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  • Memorial Day

    May 30| Academic Dates
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    Closed for the Holiday.

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  • Viet Thanh Nguyen’s bestselling novel The Sympathizer won the 2016 Pulitzer Prize for Fiction, the First Novel Prize from the Center for Fiction, and a Carnegie Medal from the American Library Association. It was also a finalist for the PEN/Faulkner Award and the PEN/Robert W. Bingham Prize for Debut Fiction. Nguyen is also the author of Race and Resistance: Literature and Politics in Asian America and Nothing Ever Dies: Vietnam and the Memory of War.

  • Tonya Foster

    Sep 21| Lectures
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    Poet Tonya Foster is the author of the collection A Swarm of Bees in High Court. Her work has appeared in nocturnes, Callaloo, Traffic, Gulf Coast, and other journals. Her essays have appeared in NY Arts Magazine, NYFA Quarterly and The Poetry Project Newsletter. A co-editor of Third Mind: Teaching Creative Writing Through Visual Art, Foster teaches at California College of the Arts and lives in the Bay Area.

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Debra Ballard

Debra Ballard
Department Chair, Director of Assessment
Bio/Affiliation: 

MA with distinction (English) Cal. State Univ. Northridge. BA summa cum laude (English) Univ. of Maryland. Completed Assessment Leadership Academy Educator with extensive curriculum design experience and leadership; published articles on education, portfolio use, assessment in addition to many conference presentations.

Otis TLC Technology Grant for a blog about teaching and learning, O Teaching Matters http://blogs.otis.edu/teachingmatters/

AWARDS/HONORS: 

Otis TLC Technology Grant: 2007
Teaching Excellence Award

Otis College Ranked 6th in Nation by The Economist