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Lori Ambacher

English Lecturer

Lori Ambacher was born in Ohio and raised in Kowloon, Hong Kong by missionary parents. She attended Wheaton College in Illinois and completed a Master’s in English and Creative Writing at Binghamton University. She has taught a variety of Creative Writing and English Literature courses at Gordon from The Great Conversation to Fiction Writing to Nobel Literature. Her literary interests are global and range from Szymborska to Joy ... more ➔

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Denise Frame Harlan

Denise Frame Harlan

Lecturer

Denise Frame Harlan writes creative nonfiction, essays, and memoir. Her essay And She Took Flour: Cooking Lessons with Robert Farrar Capon was published in the anthology The Spirit of Food: 34 Writers on Feasting and Fasting Toward God, Wipf & Stock 2010. Denise also earned an honorable mention for the VanderMey Creative Nonfiction Award 2013 for her essay Smoke Rings. She won the Dunc ... more ➔

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Lynn Marcotte

Assistant Professor of English
Writing Center Coordinator

Professor Lynn Marcotte joined Gordon in 1990; she currently teaches the Great Conversation, Creative Writing: Nonfiction, Tutoring One-to-One, and Modern Arabic Literature (in translation). In addition to her affiliation with the English Department, she also works in the Academic Support Center as the Writing Center Coordinator. She is currently working on a memoir about her experiences growing up in her Syrian-Lebanese family ... more ➔

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Bryan Parys

Adjunct in English

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Mark Stevick

Mark Stevick

Professor of English

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Scott Thurman

Assistant Professor of Communication Arts

Scott Thurman, born in Lubbock, TX, earned his M.F.A. in Documentary Film from the University of North Texas. He worked as a news photographer for 4 years and produced 3 short films while at the University of North Texas, including "Smokey," a short documentary about an Elvis impersonator, which was selected by film festivals such as AFI Dallas, L.A. Film Festival, Hot Springs Doc Festival, and Austin Film Festival.

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