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English Teacher Nashville, TN, USA, Ph.D., learning by doing, individual attention, contact

Methodology

Ph.D., and four other degrees in English and Journalism. 30 years of college-level teaching. Fulbright Scholar and twice Fulbright Specialist in Macedonia, Ukraine and Indonesia. More than 200 publications of poetry, fiction, and creative non-fiction. President of the Musicians Aid Society. Numerous writing residencies. Japan Exchange and Teaching program.

Background

30 years of college-level teaching, Tennessee State University, University of Hawaii, Volunteer State Community College, and various online schools such as Regents Online Degree Program. Background in journalism including a degree and years as a daily newspaper report. Editor of several magazines.

Rates

Rate for online lessons : $20/h
Lessons offered by John
Individual
The lessons will be held
Taught subjects
  • ESL
  • Accent reduction - English
Levels
  • College
  • Adult Education
  • MBA
  • Advanced

John's resume

DR. DAVID FLYNN

756 Harpeth Trace Drive
Nashville, Tennessee 37221
U.S.A.
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EDUCATION


1984 Ph.D. University of Nebraska. English.

Dissertation: A collection of short stories with a theoretical "Afterword".

Five doctoral exams: Writing of Poetry, Writing of Fiction, British Romantics, American Literature I, and American Literature II

1980 M.A. Boston University. English.

Dissertation: A collection of short stories.

1972 M.A. University of Denver. English.

Dissertation: A collection of poems

1971 B.A. University of Missouri. English.

1971 B.J. University of Missouri. Journalism.

Emphasis in magazines.


EMPLOYMENT


2009-2016. Regents Online Degree Program—State of Tennessee.

Classes Taught: Creative Writing, Experience of Literature, Composition I and II.


1993-2014. Volunteer State Community College. Retired. Professor Emeritus.

Classes Taught: Composition I and II, Online Composition I, Business Writing, Creative Writing, American Literature I and II, Online American Literature I, World Literature I and II, Fiction, Poetry, Drama, Journalism Practicum

Committees: Philosophy Requirement (Chair), Library ( Chair), Textbook Selection, Hiring, Professional Development, Promotion and Tenure


Other: Began student literary magazine and yearbook, advised student literary magazine and yearbook, advised student newspaper, produced online course in American Literature I, produced series of blues music concerts, and exhibits of Japanese art.


2005. Vanderbilt University. Lecturer.

Class Taught: Fiction Writing Workshop


1992-1993. Hawaii Tokai International College. Director of English.

Courses Taught: English as Second Language, Composition I and II, Introduction to Literature I and II, Creative Writing, Hawaiian Culture.

Other: Began English program, designed all classes and requirements, wrote Faculty Handbook, accreditation committee, budget committee, library committee, etc., student advisor, began student literary magazine, began literary readings program.

1989-1991. University of Hawaii. Temporary Assistant Professor.

Classes Taught: Composition I and II, American Literature I and II

Committee: Textbook selection.

Other: Fiction Editor and Poetry Reader of general literary magazine, designed two new courses accepted for the catalog.


1988-1989. Tennessee State University. Temporary Assistant Professor.

Classes Taught: British Literature I and II, British Romantics, Composition I and II, Creative Writing

1984-1987. Tennessee State University. Lecturer

Classes Taught: British Literature I and II, American Literature I and II, Composition I and II, Creative Writing

1984-1987. Middle Tennessee State University. Lecturer.

Classes Taught: American Literature I and II, British Romantics, Composition I and II

1980-1981. Boston University. Lecturer.

Classes Taught: Composition I and II

Committee: Textbook selection


1980-1981. Suffolk University. Lecturer.

Classes Taught: British Literature I and II, Composition I and II

1978-1979. Tennessee State University. Instructor.

Classes Taught: Composition I and II, American Literature I and II, British Literature I and II, Creative Writing.

Other: Department Accreditation Liaison, Textbook Selection Committee.

1984-85. University of Nebraska--Lincoln. Lecturer

Classes Taught: Composition I and II, Advanced Exposition, American Humor, American Literature I and II, Creative Writing

Committee: Appeals.



AWARDS

2016—Application Evaluator, Fulbright Scholar program.

2016—Fulbright Specialist. Creative Writing. Indonesia.

Universitas Gadjah Mada—Yogyakarta

Classes taught; Creative Writing, Creative Writing Workshop, Academic Writing Workshop


2012-16. Japan Exchange and Teaching program. Selection Committee. Japanese Consulate. Nashville, TN

2010—Fulbright Specialist Roster.

2007. Kintetsu Essay Award. Two weeks in Japan including meeting with the ministers of three government departments.

2005-2007. Peer Review Committee. Fulbright Senior Specialists Program

2002. Fulbright Specialist. U.S. Studies. Ukraine.

Mohyla Academy--Nikolaiv

Classes taught: Contemporary American Literature, Women in American Literature.

Other: Advised students on senior dissertations.

2001. Fulbright Senior Scholar, The Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia, Creative Writing.

Sts. Cyril and Methodius University--Skopje.

Classes Taught: The South in American Literature, F. Scott Fitzgerald.

Other: Advised students, gave readings, did translation work.

2007, 2002, 1999, 1997 and 1993. Residency, Wurlitzer Foundation, Taos, New Mexico.

1992. Residency, The Israeli Centre for the Creative Arts, Mizpe Ramon, Israel.

1991. Residency, The Tyrone Guthrie Centre, Annaghmakerrig, Ireland.

1987-88. Japan Exchange and Teaching Program, Assistant English Teacher, middle schools, Osaka-fu, Japan.

1987. Residency, The Millay Colony for the Arts, Austerlitz, New York.

1983. Mari Sandoz Prairie Schooner Award for Short Fiction.



OTHER


• President, Musicians Aid Society, 2016-Present.
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• Director, Annual Musicians Reunion, 2012-Present.

• President, Jimi Hendrix Statue Committee, 2015-Present.

• President, Marion James Musicians Aid Society, 2014-16.

• Featured Artist, Arts Extravaganza, Talledega, AL, 2012.

• Two Photographs, Cameras & Community in Action Exhibit, Frist Center for the Visual Arts, Nashville, TN, 2012

• President, Music City Blues Society, 2002-2005.

• Board Member, Music City Blues Society 1996-2002

• President, Marion James Musicians Aid Society, 2002-2005.

• Editorial Board, Number One, 1993-Present.

• Fiction Editor and Poetry Reader, Manoa, 1989-91.

• Board Member, Hawaii Literary Arts Council, 1991-92.

• Publications Consultant, The Japan Center of Tennessee, 1986-1999.

• Editor and Field Editor, Chapin Publishing Co., 1976-77.

Edited and reported for two commercial magazines, construction and trucking

• Reporter, Memphis Press-Scimitar, 1972-74.

Reported, copyedited, occasionally served as photographer

• Member of Poets & Writers, P.E.N., Academy of American Poets, etc.

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