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Faculty and Staff - Fabian Alvarez

Fabian Alvarez

Fabian Alvarez

Instructor

Office:  Cherry Hall 7E
Phone:  270-745-2562
Email:  fabian.alvarez@wku.edu

Courses

ENG 100 - Freshman Composition
ENG 200 - Introduction to Literature
ENG 300 - Writing in the Disciplines
ENG 300 IL - Writing in the Disciplines (online course through Independent Learning)

Bio

I grew up on small cotton farm in rural West Texas.  After high school, I set off to become a high school English teacher, earning my Bachelor’s of English from Angelo State University.  Life would take me to northern California, where I earned my Master’s Degree in Rhetoric and Composition from CSU, Chico.  In 2004, I made a new home in Bowling Green and have been teaching general education courses at WKU since Spring 2007.

Throughout my teaching career, I’ve been focused upon understanding the role of language in the creation and transformation of realities.  I find it my duty to help students participate in these investigations, believing that rhetorical analysis will be the most helpful skill they acquire.

Teaching Philosophy

I understand that students are not enthusiastic about taking general education courses, especially English, and for this reason, I try to make my courses relevant to students’ lives within the university and outside in the "real world."

In order to bring out the best in my students, I challenge them to exceed their self-expectations and attain a high level of excellence (while still enjoying the experience). It’s not my job to give good grades.  My job is to help create well-informed, literate citizens who can have success within academia and out in the “real world.”

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