Jan has been teaching at Penn State University for over 13 years. She is originally from Marshalls Creek, Pa. She earned a B.A in English Literature from East Stroudsburg University and a B.A. in Communications from Penn State University. She also completed her M.Ed in Education at Penn State.
In between her undergraduate and graduate degrees, she taught ESL in the Peace Corps in Sri Lanka. At Penn State, Jan has taught a range of composition course including Basic Writing (English 4), Rhetoric and Composition (English 15 and 30), Writing in the Social Sciences (English 202A), Technical Writing (English 202C), Business Writing (English 202D) and Rhetoric and Civic Life (Engl 137). She also teaches similar course online with the World Campus.
Jan’s favorite part of RCL is watching her students grow from shy freshmen to independent and confident students by the end of the year.