Faculty

Kim Freeman

Continuing Lecturer

Kim Freeman has a Ph.D. in English from the University of Connecticut. She has taught writing for more than twenty years. She teaches Reading & Composition courses and writing in the biological sciences at UC Berkeley. Prior to joining the College Writing Programs’ faculty, she taught at Northeastern University in Boston, where she directed the Writing-in-the-Disciplines Program. In addition to her interest in writing in the disciplines, particularly the sciences and narrativeis about the climate crisis and sustainability, she is also interested in creative writing and writing...

Miriam Bird Greenberg

Miriam Bird Greenberg (they/she) teaches College Writing R1A and 134 (The Craft of Poetry). A poet and occasional essayist with a fieldwork-derived practice, Miriam is the author of In the Volcano’s Mouth, winner of the 2015 Agnes Lynch Starrett Prize, about the contemporary nomads, hitchhikers, and hobos living on America's margins, and their own experiences living and traveling in those worlds. They're currently at work on a hybrid-genre manuscript about the economic migrants and asylum seekers of Hong Kong's Chungking Mansions.

A high school dropout and former hitchhiker...

Mary Grover

Mary Grover has a Ph.D. in English literature from the University of Texas in Austin. She's been a writing instructor for twenty-three years. She teaches Reading & Composition courses at UC Berkeley. Her poems and essays appear in Salon, Calyx, poemmemoirstory, and in God Is Change, an anthology of essays on religion in the works of Octavia E. Butler.

Joseph Horton

Joe Horton teaches creative writing and R1A for the CWP and the Fall Program for First Semester. He is also a Continuing Lecturer at UC Davis.

He is formerly interim director of the English Department Writing Program at the University of Michigan, where he won three Hopwood Awards. A Pushcart Prize nominee, his recent fiction and nonfiction has appeared with Ploughshares, Midwestern Gothic, the Colorado Review and TIME magazine. He is also playwright-in-residence with Savio(u)r Theatre Company, and his plays have been nominated for six Off West End Awards in London, including Best...

Becky Hsu

Lecturer

Becky Hsu received her Ph.D. and bachelor's degree - both in English - from UC Berkeley. In addition, she spent six years teaching college writing in Shanghai, China, at the University of Michigan-Shanghai Jiatong University Joint Institute, before returning to UC Berkeley in 2019 to teach in College Writing Programs. Her academic interests are broad and various, but she focuses on contemporary film and ethnic literatures, with a concentration on Asian American literature. She is currently working on a novel, as well as a collection of poems.

Spring 2023 Office Hours: MW 10:30-11:...

Angela Hume

Angela Hume is a feminist historian, critic, and poet. She holds an MFA in creative writing from St. Mary's College of California and a PhD in English from University of California, Davis. Angela has taught academic and creative writing for a decade and a half. She teaches classes on topics and themes such as environmental and health justice, working-class and multiethnic American literatures, feminist and queer storytelling, and more.

Nancy Hunt

Nancy Hunt taught at the UC Berkeley Extension’s English Language Program, Laney College, Holy Names University, and in the College Writing Program’s Summer English Language Studies program at UC Berkeley. Her path to Berkeley and English as a Second Language teaching has included high school in Buenos Aires, Argentina, a year of university in Madrid, Spain, and ten years as an English and music professor at the University of Puebla in Mexico.

David Jamieson

I received my PhD from the Department of English & Comparative Literature at Columbia University. My research focuses on the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries, and in particular on conceptions of disgust and how they developed alongside colonial, scientific, and gendered thinking. Across my research and my teaching, I am interested in how reading teaches us to imagine the world, how writing teaches us to explain it, and how we can use both of these to develop a practice of making connections.

Judy Juanita

Lecturer
Humanities

Judy Juanita's poetry collection, Manhattan my ass, you're in Oakland, won the American Book Award 2021 from the Before Columbus Foundation. Her short story collection, The High Price of Freeways, won the Tartt Fiction Prize at the University of West Alabama [UWA], and was published by Livingston Press [UWA] in 2022. Her semi-autobiographical novel, Virgin Soul, chronicles the journey of a young woman who joins the Black Panther Party in the 60s (Viking, 2013).

Her poem "Bling" was nominated for a Pushcart Prize in 2012. Juanita's short stories and essays appear widely. Her...