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Desi (Desiree) Poteet, English Instructor

Contact Information

Department of Language Arts

Hale ‘Ākoakoa, 237
Windward Community College
45-720 Kea‘ahala Rd.
Kaneohe, HI 96744

Email: poteetd@hawaii.edu

Phone: 236-9188


Committee Membership


Other Responsibilities and Activities


Class Schedule for Fall 2017

ENG 100 - S-Composition I (3) [syllabus] MW - 8:30am to 9:45am, Hale Manaleo 112  CRN: 61443

ENG 100 - S-Composition I (3) [syllabus] MW - 11:30am to 12:45pm, Hale Manaleo 112  CRN: 61445

ENG 100 - S-Composition I (3) [syllabus] T - 10:00am to 11:15am, Hale Manaleo 112  CRN: 61318

ENG 100X - S-Directed Support (1) [syllabus] R - 8:30am to 9:45am, Hale Manaleo 112  CRN: 61444

ENG 100X - S-Directed Support (1) [syllabus] R - 11:30am to 12:45pm, Hale Manaleo 112  CRN: 61446

ENG 280 - Book Production: Pueo (3) [syllabus] MW - 2:30pm to 3:45pm, Hale ‘Ākoakoa 236  CRN: 61101


Additional Schedule for Fall 2017

Office Hours WR 10:00am to 11:15am, Hale ‘Ākoakoa 237

Meeting F 11:00am to 1:00pm, Hale Manaleo 111

Office Hours T 11:30am to 12:45pm, Hale ‘Ākoakoa 237

Office Hours M 1:00pm to 2:15pm, Hale ‘Ākoakoa 237

Meeting T 1:00pm to 4:00pm, Hale Pālanakila 117

Meeting R 2:30pm to 3:30pm, Hale Kuhina 106


Schedule (Fall 2017)

Start TimeMondayTuesdayWednesdayThursdayFriday
8:00am to 8:30am     
8:30am to 9:00am ENG 100
MLEO 112
  ENG 100
MLEO 112
 ENG 100X
MLEO 112
 
9:00am to 9:30am ENG 100
MLEO 112
  ENG 100
MLEO 112
 ENG 100X
MLEO 112
 
9:30am to 10:00am ENG 100
MLEO 112
  ENG 100
MLEO 112
 ENG 100X
MLEO 112
 
10:00am to 10:30am  ENG 100
MLEO 112
 Office Hours
AKOA 237
 Office Hours
AKOA 237
 
10:30am to 11:00am  ENG 100
MLEO 112
 Office Hours
AKOA 237
 Office Hours
AKOA 237
 
11:00am to 11:30am  ENG 100
MLEO 112
 Office Hours
AKOA 237
 Office Hours
AKOA 237
 Meeting
MLEO 111
11:30am to 12:00pm ENG 100
MLEO 112
 Office Hours
AKOA 237
 ENG 100
MLEO 112
 ENG 100X
MLEO 112
 Meeting
MLEO 111
12:00pm to 12:30pm ENG 100
MLEO 112
 Office Hours
AKOA 237
 ENG 100
MLEO 112
 ENG 100X
MLEO 112
 Meeting
MLEO 111
12:30pm to 1:00pm ENG 100
MLEO 112
 Office Hours
AKOA 237
 ENG 100
MLEO 112
 ENG 100X
MLEO 112
 Meeting
MLEO 111
1:00pm to 1:30pm Office Hours
AKOA 237
 Meeting
PALANA 117
   
1:30pm to 2:00pm Office Hours
AKOA 237
 Meeting
PALANA 117
   
2:00pm to 2:30pm Office Hours
AKOA 237
 Meeting
PALANA 117
   
2:30pm to 3:00pm ENG 280
AKOA 236
 Meeting
PALANA 117
 ENG 280
AKOA 236
 Meeting
KUHINA 106
 
