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Jonathan Davis-Secord, Ph.D.

Senior Lecturer English Department and Classics Program

UT Arlington

I approach teaching as a job of intersections. I believe that for students to fully engage with, understand and value a text, it must be presented within its original cultural milieu. One of my major responsibilities is to help students find the connections between the contexts of a work and the literary and linguistic choices of that work. Education, however, must also be an intersection of another sort: a cooperative effort shared by both professor and student. Full and true learning takes place only when professor and students together participate actively in the process.