Nicole A. Myers, M.A.

part-time instructor, the hunter division of humanities

nmyers@svc.edu

Education

  • Certificate of Advanced Study, Women's Studies, University of Rhode Island
  • M.A., English, State University of New York, New Paltz
  • B.A., English (Writing Sequence), University at Albany, State University of New York

Courses taught

  • English Composition I

academic Research/interests

Feminist rhetoric, gender studies, visual design including visual rhetorics

areas of expertise

Composition

Why I teach

The writing classroom is a place where one not only develops strategies for communicating their ideas and belief systems to others, but also an arena to examine where our individual and communal ideas and beliefs come from. I teach because I believe that there is power in the ability to communicate clearly and coherently with those we share this world with. Watching each new batch of students develop and release their ideas into the world lights up my life.

Favorite Book

My favorite book really depends on the mood I am in on a certain day and what is going on in the world around me. Persepolis and Persepolis 2 by Marjane Satrapi are my favorite graphic novels, and I always recommend them to my students, because the narrative telling of Satrapi's girlhood in Tehran combined with engaging images is a powerful reminder of the struggles we all face in today's world.

Favorite film

The original Star Wars trilogy tops my list of films.

Best part of being at SVC

The small campus environment is what drew me to SVC. It allows more interaction with students and generates a deeper community connection than I have felt at any other college. Of course, the view isn't too shabby either!.