Thomas King

Thomas King
M.A. Project Chair: 
Lisa Tremain
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After graduating from HSU in May 2018, I landed two adjunct English composition jobs in Tennessee: Christian Brothers University and Southwest Tennessee Community College. In 2019, I continued teaching for CBU and began adjunct teaching for Concorde Career College. I worked at both institutions until this August, when CBU offered me a full-time one-year contract. The courses I teach are Composition 1, Composition 2, and occasionally Introduction to Literature. My foot was in the door, when the department head noticed on my curriculum vitae my years of writing center work. I was all the way in because of lots of hard work, persistence, resilience, and flexibleness. When I am asked to teach a class--no matter what day of the week, time of day or year, traditional setting, hybrid, or online--I do not turn it down. I regularly ​reflect on the courses that I took in the MA program because each course provided me with a solid foundation.