B.A., DePauw University
M.A., University of Pennsylvania
|Classes Taught||Composition I & II, Creative Writing, Shakespeare, World Literature, Western Civilization|
Ms. Ginny Chanda started teaching at the Verde Valley Campus in the fall of 1979. She was hired as full time English faculty. In addition to Composition I and II, she taught Creative Writing, Shakespeare and World Literature. Around 1990 she began teaching Liberal Studies (Western Civilization I, II, and III) with Paul Ewing. From 1998 to 2001, she was Division Chair for the newly formed Division One. Up to that time, the Verde Valley Campus only had one Division for the whole campus.
After acting as one of the faculty sponsors for an Honors Program trip to England, she started attending summer school programs at Cambridge University. She alternated taking programs in Shakespeare and History.
Ms. Chanda retired in June of 2006 and was recognized with Emeritus Faculty status December, 2006.
Students appreciate the following teachers because:
…the science of constructing a paper was deliberately delivered by her in "Comp 102." Composition tools were layered on methodically. Her class provoked more thought and pulled more critical analytical inspiration out of my brain than I ever thought possible. The class was at the same time the most difficult and the most rewarding. I am graduating this May and I have often said that if anyone ever asked me I would tell them that I owed my Honor Roll status to Ms. Chanda. Everything I have written in the last two years has been influenced by what she taught me about critical reading and writing. Kathleen McCabe
...she is so excited about her teaching and she passes it on to her class. She's the hardest teacher I have but she pushes me to do my best. I also think she is very fair.
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