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Christine Hughes

Christine Hughes

Assistant Teaching Professor of English
Preferred Pronouns: her/her/hers
21 Burrowes Building
Mailroom: 430 Burrowes Building

Mailroom: 430 Burrowes Building

Christine Hughes

Summer 2022 Office Hours

In my office on Tues: 1:45-2:45 PM Thurs: 1:45-2:45 PM By Zoom on Fri: 12-1 PM (See Zoom link on Canvas). And by appointment via Zoom. Email me to schedule a time that fits your schedule.

Curriculum Vitae


M.A. English, Virginia Tech
B.A. English (literature option), Penn State

Professional Bio

I started teaching first-year composition courses in graduate school. Upon completion of my Master's degree, I worked for several years at Virginia Tech, teaching courses in African American literature, children's literature, first-year composition, and satire. I later taught American literature and first-year composition courses at Lock Haven University before beginning a new career at Penn State as an academic adviser, and ultimately, as the assistant director of advising in the College of the Liberal Arts. After taking time off to stay home with my newborn son in 2009, I returned to my first career and enduring interest - teaching English - and began instructing students in Business English at South Hills School of Business and Technology. Penn State hired me again in Fall 2017; I now teach ENGL 015 at University Park and online. Since 2013, I have volunteered for Out of the Cold,  a program that provides shelter for the homeless in State College, and I have begun training to assist in the rescue and rehabilitation of injured wildlife at Centre Wildlife Care. I like being outdoors, especially hiking and kayaking.