Randy Koch, Instructor of English

Randy Koch, Instructor of English

 

Bakeless Center

Randy Koch

Randy Koch

317A Bakeless Center
rkoch@bloomu.edu
Office: 570-389-4429

Office Hours (Fall 2018)
» MWF 2:00-2:50 p.m. & 6:00-7:00 p.m.
» T/Th 11:30 a.m.-12:20 p.m.
» T/Th 2:00-3:20 p.m.
» T/Th 5:00-5:50 p.m.
» And by appointment

Randy Koch earned an M.F.A. in Creative Writing: Poetry from the University of Wyoming in 2009 and two degrees from Minnesota State University, Mankato: an M.A. in Creative Writing: Fiction in 1991 and a B.S. in English Education in 1989.

Teaching and Research Interests

Mr. Koch’s interests are creative writing, particularly poetry and nonfiction, and composition theory and pedagogy. His poems and book reviews have appeared in a variety of publications, most recently J Journal, Measure, The Caribbean Writer, Open Window, and Making Connections: Interdisciplinary Approaches to Cultural Diversity. His books include the composition text Serving Sentences (Kendall Hunt, 2014) and two collections of poems: This Splintered Horse (Finishing Line Press, 2011) and Composing Ourselves (Fithian Press, 2002). From 2002-2014, he wrote a monthly column about writing, writers, and the writer’s life called “Serving Sentences” for LareDOS: A Journal of the Borderlands, and his academic essays focusing on composition curriculum and pedagogy have appeared in I>The NWP Quarterly and College Composition and Communication.

Courses Taught

  • Foundations of College Writing
  • Composition 2
  • Literature & Society
  • Introduction to Creative Writing