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Amanda Leigh Passmore-Ott

Amanda Leigh Passmore-Ott

EFT Lecturer in English

Faculty Advisor, Rince na Leon

10 Burrowes Building

Mailroom: 430 Burrowes Building

University Park , PA 16802

Office Hours:

  • Spring 2017
  • Monday 1:15-2:15pm & 4:45-5:30pm (Monday hours are drop in)
  • Wednesday 1:15-2:15pm & 4:30-5:15pm (Wednesday hours are by appointment only)

Curriculum Vitae

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  1. M.F.A. in Writing: Vermont College of Fine Arts, 2004
  2. B.A. in English/Creative Writing: Penn State Altoona, 2001
  3. Please see the listed CV for pedagogical education.

Professional Bio

Amanda has taught English for Penn State since 2004, first at PSU Altoona and then for University Park, World Campus and Continuuing Education. Classes taught include: Rhetoric and Composition, Rhetoric and Composition & Freshman Seminar: Censorship in America, Writing in the Social Sciences, Intro to Creative Writing, Intro to Article Writing, and Intro to J.R.R Tolkien. Amanda is a poet and plays fiddle in the Celtic rock band, Full Kilt. She is also faculty advisor for the PSU Irish Dance group, Rince na Leon.