Model of Formal Argument

Back in the last century when I was in my doctoral program at Southern Illinois University at Carbondale, I had outstanding professors, like Dr. Clement Hawes, who shared with his classes this Model of Formal Argument. The structure has helped me on countless occasions, and I pay it forward by sharing it with all of my classes. All formal writing should follow a basic pattern of organization, whether the topic is expository … More Model of Formal Argument

When in Firenze, do as the Fiorentini

Dear EKU students traveling for the first time to Florence, Italy: To help you avoid a faux pas or other social awkwardness in Italy, I’ve prepared a listicle with ten ordinary behaviors you’ll most likely see in Florence that you haven’t experienced in the U.S., particularly not in Kentucky. Please note: once you’ve grown accustomed … More When in Firenze, do as the Fiorentini

A Passport to Innovation: Teaching Abroad

  According to the National Survey of Student Engagement, study abroad is a high-impact practice that can be “life-changing.” Teaching abroad can also be life-changing. As a faculty member, leading a study abroad class almost always requires shifting your pedagogical style to fit on-site resources, but it’s an incredibly rewarding experience in professional development. As … More A Passport to Innovation: Teaching Abroad