Jason Tham

My passion for learning keeps me in the classroom, both as a teacher and a student. My research interests and recent presentations revolve around online writing instruction, social media in corporate communication, and development of MOOCs (massive open online courses).

Currently working as a graduate instructor at the SCSU Department of English, I teach a first-year composition course. I teach with an emphasis in experiential learning and rhetorical flexibility. My philosophy of teaching with technology is motivated by a networked learning ecology that empowers student inquiry, collaboration, and self-discovery.

Besides teaching, I have four years (and counting!) of professional experience in various roles as a communicator. I currently run the university student newspaper as a managing editor. My years as a staff writer and editor are the springboard to my side-career as an off-site copywriter. Prior to my writing profession, I was a graphic designer. Some of my works have been recognized with several regional awards.

I enjoy wearing different hats and trying out new things. This is probably why you will find me serving on multiple committees and projects, while being at my best as an academic. I am a strong believer of perseverance and determination. I believe everyone has the potential to be great – it’s a matter of courage and the willingness to learn.