Gary Parks

Gary Parks
Job Title:
English Professor
Humanities & ESL/ABE/GED

Fall office hours: zoom M 9-10:30; T 1-2:30. F2F:Th 2:20 to 3:20 1504

Classes taught: ENGL 090, ENGL 099, ENGL 271, ENGL 272, ENGL 281, ENGL 282, ENGL&101, STYSK099

Employee Bio

Gary Parks grew up in western Montana and left at 18 to pursue an education and teaching career. He has lived in New York, California, Maryland, and now, for most of his life, western Washington along Puget Sound. Teaching interests include pre-transfer and transfer composition, research writing, short story writing, fiction studies, and Irish study abroad. Co-author of Writing Research Papers (textbook), Bedford/ St. Martin's, 7th ed. (2006) and contributing author of multimedia web tutorials for same. Short stories have appeared in Portland Review, Black Warrior Review, Grey's Sporting Journal, Alaska Quarterly, Spindrift, and others. Former English Chair, Faculty Union President, Vice President, Secretary, and Humanities Rep,  Faculty Senate Council rep, Spindrift Adviser, and Campus Kitchen Adviser among other roles.  

Education & Training

B.A., M.A., University of Montana
TESL Certificate, Seattle University