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Jane Binns

Jane Binns, Adjunct English FacultyOffice: Room M1658 in the Open Computer Lab
Phone: 303.797.5799
Email: jane.binns@arapahoe.edu

Hello! I have been teaching English Composition at Arapahoe Community College since 2004 and have taught all levels of Comp. classes and literature at Community College of Denver and Metropolitan State College of Denver since 2000.

In the spring of 2006, I began my adventure in online learning as the eLearning Coordinator at Arapahoe Community College. In this position, I assist faculty and students with everything from course development to navigation. I also train faculty on how to use our online platform. The best part of this position is helping others resolve their technological conundrums.

I love to teach writing. There is nothing finer than to hear a student say to me at the end of the semester that they used to hate writing, but I showed them not only that they can do it, but do it well.

I love to write. I have received many accolades for my writing including Fellowships and publications. I have written a novel and am working on a collection of essays.

My educational background is colorful: I have a Bachelor of Science Degree in piano performance from Eastern Michigan University. I studied with Dady Mehta, cousin to the great Zubin Mehta. I moved along to Syracuse University, where I acquired a Masters in Science in Instructional Design, Development, and Evaluation. I worked as a technical writer during the acquisition of this degree and rediscovered my great passion for writing. I resolved to move to Colorado and attend Naropa University, where I received my Masters of Fine Arts in Creative Writing and was awarded the Jack Kerouac Fellowship in Prose in 1998.

My biography has been published in Marquis Who's Who in America since 2004, Who's Who of American Women since 2006, and Who's Who of American Educators since 2006, as well.

The joys of my life are my son, my vast network of friends, and of course, writing. I swim and jog to stay healthy and sane.

Live a story worth writing!

 

Juliet Hubbell

Adjunct faculty member, Juliet Hubbell Phone: 303.797.5818
Email: juliet.hubbell@arapahoe.edu

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I am an Angelena (born and raised 13 miles from the Los Angeles municipal center) but have lived in Colorado for the last 19 years. I have a B.A. in English and a B.A. in Political Science from the University of California, Irvine. I lived in France for quite awhile and go back often for visits. My Spanish has become very workable after spending several weeks in immersion here and there in hispanohablante countries. After I moved to Colorado, I'm pretty sure that I became the longest matriculating graduate student at C.U. Boulder. They finally awarded me an M.A. in English with an emphasis in writing, perhaps out of sheer exhaustion.

I love language. I love the mystery in a word's history, why it changed, how long it hovered in the shadows before some writer brought it into a shining place in literature. I love its family roots, its pilgrimages to other cultures. My greatest joy is imparting this passion to my writing students.

I have had several pieces published in literary journals including Another Chicago Magazine, Swoon and ACC's own Progenitor. I participated in a summer Iowa Writer's Workshop in 2003 and recently became involved with Lighthouse Writers, a group of highly talented and supportive writers in the Denver area.

I play an inordinate amount of tennis, hike 14er's each summer and run half marathons. I have six children (two adopted) ranging from ages 30 to 10 and a long-suffering husband of 22 years.

 

Sharon Janusz

Email: sharon.janusz@arapahoe.edu

Hello. I've been teaching courses in English, literature, and humanities for over 16 years now, and I've been teaching online for about 8 years. I find teaching exciting even after all these years. I've taught at a variety of colleges and universities, joining ACC about four years ago. I must say that it is a great learning environment for all—instructors and students.

I have a masters in English and American literature with an emphasis in teaching writing. My bachelor's degree is in literature and English as well. Both degrees are from the University of Colorado.

I'm the author of two books, so I really do write—it is not a mere tool to torture students! My first book is The Magic of Horses: Horses as Healers. It's about the healing power of animals, mainly horses and how they can heal humans spiritually, emotionally, and even physically. My second book is When Horses Could Fly and Other Fantastic Tales. It's a children's book for adults and explains why horses snort, gallop, whinny, eat grass and have manes, tails, four hooves and are different colors. See www.equibooks.com for more information.

As you can see, I use writing to express my passion for animals and nature. I'm also a member of Colorado Author's League, Colorado's premiere group of professional writers.