I just finished three years as an Assistant Professor in Liberal Arts and Writing at Pacific Northwest College of Art (PNCA) in Portland, OR. Additional classes taught include Beginning Screenwriting at Northwestern University; sketch, TV and film writing at The Second City Chicago Training Center; and sketch comedy writing at various theaters.  I also taught English in Indonesia as a Fulbright scholar in 2006-2007. Below are a selection of classes I’ve created and taught:

Yes, all of my students work on old typewriters, why do you ask?

Yes, all of my students do work on old typewriters, why do you ask?

Pacific Northwest College of Art (PNCA), Portland, OR

  • Assistant Professor, Liberal Arts
  • Modern Comedy and Satire, fall 2013, fall 2014 & spring 2016 (developed curriculum)
  • Introduction to Scripting, spring 2015 and 2016 (developed curriculum)
  • Fight the Future: Dystopian and Post-Apocalyptic Stories, spring 2015 and fall 2015 (developed curriculum)
  • Scripting Intensive, spring 2016

The Second City Training Center, Chicago, IL

    • Comedy Writing 1
    • Story for TV & Film (developed curriculum)
    • Story for TV & Film 2 (developed curriculum)
    • Sitcom Pilot (developed curriculum)
    • Comedy Writing for TV & Film – week long immersion course (developed curriculum)
    • Writing the Adaptation – one day seminar (developed curriculum)
    • Story for TV & Film (online course) – ongoing beginning in August, 2012 (developed curriculum)
    • Breaking the Story – one day seminar (developed curriculum)
    • Satire 1 (online course) – ongoing beginning in September, 2015 (developed curriculum)
    • Satire 2 (online course) – ongoing beginning February, 2016 (developed curriculum)

Brody Theater, Portland, OR

Curious Comedy Theater, Portland, OR

  • Sketch 1: Character and Conflict (developed curriculum)
  • Sketch 3: Linked Sketches (developed curriculum)

Northwestern University, Evanston, IL

  • Foundations of Screenwriting (course product a 10-page screenplay)