Morgan Dancy, M.S.

Morgan Dancy

B.A., University of Central Florida; M.S., Southern Connecticut State University

Bio:

Since 2016, I have taught freshman composition courses at Methodist University. Prior to MU, I taught at Housatonic Community College, developed new curricula for HCC, tutored English at Southern Connecticut State University, and worked as an assistant editor for a variety of publications in Florida, Connecticut, and New York.

In 2019, I attended a seminar titled “Ancient Greece in the Modern College Classroom,” a co-sponsored event through the CIC and Harvard University’s Center for Hellenic Studies. Afterward, I began incorporating the Odyssey into my ENG 1020 course in an attempt to make it more accessible to students.

Academic Interests:

Best practices for teaching first-year composition, developmental reading and writing strategies, curriculum development, resiliency in the classroom

Hobbies:

I enjoy spending time with my husband (Tim) and son (Roman), as well as participating in anything fitness related, including yoga, running, tennis, weightlifting, and Crossfit.

Courses:

ENG 1010

Topics: food accessibility, law enforcement/community relations, school-to-prison pipeline, and incarceration as modern slavery

Assignments: Argumentative Research Essay, Social Commentary & Song Lyric Essay, and Problem and Solution Essay, etc.

ENG 1020

Topics: Otherness, patriarchal oppression, identity, race/gender issues

Assignments: Journal Article Analysis, Short Story Analysis, and Comparative Analysis, etc.

Sample Readings: “Story of an Hour,” “Hills Like White Elephants,” “Recitatif,” “Sonny’s Blues,” “A Rose for Emily,” “The Yellow Wallpaper,” “A Hunger Artist,” “A Very Old Man with Enormous Wings,” “A Raisin in the Sun,” “A Doll’s House”

ENG 1040

Assignments: informative article, film review, film trailer rhetorical analysis, grant proposal, and recommendation report