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About Daniel

About Daniel
Daniel Dissinger is an Assistant Professor in the Writing Program at the University of Southern California and the co-host/co-creator of Writing Remix Podcast & The Nostalgia Test Podcast. He earned his Ph.D. and MA from Saint John’s University as well as an MFA from The Jack Kerouac School of Disembodied Poetics at Naropa University. Dan's been writing, performing, and publishing his poetry since 2007. His first chapbook, tracing the shape…, was published by Shadow Mountain Press in 2012.

Teaching Experience

Teaching Experience
For the last 10 plus years, I've guided students of all ages in cultivating an empowering and personal writing voice. Both in traditional classroom settings and privately, I'm dedicated to supporting and advocating for my students' personal journeys as creatives, scholars, and individuals. Being a writer myself, I'm familiar with the challenges and internal struggles that come with growing confidently as a writer, scholastically or creatively. Because of my writing experience, I listen to my students, I work with each of them to honor their...
Saint John's University
Literatures, English
Master's Degree
2011 - 2015
Saint John's University
Literatures, English
Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.)
2011 - 2015
Naropa University
Creative Studies: Writing and Literature
Master's Degree
2007 - 2008
SUNY College at Old Westbury
Bachelor's Degree
2004 - 2006

Work Experience

Work Experience
University of Southern California, Assistant Professor (Teaching) Writing
2016 - Present
Teach a variety of thematic First-Year writing courses and discipline-specific advanced writing courses. These courses are focused on cultivating strong critical thinking, writing, and close reading skills.
CUNY York College, Adjunct Lecturer
2015 - 2016
Taught students all of the skills in writing a scholastic research project. The focus was on research skills, analysis of sources, developing a strong thesis, and writing process: Research and Writing for the Major
SUNY College at Old Westbury, First Year Program Lecturer
2015 - 2016
With the split appointment, I taught the first-year writing courses for the English Department and the two seminar courses for the First-Year program: Ethics of Engagement Community Learning English Composition II: Adolescent Literature English Composition II: Literature & Liberation
SUNY Empire State College: Harry Van Arsdale Center for Labor Studies, Adjunct Instructor
2014 - 2015
Taught Union electrician and plumber apprentices first-year college reading & writing courses: College Writing and Effective Communication
Saint John's University, Adjunt Instructor
2012 - 2015
Taught a variety of courses: Study of American Literature Literature in Global Context Writing for Business
SUNY College at Old Westbury, Adjunct Instructor
2009 - 2015
Taught a variety of courses for the English Department: English Composition I: Exposition English Composition II: Adolescent Literature English Composition II: Literature & Liberation Introduction to Literature Introduction to Creative Writing Literature Across Cultures I: Analysis Literature Across Cultures II: Theory Survey of World Literature

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