergraduate

    College of DuPage

  • Introduction to Literature Eng 1130

    Undergraduate

    College of DuPage

  • Writing in Nursing Ethics Nursing 317, Nursing 317 Online

    Undergraduate

    School of Nursing, The University of Massachusetts at Amherst

  • College Writing EngWrit 112, EngWrit 112 Honors

    Undergraduate

    The Writing Program, The University of Massachusetts at Amherst