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Amanda Leigh Passmore-Ott

Amanda Leigh Passmore-Ott

Assistant Teaching Professor of English
Faculty Advisor, Rince na Leon
10 Burrowes Building
Mailroom: 430 Burrowes Building

Mailroom: 430 Burrowes Building

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Fall 2023 Office Hours

Fall 2023 I will offer a mix of in person office hours and opportunities to schedule office hours via Zoom. When requesting Zoom meetings, please allow at least a 24-hour request window (note: I cannot 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. If the times and availability do not work for you, please reach out via email and we'll find a solution together. Monday 12:15-1:00 PM & 2:30-3:15 PM (10 Burrowes) Wednesday 12:15-1:00 PM & 2:30-3:15 PM (10 Burrowes) Tues./Thurs. (Zoom meetings by appointment) Office masking policy: while the University does not have a masking policy at this time, my officemates and I kindly ask that you wear a mask for drop-in face-to-face office hours if you have recently been exposed to any contagious illness. If you are symptomatic, please refrain from stopping by the office and schedule a Zoom meeting.

Curriculum Vitae


M.F.A. in Writing: Vermont College of Fine Arts, 2004
B.A. in English/Creative Writing: Penn State Altoona, 2001
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.