3:00pm to 3:30pm ENG 280
AKOA 236
 Meeting
PALANA 117
 ENG 280
AKOA 236
 Meeting
KUHINA 106
 
3:30pm to 4:00pm ENG 280
AKOA 236
 Meeting
PALANA 117
 ENG 280
AKOA 236
  
4:00pm to 4:30pm     

 

Course Evaluations: from eCafe

 


 

On Campus Activities

  • Pueo faculty co-advisor
  • RAD Facilitator @ WCC - Reading Across the Disciplines

 


 

Education

  • National University, Master of Fine Arts, Professional Screenwriting
  • University of Hawai‘i, Mānoa, Master of Arts – English (creative writing), The Grace of Dark Times – a collection of fiction (thesis)
  • University of Hawai‘i, Mānoa, Bachelor of Arts with Distinction, English
  • Windward Community College, Associate of Arts with Honors
  • Punahou High School

 


 

Picture of  Desi with Ian Macmillan

Desi Poteet and Ian MacMillan, May 2007

Hawaii Review: A special tribute to Ian Macmillan - Front Cover
Back cover of Tribute to Ian MacMillan

Published in 2008, Hawai`i Review: “A Special Tribute to Ian MacMillian,” honors Ian MacMillan on his retirement after 40-plus years of teaching writing at the University of Hawai‘i, Mānoa. This double issue includes award-winning contributors connected to Ian in various ways - colleagues, friends, and students - all eager to be a part of honoring Ian, a man who teaches not only how to write a good story, but also how to live a good life, by his own example.

 

Writing Recognition (a partial list)

  • Myrle Clark Award with Distinction
  • Moondance International Film Festival, finalist (feature screenplay)
  • American Zoetrope Screenwriting Competition, semi-finalist (feature screenplay)
  • Moondance International Film Festival, semi-finalist (fiction)
  • The Writer’s Network, quarter-finalist (feature screenplay and fiction)


 

Affiliations (partial list)

 


 

Writing Interests

Writing screenplays is my first love, but over the years I’ve enjoyed experimenting with other genres, including fiction and creative non-fiction.

 


 

Favorite Authors (the very short list)

I love reading stories that surprise me, inhabit my imagination, and demonstrate dexterity in wordsmithing.  The following authors have made a lasting impression in my life: Mitch Albom, John Irving, Ian MacMillan, Michael Ondaatje, Dr. Seuss, Neil Simon, Ann Tyler, Chris Van Allsburg, and Kurt Vonnegut, Jr.

 


