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Klinger, Alisa Ma

 

Main Office: LC 29
Phone Ext: 7691
Email: alisa.klinger@marin.edu
COM Main Numbers: (415) 457-8811
  (415) 883-2211

Office Hours
RoomStart TimeEnd TimeMonTueWedThurFriSatSun
BLDG27 125 9:00 PM9:30 PM
BLDG27 CAFE 6:45 PM9:15 PM
LC 29 10:00 AM11:00 AM

Positions
Organizational UnitPosition
English and HumanitiesInstructor
English and HumanitiesTemporary Faculty Instrl
English and HumanitiesTemporary Faculty Non-Instrl

Current and Future Courses
TermSection (CRN)CourseDatesDaysTimeCampusRoom
Fall 2014 81557 ENGL 150 - Read & Composition (1A) 08/18/14-12/05/14 M 18:10-21:00 IVC BLDG27 125
80201 ENGL 151 - Read & Composition (1B) 08/18/14-12/13/14 DL
80202 ENGL 151 - Read & Composition (1B) 08/18/14-12/13/14 DL
82181 ENGL 151 - Read & Composition (1B) 08/18/14-12/13/14 DL

About me
Alisa Klinger has a Ph.D. in English from the University of California at Berkeley and a Teaching English As A Second Language Certificate from the University of California at Santa Barbara. She has been pursuing her passion for texts, technology, and teaching in person and online for over two dozen years at colleges and universities in Canada, Arizona, and California. Presently, she teaches composition, critical thinking, literature, digital literacy, and gender studies.

My Philosophy
The overall philosophical interest that guides my teaching is the cultural production of identity and knowledge. I consider the classroom a forum for students (including myself) to develop our understanding of the material conditions through which ideas about gender, sexuality, race, ethnicity, and nationality are constructed and construed in various cultures and at various times. Interrogating the seductive logic and imagery of American popular culture requires us to take on the difficult tasks of dismantling assumptions, negotiating difference, practicing diplomacy, imagining alternatives, and creating equity. My teaching philosophy, however, is founded on my own version of the three R's: responsibility, reciprocity, and respect. These touchstones are not only vital for good teaching and even better learning, they are transferable to the world beyond the classroom as well.

Additional Information
Office hours are available by appointment or drop-in. If you are a Distance Education student, please contact me by Moodle Message to arrange an appointment online, over the telephone, or on the Kentfield or IVC campuses. (Daytimes and evenings available.)
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