Rod Freeman

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Title: 
English Faculty
 Phone: 623.935.8451
 Location: EST N 262
Office Hours Additional Information 
Hours by appointment, available via email. No scheduled office hours during Summer sessions.

Rod.Freeman

Education 
M.A. in English
Samford University, Birmingham, AL
B.A. in English, M.A. English Literature
Samford University, Birmingham, AL
Biography 

I earned my Bachelor's and Master's degrees at Samford University in Birmingham, Alabama. I began my studies as a studio Fine Art major in painting at Virginia Commonwealth University in Richmond, Virginia. I studied at Cumberland School of Law; attended Northern Arizona University, Arizona State University, and University of Arizona taking my coursework after acceptance to the PhD program in Medieval English Literature at UofA.

I teach English Composition, Literature and Humanities courses here at Estrella Mountain Community College. I have served as a Residential Faculty member at Estrella Mountain since 1990 and have taught college and university courses over 42 years for Samford University, Northern Arizona University, Central Arizona College, Central Arizona Regional Law Officer's Training Academy, Scottsdale Community College, Glendale Community College, and Estrella Mountain Community College.

I enjoy hiking, golfing, painting/drawing (graphite, pen/ink, watercolor, acrylic, and oil), building (furniture, stained glass windows, and scale modeling), reading (pretty much anything and everything), listening to music (again, a wide range), watching cinema (independent, sci-fi, horror, action-adventure--and comedy of course), building miniatures, playing board games, and I love spending time with my wife, our family: a greenwing macaw, a cat, and German Shepherd.

Academic Interests 
My ongoing academic interests are pretty wide-ranging. My focus is on the works and mythology of J.R.R. Tolkien, the Arthurian literary tradition, Medieval English history and literature, and Anglo-Saxon language and literature. I am interested generally in history, animal behaviors/intelligence, world mythology, and the range of the humanities.
College Service 
Mariposa Literary Review, Editorial Board Member 1992-present
FRACTL Arts and Composition Faculty Representative
EMCC Gaming Club faculty advisor
District Service 
MCCCD Humanities Instructional Council, EMCC Representative 1992-present
Affiliations 
Sigma Tau Delta, International English Honor Society
Phi Delta Kappa, International Professional Association in Education
Modern Language Association
International Arthurian Society--North American Branch
Classes Current Teaching
Name Title Term Days Times/Dates
ENG102 View class details for First-Year Composition (ENG102)First-Year Composition SPR24 JAN 16 - MAY 10
ENG102 View class details for First-Year Composition (ENG102)First-Year Composition SPR24 JAN 16 - MAY 10
ENG102 View class details for First-Year Composition (ENG102)First-Year Composition SPR24 JAN 16 - MAY 10
ENH251 View class details for Mythology (ENH251)Mythology SPR24 JAN 16 - MAY 10
ENH251 View class details for Mythology (ENH251)Mythology SPR24 MW 10:00am - 11:15am
JAN 17 - MAY 10
HUM205 View class details for Introduction to Cinema (HUM205)Introduction to Cinema SPR24 JAN 16 - MAY 10
HUM210 View class details for Contemporary Cinema (HUM210)Contemporary Cinema SPR24 JAN 16 - MAY 10
HUM251 View class details for Ideas and Values in the Humanities: Renaissance to the Contemporary World (HUM251)Ideas and Values in the Humanities: Renaissance to the Contemporary World SPR24 JAN 16 - MAY 10
HUM251 View class details for Ideas and Values in the Humanities: Renaissance to the Contemporary World (HUM251)Ideas and Values in the Humanities: Renaissance to the Contemporary World SPR24 JAN 16 - MAY 10
THF210 View class details for Contemporary Cinema (THF210)Contemporary Cinema SPR24 JAN 16 - MAY 10
ENG101 View class details for First-Year Composition (ENG101)First-Year Composition SUM24 MAY 28 - JUN 27
ENG101 View class details for First-Year Composition (ENG101)First-Year Composition SUM24 MAY 28 - JUN 27
ENG102 View class details for First-Year Composition (ENG102)First-Year Composition SUM24 JUL 1 - AUG 1
ENG102 View class details for First-Year Composition (ENG102)First-Year Composition SUM24 JUL 1 - AUG 1
ENG102 View class details for First-Year Composition (ENG102)First-Year Composition SUM24 JUL 1 - AUG 1
ENH251 View class details for Mythology (ENH251)Mythology SUM24 MAY 28 - JUN 27
ENG101 View class details for First-Year Composition (ENG101)First-Year Composition FAL24 OCT 21 - DEC 13
ENG102 View class details for First-Year Composition (ENG102)First-Year Composition FAL24 AUG 19 - OCT 11
ENH251 View class details for Mythology (ENH251)Mythology FAL24 TR 8:30am - 9:45am
AUG 20 - DEC 13
ENH251 View class details for Mythology (ENH251)Mythology FAL24 AUG 19 - DEC 13
HON190 View class details for The Honors Experience (HON190)The Honors Experience FAL24 AUG 19 - DEC 13

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