Classes Taught

    ENG 100 - Expository Writing

    • Spring 2018 - MW, 8:30am to 9:45am, Hale Manaleo 126 - CRN: 62130
    • Fall 2017 - T, 10:00am to 11:15am, Hale Manaleo 112 - CRN: 61318 - view syllabus
    • Fall 2017 - MW, 8:30am to 9:45am, Hale Manaleo 112 - CRN: 61443 - view syllabus
    • Fall 2017 - MW, 11:30am to 12:45pm, Hale Manaleo 112 - CRN: 61445 - view syllabus
    • Spring 2017 - TBA, - CRN: 64171 - view syllabus
    • Spring 2017 - MW, 11:30am to 12:45pm, Hale Manaleo 125 - CRN: 64174 - view syllabus
    • Fall 2016 - MW, 8:30am to 9:45am, Hale Manaleo 126 - CRN: 63537 - view syllabus
    • Fall 2016 - MW, 8:30am to 9:45am, Hale Manaleo 126 - CRN: 63538 - view syllabus
    • Fall 2016 - MW, 1:00pm to 2:15pm, Hale Manaleo 126 - CRN: 63541 - view syllabus
    • Fall 2016 - MW, 1:00pm to 2:15pm, Hale Manaleo 126 - CRN: 63542 - view syllabus
    • Fall 2016 - TR, 8:30am to 9:45am, Hale Manaleo 126 - CRN: 63545 - view syllabus
    • Fall 2016 - TR, 8:30am to 9:45am, Hale Manaleo 126 - CRN: 63546 - view syllabus
    • Spring 2015 - TR, 1:00pm to 2:15pm, Hale Manaleo 126 - CRN: 63238 - view syllabus
    • Fall 2014 - TR, 8:30am to 9:45am, Hale Pālanakila 122 - CRN: 62310 - view syllabus
    • Fall 2014 - TR, 8:30am to 9:45am, Hale Pālanakila 122 - CRN: 62311 - view syllabus
    • Fall 2014 - MW, 8:30am to 9:45am, Hale Pālanakila 122 - CRN: 62066 - view syllabus
    • Fall 2014 - MW, 8:30am to 9:45am, Hale Pālanakila 122 - CRN: 62081 - view syllabus
    • Spring 2014 - TR, 8:30am to 9:45am, Hale Pālanakila 124 - CRN: 60507 - view syllabus
    • Fall 2013 - MW, 8:30am to 9:45am, Hale Pālanakila 124 - CRN: 64524 - view syllabus
    • Fall 2013 - MW, 8:30am to 9:45am, Hale Pālanakila 124 - CRN: 64525 - view syllabus
    • Fall 2013 - TR, 8:30am to 9:45am, Hale Pālanakila 122 - CRN: 64530 - view syllabus
    • Fall 2013 - TR, 8:30am to 9:45am, Hale Pālanakila 122 - CRN: 64531 - view syllabus
    • Spring 2013 - MW, 8:30am to 9:45am, Hale Pālanakila 124 - CRN: 62028 - view syllabus
    • Fall 2012 - MW, 2:30pm to 3:45pm, Hale Pālanakila 124 - CRN: 61111 - view syllabus
    • Fall 2012 - MWF, 10:30am to 11:20am, Hale Pālanakila 124 - CRN: 61473 - view syllabus
    • Fall 2012 - MWF, 10:30am to 11:20am, Hale Pālanakila 124 - CRN: 61265 - view syllabus
    • Fall 2012 - MWF, 11:30am to 12:20pm, Hale Pālanakila 124 - CRN: 61267 - view syllabus
    • Fall 2011 - MWF, 10:00am to 10:50am, Hale Pālanakila 124 - CRN: 63332 - view syllabus
    • Fall 2011 - MWF, 12:00pm to 12:50pm, Hale Pālanakila 124 - CRN: 63343 - view syllabus
    • Fall 2011 - MWF, 1:00pm to 1:50pm, Hale Pālanakila 124 - CRN: 63345 - view syllabus
    • Fall 2011 - TR, 11:00am to 12:15pm, Hale ‘Ākoakoa 132 - CRN: 63122 - view syllabus
    • Spring 2011 - MWF, 10:30am to 11:20am, Hale Pālanakila 124 - CRN: 61269 - view syllabus
    • Spring 2011 - MWF, 12:30pm to 1:20pm, Hale Pālanakila 124 - CRN: 61029 - view syllabus
    • Fall 2010 - MWF, 12:30pm to 1:20pm, Hale Pālanakila 124 - CRN: 60133 - view syllabus
    • Fall 2010 - MWF, 8:30am to 9:20am, Hale ‘Ākoakoa 113 - CRN: 60442 - view syllabus
    • Fall 2010 - MWF, 10:30am to 11:20am, Hale Pālanakila 124 - CRN: 60041 - view syllabus
    • Spring 2010 - TR, 8:15am to 9:30am, Hale Pālanakila 124 - CRN: 63054 - view syllabus
    • Spring 2010 - MWF, 12:30pm to 1:20pm, Hale Pālanakila 124 - CRN: 63381 - view syllabus
    • Fall 2009 - MWF, 12:30pm to 1:20pm, Hale Pālanakila 124 - CRN: 62152 - view syllabus
    • Fall 2009 - MWF, 10:30am to 11:20am, Hale Pālanakila 124 - CRN: 62047 - view syllabus
    • Spring 2009 - MWF, 10:30am to 11:20am, Hale Pālanakila 124 - CRN: 60331 - view syllabus
    • Fall 2008 - TR, 8:15am to 9:30am, Hale Pālanakila 124 - CRN: 64046
    • Spring 2008 - TR, 3:00pm to 4:15pm, Hale Pālanakila 124 - CRN: 62242 - view syllabus

