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Amanda Leigh Passmore-Ott

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Amanda Leigh Passmore-Ott

Assistant Teaching Professor of English

Faculty Advisor, Rince na Leon

10 Burrowes Building

Mailroom: 430 Burrowes Building

University Park , PA 16802

Office Hours:

  • SPRING 2021:
  • All sections of my courses are asynchronous online this semester. I will not be available on campus/in person this semester due to health risks. I do not have "set" office hours, but if you would like to set up a Zoom meeting, please reach out and we'll find a time and day that works for us both. Please allow at least a 24 hour request window (note: I can not guarantee specific days/times, and would ask students to be flexible in providing multiple days/time slots they can meet during a request). I do not schedule Zoom meetings on Saturdays or Sundays.

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 Continuing 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, nature writer, and plays fiddle in the Celtic rock band, Full Kilt. She is also faculty adviser for the PSU Irish Dance group, Rince na Leon.