Davis Oldham

Davis Oldham
Job Title:
English/World Literature
Humanities & ESL/ABE/GED

Fall office hours: MW 1-2, Tue 11-12, Thu 2-3, & by appointment

Classes taught: ENGL 276, ENGL 295, ENGL 295W, ENGL&101, ENGL&102, ENGL&102H, ENGL&111, ENGL&111W, IDS 101

Employee Bio

Davis Oldham (he/him/his) has taught composition, literature, and creative writing at Shoreline since 2005. Before that he was an academic adviser and taught at the University of Washington. He received his BA in Anthropology, his MFA in fiction, and his PhD in English. His MFA thesis was a novel in progress titled “Dragon Bones,” which plays with the conventions of science fiction to explore ethical, emotional, and aesthetic boundary states. His dissertation, “The Idea of Trust in the Age of Trusts,” examined relationships between economics, law, and literature. He has published fiction and journalism in local and national publications. These days he mostly teaches composition and is interested in models of teaching that privilege the labor and joy of learning over external rewards and punishments. He currently serves as Faculty Program Coordinator (Chair) of the English Department.

Education & Training

B.A., Connecticut College
M.F.A., Ph.D., University of Washington

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