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Jill Dahlman, former English Lecturer

Contact Information

Department of Language Arts


Windward Community College
45-720 Kea‘ahala Rd.
Kaneohe, HI 96744

Email: dahlman@hawaii.edu


Other Responsibilities and Activities




Jill Dahlman can be reached through Skype: dr.jill.dahlman. Please be certain to email her ahead of time to set up an appointment to meet on Skype .


Jill at GraduationEducation

  • BA in Writing from University of Hawaii at Hilo, minor in Geology
  • MA in Composition and Rhetoric from UH-Manoa
  • Ph.D. in Composition and Rhetoric from UH-Manoa.

Research Interests

My specific studies are in Composition pedagogy, Service-Learning pedagogy, and the Rhetoric of Popular Culture (specifically comic books, Star Trek, and protest music); however, I also have a strong interest in the Rhetoric of Politics, especially the Holocaust (I am still trying to figure out why people followed Hitler...) and the Rhetoric of the American Dream (visual rhetoric/media studies). My MA concentrated on the use of an online writing laboratory (OWL) to help specific groups of students.


Professional Activities and Affiliations

  • Active member of MLA (Modern Language Association)
  • Chair of Literature and War panel for Rocky Mountain MLA
  • President (national) of SIG on Visual Rhetoric, CCCC (Conference on College Composition and Communication)
  • Chair of Fantasy and SciFi for OPCA (Oceanic Popular Culture Association)
  • member of TYCA (Two Year College Association)
  • member of Service-Learning special interest group for CCCC
  • member of Writing Center Association
  • Attended Hawaii Great Teachers Seminar, 2010

Favorite Food

I used to be a food critic, so you have to like, or be willing to try, everything.... If I were pressed against the wall, I'd have to go with buttered pasta and ice cream. Make that just ice cream... :)


Favorite Movies

  • Anything Star Trek, of course!
  • Best movies to get me out of "writer's block" would include Twister, True Lies, The Mummy, Volcano, The Core

Picture of Jill Dahlman and her brother Favorite Books

I haven't had much time to read "fun stuff" (like novels) since I've been working on my Ph.D.; however, if given the chance to actually read something for fun, I aim first for SF (science fiction) before all else. I really want to see a happy, utopian society before I die, but I know that's unrealistic!


Most Interesting Job

Working for a fishing charter company where part of my pay was in fish.... The job I had the most fun at was writing for Kauai Magazine as a food critic. The job I love the most though, more than anything else, is teaching. You can't beat the students! They teach me more every day than I could possibly learn from any book.


Favorite Place

I love to drive around the island with my best friend, Susan. (It's a gift we give each other every Christmas but try for more often). I've lived on Big Island and Kauai. Kauai is where I go for three day weekends to study. It's seriously peaceful. My favorite place in the world, where I still dream about and want to go back to time and again is the Grand Canyon. I whitewatered it twice and long to go back and do it again.

 


Classes Taught

    ENG 100 - Expository Writing

    • Spring 2015 - 00:00:00, Online Learning
    • Spring 2014 - TBA, - CRN: 60658 - view syllabus
    • Fall 2013 - TBA, - CRN: 64032 - view syllabus
    • Spring 2013 - TBA, - CRN: 62446 - view syllabus
    • Fall 2012 - TBA, - CRN: 61112 - view syllabus
    • Spring 2012 - TBA, - CRN: 64399
    • Fall 2011 - TBA, - CRN: 63431 - view syllabus
    • Spring 2011 - TR, 3:00pm to 4:15pm, Hale No‘eau 124 - CRN: 61032 - view syllabus
    • Spring 2011 - TR, 5:30pm to 6:45pm, Hale No‘eau 124 - CRN: 61033 - view syllabus
    • Spring 2011 - TBA, - CRN: 61382 - view syllabus
    • Summer 2011 - TBA, - CRN: 62047 - view syllabus
    • Fall 2010 - TR, 5:30pm to 6:45pm, Hale Pālanakila 124 - CRN: 60134 - view syllabus
    • Fall 2010 - TBA, - CRN: 60434 - view syllabus
    • Fall 2010 - TR, 3:00pm to 4:15pm, Hale Pālanakila 124 - CRN: 60038 - view syllabus
    • Spring 2010 - TR, 3:00pm to 4:25pm, Hale Pālanakila 124 - CRN: 63050 - view syllabus
    • Spring 2010 - TR, 5:30pm to 6:55pm, Hale Pālanakila 124 - CRN: 63053 - view syllabus
    • Spring 2010 - TR, 1:30pm to 2:55pm, Hale Pālanakila 212 - CRN: 63383 - view syllabus
    • Fall 2009 - TR, 8:15am to 9:30am, Hale No‘eau 123 - CRN: 62043 - view syllabus
    • Fall 2009 - TR, 9:45am to 11:00am, Hale No‘eau 124 - CRN: 62046 - view syllabus
    • Spring 2009 - TR, 1:30pm to 2:45pm, Hale Pālanakila 124 - CRN: 60069 - view syllabus
    • Spring 2009 - TR, 3:00pm to 4:25pm, Hale Pālanakila 124 - CRN: 60070 - view syllabus
    • Fall 2008 - TR, 9:45am to 11:00am, Hale Pālanakila 124 - CRN: 64049 - view syllabus
    • Spring 2008 - TR, 9:45am to 11:00am, Hale Kuhina 112 - CRN: 62079 - view syllabus
    • Spring 2008 - TR, 11:15am to 12:30pm, Hale Pālanakila 124 - CRN: 62080 - view syllabus
    • Summer 2008 - MTWR, 10:30am to 12:05pm, Hale Pālanakila 124 - CRN: 63007
    • Fall 2007 - TR, 1:30pm to 2:45pm, Hale Pālanakila 124 - CRN: 61268
    • Fall 2007 - TR, 9:45am to 11:00am, Hale Kuhina 112 - CRN: 61051
    • Spring 2007 - TR, 3:00pm to 4:25pm, Hale Manaleo 101 - CRN: 64261
    • Spring 2007 - TR, 9:45am to 11:00am, Hale Manaleo 101 - CRN: 64050
    • Summer 2007 - MTWR, 8:15am to 9:50am, Hale Pālanakila 102 - CRN: 60001

    ENG 253 - World Literature I

    • Summer 2008 - MTWR, 10:30am to 12:05pm, Hale Pālanakila 124 - CRN: 63022

    ENG 271 - Introduction to Literature: Genre

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