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Bret Kaufman

Bret Kaufman, M.A.

English, Language Arts

Email: bkaufman@cypresscollege.edu

Phone: 714-484-8376

Office Hours : Spring 2018 MTW 3:00-4:30 R 3:00-4:00

Location: Humanities 222N

 
 

Biography


Greetings, Future Students!

My name is Professor Kaufman, and I've been teaching at Cypress College since the fall of last year. I earned my B.A. in English with an Emphasis in Creative Writing and a Minor in History from California State University, Northridge while I tutored International Students in English. I earned my M.A. with Distinction from CSUN as well while I trained to become a college instructor and taught for College of the Canyon's Community Based English Teaching (CBET) Program. Since then, I've had the privilege of teaching at various colleges and universities throughout Southern California, including MiraCosta College, Orange Coast College, Irvine Valley College, Soka University, and California Lutheran University. During this time, I developed a Global Citizenship Education framework that I believe has the potential to help revolutionize the purpose of education and the structures of educational systems. In October of next year, I'll begin working on a PhD in Education and Social Justice with Lancaster University. My research will explore the ways in which locally-situated yet globally-oriented course content enhances critical thinking, fosters unity in diversity, empowers individuals to become agents of positive and constructive change, and leads to social and economic development and justice.

Being an educator has been one of the most humbling and transformative experiences of my life. I get to work with some of the most amazing individuals, and we're always learning and growing together. I look forward to working with you to facilitate your own transformative experiences and to doing whatever I can to help you succeed and thrive both in and beyond the classroom!

 

Recommended Course

English 248: Science Fiction (Forthcoming Fall 2018)
 
English 247: Fantasy Literature (Developing)
 
English 130: Introduction to Creative Nonfiction (Developing)
 
English 128: Introduction to Short Fiction Writing (Developing)
 
English 103: Critical Reasoning and Writing
 
English 102: Introduction to Literature
 
English 100: College Writing

English 60: College Writing Preparation (Discontinuing)