Aisha Barnes teaches primarily general education literature and writing courses, as well as World Literature and Creative Writing. Her background is in literary studies, and curriculum and instruction. Aisha is currently the coordinator and advisor for the undergraduate creative writing minor.
She has received several grants from the National Endowment for the Humanities in poetry, and her graduate work in curriculum and instruction focused primarily on curriculum decision-making in literary studies, and the impact of new curriculum theory and pedagogy on teacher practices and decision-making.Aisha is a consultant for the College Board assessing The Advance Placement Literature, Praxis, and TOEIC exams. Her conference presentations have included papers on teaching poetry, young adult literature, and alternate literacies.
B.A. The Evergreen State College
M.A. (English) Claremont Graduate School
Ph.D. (ABD) (Curriculum and Instruction) University of Iowa
Introduction to Creative Writing, Introduction to Literature, Masterpieces of World Literature, Composition, and Writing About Literature
Professional and Departmental Service
Coordinator & Advisor of the Creative Writing &Literary Arts Minor