Bret Kaufman

English | Language Arts

Email: bkaufman@cypresscollege.edu

Phone: (714) 484-7000 Ext: 48376

Office Hours: Monday 3-4:30 p.m., Tuesday 3-5 p.m., Wednesday 3-5 p.m.

About Professor Kaufman

Greetings!

My name is Bret Kaufman, and I’ve been teaching at Cypress College since the fall of 2016. 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, UC Irvine, Soka University, and California Lutheran University. Over the years, I’ve 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 service-learning-based 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 social 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 in your own transformative experiences and to doing whatever I can to help you succeed and thrive both in and beyond the classroom!

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