    ENG 100X - Directed Support

    • Fall 2017 - R, 8:30am to 9:45am, Hale Manaleo 112 - CRN: 61444 - view syllabus
    • Fall 2017 - R, 11:30am to 12:45pm, Hale Manaleo 112 - CRN: 61446 - view syllabus
    • Fall 2016 - F, 8:30am to 9:45am, Hale Manaleo 126 - CRN: 63539 - view syllabus
    • Fall 2016 - F, 8:30am to 9:45am, Hale Manaleo 126 - CRN: 63540 - view syllabus
    • Fall 2016 - F, 1:00pm to 2:15pm, Hale Manaleo 126 - CRN: 63543 - view syllabus
    • Fall 2016 - F, 1:00pm to 2:15pm, Hale Manaleo 126 - CRN: 63544 - view syllabus

    ENG 19 - Writing Essentials

    • Spring 2012 - MWF, 10:00am to 10:50am, Hale Mana‘opono 115 - CRN: 64478 - view syllabus

    ENG 199V - Magazine Production (Rain Bird)

    • Spring 2013 - TR, 2:30pm to 3:45pm, Hale ‘Ākoakoa 240 - CRN: 62029

    ENG 204C - Introduction to Creative Writing (Screenwriting)

    • Spring 2018 - MW, 1:00pm to 2:15pm, Hale Manaleo 112 - CRN: 62197
    • Spring 2017 - TR, 10:00am to 11:15am, Hale Pālanakila 117 - CRN: 64271 - view syllabus
    • Fall 2016 - MW, 10:00am to 11:15am, Hale Pālanakila 117 - CRN: 63489 - view syllabus
    • Spring 2016 - TR, 8:30am to 9:45am, Hale Pālanakila 227 - CRN: 61380 - view syllabus

    ENG 209 - Business Writing

    • Spring 2016 - TBA, - CRN: 61445 - view syllabus
    • Spring 2016 - TBA, - CRN: 61126 - view syllabus
    • Spring 2015 - MW, 8:30am to 9:45am, Hale Manaleo 112 - CRN: 63141 - view syllabus
    • Spring 2015 - TR, 8:30am to 9:45am, Hale Manaleo 112 - CRN: 63193 - view syllabus
    • Spring 2015 - TBA, - CRN: 63240 - view syllabus
    • Fall 2014 - TBA, - CRN: 62235 - view syllabus
    • Fall 2014 - TR, 11:30am to 12:45pm, Hale ‘Ākoakoa 113 - CRN: 62236 - view syllabus
    • Spring 2014 - MW, 8:30am to 9:45am, Hale ‘Ākoakoa 113 - CRN: 60212 - view syllabus
    • Spring 2014 - TR, 11:30am to 12:45pm, Hale ‘Ākoakoa 113 - CRN: 60213 - view syllabus
    • Fall 2013 - MW, 2:30pm to 3:45pm, Hale ‘Ākoakoa 113 - CRN: 64629 - view syllabus
    • Fall 2013 - MW, 11:30am to 12:45pm, Hale ‘Ākoakoa 113 - CRN: 64417 - view syllabus
    • Fall 2013 - TR, 11:30am to 12:45pm, Hale ‘Ākoakoa 113 - CRN: 64418 - view syllabus
    • Spring 2013 - MW, 11:30am to 12:45pm, Hale Pālanakila 122 - CRN: 62272 - view syllabus
    • Fall 2012 - TR, 8:30am to 9:45am, Hale Pālanakila 122 - CRN: 61100 - view syllabus
    • Spring 2012 - TR, 8:30am to 9:45am, Hale No‘eau 123 - CRN: 64394 - view syllabus

