University of Alaska Southeast

Emily Wall

I have taught at three different universities and I have chosen to stay at UAS for two reasons. First, I love the diversity of our 
student body. The age, racial, and experiential diversity makes for wonderful classroom discussions. As a creative writing professor I 
love the stories our students are able to bring to their work; many of them have had rich life experiences that translate into good stories and poems. Second, I love the smallness of UAS. I like seeing 
students in beginning composition classes and then again a few years later in advanced writing classes. It’s such a reward to see how their writing has progressed throughout their college experience. At UAS I really get to know my students and become invested in their lives, 
which for me, is what teaching is all about.

— Emily Wall (view bio)

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