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Stephen Florian

Assistant Professor of Writing and Communication 
Arts and Sciences - Humanities

907-228-4550

Paul Bldg 506, Ketchikan Campus

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Steve Florian comes to Ketchikan from sunny southern California, where he taught composition, business writing, and academic first year experience classes at California State University Northridge for five years; he also received his MA in Rhetoric and Composition from CSUN. He has also taught composition and critical thinking at Los Angeles Valley College and New York Film Academy. At one time a returning student himself, Steve’s main area of research interest is in retention and persistence among college students. He is currently working on a dissertation in that field through the Composition and Applied Linguistics PhD program at Indiana University of Pennsylvania. He has presented papers at academic conferences across the United States and in Australia, on such diverse topics as protest rhetoric, the rhetoric of surfing, and the commerce of virtue in Henry Fielding’s Joseph Andrews.

Steve was an actor in Los Angeles for many years before joining the ranks of academia. He still enjoys watching movies, as well as fishing, hiking, reading, traveling, and playing tee ball with his wife and young daughter.

 
 

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