English

Anderson, Christie; Instructor

Anderson, Christie; Instructor Office: 005-0107A

Phone: (509) 533-3601

Email: Christie.Anderson@sfcc.spokane.edu

 
M.A. Traditional Studies in Language and Literature, Eastern Washington University (1991) Thesis: Teaching Whole Language to Whole People as Adult Learners B.A.E. English and Fine Art, Secondary Ed. Eastern Washington University (1986)

My special interest lies in matters of diversity and multiculturalism. I am the College Literacy Center Director, and I teach various reading, writing and literature courses. In all my classes, I find there is a place to learn about, understand, and celebrate many of the voices that make up the world. I have a strong sense of community, knowing that we tend to do better when we are part of a group, moving toward similar goals, so my teaching strategies often include short and long term collaboration among class members. Working with students at SFCC to achieve their academic goals has and continues to be a particular pleasure. "I have discovered in life that there are ways of getting almost anywhere you want to go, if you really want to go." - Langston Hughes

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Ankcorn, Beth; ESL Instructor

Ankcorn, Beth; ESL Instructor Office: 005-0153

Phone: (509) 533-3561

Email: Beth.Ankcorn@sfcc.spokane.edu

60 Level Core Class (IELP)
Beth Ankcorn, Program Coordinator and ESL instructor in the Intensive English Language Program.

M.A. in Teaching English as a Second Language, Gonzaga University, 2012; M.A. in English with a Certificate in the Teaching of Composition, 2004; B.A. of International Studies, Gonzaga University, 1999.

I grew up in a town of approximately 600 people (I didn't forget any zeros). I loved that small place, but growing up there made me hungry to learn about the world. Since then, I've travelled to approximately 25 countries, and I have lived in Japan and Italy--each for about a year. Through the disciplines of international politics, literature, and linguistics, I have arrived at ESL teaching. I am grateful for every day that I get to step into the classroom and interact with international students.

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Anthony, Jared; Instructor

Anthony, Jared; Instructor Office: 024-0209

Phone: (509) 533-3607

Email: Jared.Anthony@sfcc.spokane.edu

English 101, Summer, Online Composition ToolBox Articulation Workshop Afterpresence English 101 English 102 Hybrid English 102 Online English 99 (Outcomes 101) Introduction to Literature
I never saw myself going to college. Eight years after high school, I started taking accounting classes in the evenings at Portland Community College in hopes of getting a raise at work. I transferred to Clark College, another community college across the river in Vancouver, WA. I had to take an English class, and I loved it. I saw how much fun my instructor was having, and I decided that was what I wanted to do for a living, too. Fourteen years later, I earned my PhD in Rhetoric and Composition at the same time as I started working here at SFCC. I know community colleges can change lives for the better because it happened to me. And now I get to play a role in making it happen for my students. I feel like I'm living the dream.

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Bankston, Zach; Instructor

Bankston, Zach; Instructor Office: 024-0212

Phone: (509) 533-3420

Email: Zach.Bankston@sfcc.spokane.edu

 
I am a second-generation community college grad who strongly believes in the community college mission. I came to SFCC because I love Spokane, and helping students achieve their educational and life goals is a passion of mine.

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Doerr, Mark; Instructor

Doerr, Mark; Instructor Office: 024-0240

Phone: (509) 533-3828

Email: Mark.Doerr@sfcc.spokane.edu

Comp II English 102 Faculty Association for Community and Technical Colleges English Composition 101 Mass Media Year In Review
Mark has been a faculty member at Spokane Falls Community College since 1981. He is also a member of the Faculty Association of Community and Technical Colleges. Mark currently teaches classes in mass media, news writing, and news production and is also an instructor in the English department.

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Sylla, Laurie; ESL Instructor

Sylla, Laurie; ESL Instructor Office: 005-0160

Phone: (509) 533-3609

Email: Laurie.Sylla@sfcc.spokane.edu

 
M.A. in TESL and Intercultural Studies, Wheaton College, 2003; B.A. in Cross-Cultural Studies, Northwestern College, 1998

I was born in chilly Minnesota but grew up in mountainous Colorado. I consider myself adventurous and, after graduating from college, decided to volunteer in Bangkok, Thailand for 1 year. That was the start of my career overseas, during which I returned to Thailand to teach for another 2 ½ years, taught in northern China for 1 year and trained teachers in rural Malaysia for 1 year. I love working with international students!

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