Designed/Taught Courses (see some video lectures)

Graduate Seminars

The BeardStair Project: A Seminar in a Digital Humanities Project, SJSU, Spring 2013 (resulted in a peer-reviewed journal article, BeardStair: A Student-Run Digital Humanities Project History, Fall 2011 to May 16, 2013)
Introduction to Digital Humanities, School of Library & Information Sciences, SJSU, Fall 2012
Eat, Look, Go: Romanticism, Aestheticism, and the Sensualism of Travel, SJSU, Fall 2011
Madness & Romanticism, SJSU, Fall 2008
Methods & Materials of Research, SJSU, Fall 2007
Romantic Genders, SJSU, Spring 2006

Courses for Undergraduate Majors

Dickens in the Digital Age, SJSU, Spring 2017

Gaming & Narrative, SJSU, Spring 2015, Fall 2016

Honors Seminar: Digital Literature: The Death of Print Culture?, SJSU, Fall 2010 (class list archive, hastag archive, statistics on Twitter use in class)
TechnoRomanticism (British Romantic-Era Survey), SJSU, Spring 2008, Fall 2009 (technology-rich classroom; Moodle, wiki, blogs, forum, Google Docs, web design)
Introduction to Literature & Writing Workshop, SJSU, Spring 2008, Fall 2009, Fall 2011
English Literature, Late Eighteenth Century to Present, SJSU, Fall 2007, Fall 2010, Spring 2011, Spring 2014, Fall 2014
Gothic Novel & Horror Fiction, SJSU, Fall 2006, Fall 2008, Spring 2010 (revised), Fall 2011, Fall 2013
Nineteenth-Century British Novel, SJSU, Fall 2006, Spring 2009
Introduction to Literary Theory, SJSU, Fall 2005, Fall 2006, Spring 2007, Spring 2008, Fall 2008, Spring 2009, Fall 2009, Spring 2010, Spring 2011, Spring 2013, Fall 2014, Fall 2016

Introduction to the Romantic Era, SJSU, Fall 2005
British Literature Survey II: Enlightenment to Modernism, Queens College CUNY, Spring 2005
Technology and Textuality: Converting “Literature” to the Digital Medium, Hunter College CUNY, Summer 2003
Dickens’ Old Curiosity Shop, Dickens Universe at University of California, Santa Cruz, Summer 2003

General Education Courses

TechnoLit: Great Works of Literature, SJSU, Spring 2010, Fall 2013 (focusing on MMORPG & development of heroes)
Introduction to Literature, Hunter College & Lehman College CUNY, Spring 2000, Spring 2003
British Literature Survey II: Great Writers, Hunter College CUNY, Spring 2003
Romantic Era Survey: “Defining (and Re-Defining) the ‘Romantics,'” Queens College CUNY, Fall 2004, Summer 2005.

Composition Courses

Expository Writing: Using daily (low-stakes) writing, progressive assignments, draft workshops and peer review, students write formal (high-stakes) and in-class (timed) essays; syllabi variations include one-semester course, two-semester course, portfolio-centered course and computer lab course; syllabi are my design.

San Jose State Univ., Spring 2006, Spring 2009 (blogs & wiki; technology rich classroom), Fall 2010, Fall 2011 & Spring 2013, Fall 2013 & Spring 2014 Food & You ( pdf version). (2nd semester)
San Jose State Univ., Fall 2005, Fall 2006, Fall 2007. (1st semester)
Queens College CUNY, Fall 2004. (one semester)
Hunter College CUNY, Fall 2002 (portfolios; computer lab)
Lehman College CUNY, Spring 2000 (2nd semester; computer lab)
Lehman College CUNY, Fall 1999 (1st semester; computer lab)
New York University, Spring 1999 (2nd semester; exclus. computer lab)
New York University, Fall 1998 (1st semester; exclus. in computer lab)


Writing Fellow, Hostos Community College CUNY, Fall 2000-Spring 2002. Collaborated with tenured faculty on writing intensive syllabi in content areas (including Biology, Computer Information Systems, English, History, Public Administration, Psychology, Radiology), designed writing-across-the-curriculum (WAC) assignments/activities, conducted departmental WAC workshops.

Shakespeare’s Play(er)s, Excel/Putney Student Travel at Williams College, Summer 1999 & Summer 2000

College-level intensive course for high school students (4 weeks) which included the historical influence, culture and literature of Shakespeare’s plays; syllabus is my design.


Master’s Thesis Advising

2nd Reader, Thesis Committee, Gayathri Goel (English), Trauma, Body, and Memory: Narratives of Female Witnesses and Survivors in the Literature of the Partition of the Indian Subcontinent (Fall 2013 ongoing)

1st Reader, Thesis Committee, Jill Harper (English), Mapping the Monster: Locating the Other and Reinforcing Englishness in an Era of Hybridity (Fall 2013 ongoing)

2nd Reader, Thesis Committee, Kelly Curtis (Creative Writing, Fiction), “Watch the Sky,” a novel, completed Fall 2013

3rd Reader, Thesis Committee, Alanna Callaway (English), “Women Disunited: Re-Reading Margaret Atwood’s The Handmaid’s Tale as a Critique of Feminism,” completed Spring 2008

2nd Reader, Thesis Committee, Chris Consorte (Radio, TV, Theatre & Film), “Episodic Characters in Dungeons & Dragons,” completed Spring 2009

Master’s Student Mentoring

BeardStair: A Student-Run Digital Humanities Project History, Fall 2011 to May 16, 2013” by David T. Coad, Kelly Curtis, and Jonathan Cook with contributions by Valerie Cruz, Dylan Grozdanich, Randy Holaday, Amanda Kolstad, Alexander James Papoulias, Ilyssa Russ, Genevieve Sanvictores, Erik White and the original Beardstair team who worked on the project out of joy instead of academic credit, Colette Hayes (MLIS School of Library and Information Science student), Doll Piccotto (MA English), and Pollyanna Macchiano (BA English).

Directed Independent Study for M.A. Candidates Shanda Adams & Maria Judnick, UC Santa Cruz Dickens Universe (Hard Times & Mary Barton), Fall 2008

Directed Teaching Assistants Maria Judnick for Introduction to Literature & Writing Workshop, Spring 2008, & Michelle Perry for Writing Workshop II, Fall 2006

General Mentoring & Advisement
Directed Research Assistants on several research projects, Spring 2006-Spring 2008