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Kyle Bishop

Assistant Professor

bishopk@suu.edu

Alma Maters: BA BYU, MA University of Utah, PhD University of Arizona
Classes Taught: ENGL 1010, ENGL 2130, ENGL 3110, ENGL 3210, ENGL 3220, ENGL 3280, ENGL 4110
Countries Traveled To: Germany, UK, Mexico, Canada, France, Austria
Companies Worked For: University of Arizona
What is your style of teaching?
Lecture, discussion, and seminar with active learning techniques.
What materials and media do you use in the classroom?
Books, whiteboard, computer, projector, images, videos
What is the most engaging assignment you give?
My honors 1010 students change their lifestyles for 30 days and report on the results.
When grading a student, what do you look for?
Quality effort, attention to detail, critical thinking, original ideas
What kind of student would love your class?
Energetic, engaged, well prepared, outspoken, organized, open minded
What is one piece of advice you have for students?
Stay in contact with you professors, come to class prepared, open your mouth in class, and don't be afraid to ask for help
What area in your field are you most knowledgeable about?
Horror film studies and theory, especially zombie narratives
What is one accomplishment you are proud of?
I've published one of the few academic books on zombie cinema, American Zombie Gothic
Are you currently involved in something interesting outside the classroom?
I take a group of students to study literature in London each spring
Is there anything else the student should know before taking your class?
I'm energetic, organized, and precise, and I'm known to be a hard grader who gives lots of feedback and expect polished assignments

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