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Christine Vonder Haar specializes in Rhetoric and Composition, teaching a variety of writing courses including introductory level (ENGL 150) and advanced writing (ENGL 321). In addition to composition, she teaches linguistics (ENGL 301) as well as the following literature courses: Practical Criticism (LITR 250), Modern British Literature (LITR 352), and Shakespeare (LITR 323).
Her current academic and research interests are in the field of Secondary English Education, particularly curriculum design and development. She has served as the Program Coordinator for English Education majors and minors since 2010 and teaches the program capstone courses (ENGL 415 Theory of Composition and LITR 415 Teaching Literature in the Secondary School).
She also supervises pre-service English teachers during their student teaching semester. Her co-curricular interests on campus include Newman Center (RSO for Catholic students on campus) as faculty adviser, the annual Shakespeare Festival as support faculty, and the Doctor of Community College Leadership (DCCL) program at Ferris as dissertation chair/adviser.
Dr. Vonder Haar is a life-time member of the Fulbright Association and was awarded Fulbright Scholarships to Poland (90-92) and Hungary (97). She is the 2012 recipient of the Outstanding Academic Advising Award.
Doctor of Arts University of Michigan
M.A. Middlebury College, Bread Loaf School of English
B.A. Fontbonne University
Employed at Ferris since 2005