    ENG 22 - Introduction to Expository Writing

    • Spring 2016 - TR, 11:30am to 12:45pm, Hale Manaleo 125 - CRN: 61190 - view syllabus
    • Spring 2016 - MW, 11:30am to 12:45pm, Hale Manaleo 112 - CRN: 61363 - view syllabus
    • Fall 2015 - MW, 10:00am to 11:15am, Hale Manaleo 126 - CRN: 60192 - view syllabus
    • Fall 2015 - MW, 10:00am to 11:15am, Hale Manaleo 126 - CRN: 60194 - view syllabus
    • Fall 2015 - TR, 11:30am to 12:45pm, Hale Manaleo 112 - CRN: 60195 - view syllabus
    • Fall 2015 - TR, 11:30am to 12:45pm, Hale Manaleo 112 - CRN: 60196 - view syllabus
    • Fall 2015 - MW, 11:30am to 12:45pm, Hale Manaleo 126 - CRN: 60199 - view syllabus
    • Fall 2015 - MW, 11:30am to 12:45pm, Hale Manaleo 126 - CRN: 60200 - view syllabus
    • Spring 2011 - MWF, 9:30am to 10:20am, Hale Pālanakila 225 - CRN: 61028 - view syllabus
    • Spring 2011 - MWF, 11:30am to 12:20pm, Hale Pālanakila 102 - CRN: 61416 - view syllabus
    • Spring 2010 - MWF, 9:30am to 10:20am, Hale Pālanakila 211 - CRN: 63047 - view syllabus
    • Spring 2010 - MWF, 8:30am to 9:20am, Hale Pālanakila 211 - CRN: 63048 - view syllabus
    • Fall 2009 - MWF, 9:30am to 10:20am, Hale Manaleo 102 - CRN: 62369 - view syllabus
    • Spring 2009 - MWF, 8:30am to 9:20am, Hale Manaleo 116 - CRN: 60068 - view syllabus

    ENG 271 - Introduction to Literature: Genre

    • Spring 2018 - TBA, - CRN: 62353
    • Fall 2015 - TR, 1:00pm to 2:15pm, Hale Pālanakila 212 - CRN: 60291 - view syllabus
    • Fall 2012 - TR, 1:00pm to 2:15pm, Hale Pālanakila 213 - CRN: 61154 - view syllabus

    ENG 272 - Introduction to Literature: Culture and Literature

    • Fall 2014 - MW, 11:30am to 12:45pm, Hale Pālanakila 212 - CRN: 62141 - view syllabus
    • Spring 2014 - MW, 1:00pm to 2:15pm, Hale Pālanakila 104 - CRN: 60166 - view syllabus
    • Spring 2012 - MW, 11:30am to 12:45pm, Hale Pālanakila 102 - CRN: 64393 - view syllabus
    • Spring 2012 - TR, 11:30am to 12:45pm, Hale Pālanakila 227 - CRN: 64271 - view syllabus
    • Fall 2011 - TR, 8:00am to 9:15am, Hale Pālanakila 104 - CRN: 63433 - view syllabus

    ENG 280 - Book Production: Rain Bird Literary and Art Journal

    • Spring 2018 - MW, 2:30pm to 3:45pm, Hale ‘Ākoakoa 236 - CRN: 62285
    • Fall 2017 - MW, 2:30pm to 3:45pm, Hale ‘Ākoakoa 236 - CRN: 61101 - view syllabus

    ENG 299V - Independent Studies

    • Spring 2013 - TR, 2:30pm to 3:45pm, Hale ‘Ākoakoa 240 - CRN: 62030
    August 20, 2014