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Dr. Steve Schessler
English Faculty
English Department Chair
Faculty Co-Lead for Guided Pathways
English
(415) 404-9486
Aptos, Room 428C
MA, Instructional Technologies, SFSU (2016), PhD, English, Emory University (2007); BA, Duke University (2002)
With Cabrillo College since 2012

I’m an English professor specializing in composition and American literature, with a focus on autobiographical literature of the twentieth century. My academic interests include instructional technologies, American poetry, psychoanalytic theory, and 20th century Irish literature. I’ve been with Cabrillo since 2012, and teach English 100, English 1A, English 1B, English 2, English 30AB (American Literature, beginnings-Present), and Honors 1H and 2H (the Honors Colloquium). I’m involved with the Honors Transfer Program, the Bay Honors Consortium, and the Curriculum Committee. I'm the current Department Chair.

I received a PhD in English from Emory University with a dissertation on the “Craft of Confession” in the autobiographical writings of poets Emily Dickinson, Walt Whitman, H.D., Robert Lowell, and Anne Sexton. I received my B.A. from Duke University, where I majored in English with a focus on the analysis of poetry. I received a Masters in Education with a focus on Instructional Technologies from San Francisco State University in December 2016. For that degree, I focused on improving equity in online English 1A courses.