Thomas Hitchner teaches English at Campus

Thomas HitchnerAlso teaches English at:


Thomas Hitchner

also teaches at:UCLA

Ph.D. in English, University of California, Irvine, 2010

M.A. in English, University of California, Irvine, 2005

B.A. in Liberal Arts, Sarah Lawrence College, 2003

Thomas Hitchner teaches English at Campus
Meet Thomas Hitchner

Dr. Thomas Hitchner is an Instructor in the Writing Program at UCLA.

He has taught writing for fifteen years in the UC system, working primarily with freshmen and beginning writers. He previously worked for five years as a Writing Center tutor at National University, and his work has been published in English Literature in Transition and British Politics Review.

Dr. Hitchner also has a background in stand-up comedy and humor writing, either of which would be his career of choice had he not been hooked on teaching as a grad student.

Dr. Hitchner builds his students' writing skills by asking them to approach shared cultural experiences -- like food, a theme across many of his courses -- and build a toolbox of writing skills around those experiences. His PhD dissertation covered British espionage literature, and his ongoing research interests include 19th- and 20th-century British literature, war literature, and narrative theory.

Comedy Writer
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