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Michele Hanson

Instructor of English and French

Contact Information

Escalante Hall 246

970.248.1038

mhanson@coloradomesa.edu

Education

MLS, University of Arizona

MA, University of New Hampshire

BA, University of California

Biography

Michele Hanson received her Bachelor of Arts in French and English from the University of California, Santa Barbara, graduating with high honors. She completed coursework at l'Université de Toulouse-le Mirail, France, and went on to earn her Master of Library Science from the University of Arizona and her Master of Arts in English-Fiction Writing from the University of New Hampshire, Durham.

Hanson teaches English Composition and First-Year French. In her English classes she encourages critical thinking by providing a variety of topical readings and fostering discussions. Students have the opportunity to explore their experiences and ideas through informal writing and discussions, and to understand writing as a process of drafting and revising with attention to purpose and audience. Her French classes offer a balance of speaking, reading, and writing practice. The pleasures and benefits of learning a second language are enhanced with videos and basic readings that provide a cultural context.

Michele Hanson's curriculum vitae

Selected Publications

Hanson, Michele. "About My Planets, Which Are Presently Out of Whack." Copper Nickel 5 (2006): 49-60.

"Bambini: Reflections in Venice." A Mother's World: Journeys of the Heart. MaryBeth Bond and Pamela Michael, eds. San Francisco: Travelers' Tales, 1998. Reprinted in Catholic Digest, September 1998.

"Hippy Twist." neutrons/protons. 19 July 2015. Web.

"Joining the Conversation: Collaborative Learning and Bibliographic Instruction." The Reference Librarian 51/52 (1995): 147-60.

"The Library as Laboratory for Interdisciplinary Studies." Teaching English in a Two-Year College 21 (1993).

"Trash Triptych + One." The Dr. TJ Eckleburg Review, 16 Sept. 2014. Web.

Public Readings


Poets & Writers of Colorado Mesa University
Planet Earth Gallery, Grand Junction, CO
"About the Dog," fiction. March 2014
"Hippy Twist," personal essay. March 2013
"I Want That Dog," personal essay. November 2012
"A Hotdog in Paris," fiction. November 2011

Creative Work

Dakini Lounge. Amazon Kindle Direct Publishing, 2013. Novel