Maureen A.Roe

English Department

Writing is the immortality of thought...

 

All writers, even great ones, must begin with a blank page...

8045 E. Chapman 
Orange, CA 92869


Office Information:
Room: E312

Phone : (714) 628-4746 

Spring 2009 Office Hours: 

Monday, Tuesday, Thursday 6:45-8:00AM

Mondays 1:30-2PM

Thurs. 10-11AM

Writing Center Hours A210:

Monday 12:30-1:25PM

Wed. 7-7:55AM; Thursday 11:15-12:10PM

Courses I Teach:
English 060, 061, 101, 102, 103, 198, 246

My Philosophy

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"I exist in the hope that ...I may stir up a race of rebels who shall refuse to be confined to limited Dimensionality."

                                                Edwin A. Abbott, Flatland


Welcome Back to a new year and a new semester......


Teaching/Office Hour Schedule  

SPRING 2009

Monday

 

Tuesday

 

Wednesday

 

Thursday

 

Friday

 

6:45-8:00 AM

OFFICE

E312

6:45-8:00 AM

OFFICE

E312

 

6:45-8:00 AM

OFFICE

E312

 

 Available by Appointment

8:00-10:05 AM

English 103

A211

8:00-10:05 AM

English 061

B212

7:00-7:55 AM

WRITING CENTER

A210

8:00-10:05 AM

English 061

B212

 
10:15-12:10PM

English 061

B212

Office Hours by Appointment 8:00-10:05AM

English 103

A211

10:15-11:15AM

OFFICE

E312

 
12:30-1:25PM

WRITING CENTER

A210

10:15-12:10PM

English 061

B212

11:15-12:10PM

WRITING CENTER

A210

 
1:30-2:00PM

OFFICE

E312

   

“The intellectual coward hides behind the safety of his ignorance.”

Biographical Information

I received my Bachelor’s Degree from Chapman University in English Literature and Philosophy. While earning a Master’s Degree in Literature from Chapman, I also completed the Education Program and became a teaching and graduate assistant for both the English and Philosophy departments. Although I had intended to teach secondary education, my goals changed, and I ended up, upon graduation, going immediately into teaching at the college level. For six years, I was fortunate enough (and plenty busy!) to work at six different schools—often simultaneously. I have taught English composition and literature at Saddleback College, Riverside Community College, Santa Ana College, Orange Coast College, Vanguard University and Chapman University. These have all provided me with an incredible breadth of exposure to varied students and environments. However, I am certainly happy to be rooted at SCC (finally!) full-time.

Outside of school, I am on the go with my five little ones—Isaiah, Nathaniel, Abigail, Elijah, and Naomi.  During what little time I have to myself, I study Kempo Karate—something I have done since 1993. I earned my Black Belt in 1996, and have tried to continue my training in between having my family. My husband, John, is the former owner and Chief instructor at the Martial Arts Academy of Laguna Hills. I am also a lover of music; at 14, I began singing in jails as part of a prison outreach program. In 1991, I was certified by the Orange County Sheriff’s Department to act as an official counselor for the correctional facilities in the area. I like to surprise people by telling them that  my teen years were spent in and out of jail—but only as a visitor. I have worked in such places as the Oak Glen Honor Farm, the Camp Pendleton Marine Corps Brig, the Norwalk California Youth Authority, and the James Musick Jail in Irvine. I teach college because I want to help people improve the quality of their lives; this is the same reason that I work in the jails.   

Recently, I tapped into my savings and purchased a Baby Grand in order to begin something I have wanted to do my whole life--learn how to play the piano. Although I am not currently taking lessons, my oldest son is--and he is belting out melodies nicely.His younger brother is learning the clarinet and a sister strums the guitar. Perhaps we will be the next Jackson Five.

Also, I have been fortunate enough to be able to assume the role of a student again as I  entered a second Master's Degree program in Education in May 2003. About 11 months later (after much sweat and tears!) I graduated from American Intercontinental University OnLine.

 

Key responsibilities

The instruction of students to the best of my ability—with enthusiasm and creativity; to reveal that words are powerful tools...they mean something...

 

Current Projects

  • The Santiago Canyon College Faculty Book Club  
  • SCC Writing Center Coordinator
  • The Scholarship Committee
  • The Basic Skills Task Force
  • The Curriculum and Instruction Council
  • The Narrow Way Prison Ministry where I work in local jails, counseling and instructing inmates through correspondence studies.
  • The Martial Arts Academy Newsletter, a quarterly publication for the students and parents of the Martial Arts Academy of Laguna Hills.
  • Pursuing a second Master's degree at AIU Online  (View some of my projects)
  • Raising up my five childrenIsaiah Zachary, 11; Nathaniel Joseph, 10; Abigail Cathrine, 8; Elijah Michael, 5, and Naomi Esther, 4.
  • Being a wife and mom--Roe and McFadden Easter 2003 (updated)
  • Being a kayaker's "widow"--See www.kayakfishingpro.com

 

Personal Interests

  • Shaolin Kempo Karate
  • My husband's bright yellow glider, named "Abigail." Take a look at http://www.martialartsacademy.org/zr.htm
  • Political debates
  • Reading the classics (Favorites include Dostoevsky's Crime and Punishment, Tolstoy's "Master and Man" and Nathaniel Hawthorne's The Scarlet Letter) See my Great Books List
  • Singing gospel music
  • Playing Texas Hold 'Em at Weekly Poker Nights
  • Listening to my son play the piano
  • Home decorating/remodeling
  • Real estate/investments
  • Philosophy and religion/Christian apologetics
  • Tennis and football (Go Steelers!)
  • Boxing (Go Shane Mosley and Arturo Gatti)
  • UFC
  • Disneyland!

"Extraordinary minds discuss ideas; ordinary minds discuss events, and weak minds discuss people"

 


Important Links

SCC Writing Center

American Intercontinental University Projects

     Tribute to Old Glory

     Tribute to Ronald Reagan

     Frequently Asked Questions

Just For Fun: Rules For Writers

  Essay Topics for Great Thinkers

   Great Books List: What You Should be Reading

Homework 

English 101 Notes

           Research PowerPoint Presentation

   English 103 Notes

Help with Research Papers

 

   Sentence Skills Brush-Up

 

    Must Know Grammar

 Practice with Similes

 

The Research Process

 

 
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Web page created by Maureen A. Roe and Ronald P. Kessler
Updated 2/24/01