Professor Chaffin teaches English composition, rhetoric, literature, and creative writing courses at transfer level. She is passionate about teaching, sharing knowledge and building writing, critical thinking, and research skills with students. She works with students to grow their reader and writer identities for personal, academic, and professional success. She has travelled to Poland on fellowship with Auschwitz Jewish Center Fellows. As a result of that trip, she wrote and published After Poland: A Memoir Because of Primo Levi (Common Ground Press). She is currently composing a second book, The Bright Dream: A Writer's Return to Italy, on reading and writing in the twenty-first century.