Dr. Steve Schessler
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 30B (American Literature, 1880-Present), and Honors 1H (the Honors Colloquium). I’m involved with the Honors Transfer Program, the Bay Honors Consortium, the Distance Education Committee, and the Cabrillo College Federation of Teachers.
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 currently am conducting research on equity in Distance Education courses, and will receive a Masters in Education with a focus on Instructional Technologies from San Francisco State University in December 2016.
Prior to joining the faculty at Cabrillo, I taught at San Francisco State University, Gavilan College, Santa Rosa Junior College, and Emory University.