Monthly Archives: March 2017

Allison Piper Geber: Three Things I Wish I Would Have Known Before Becoming a Lecturer

After finishing my MA in Rhetoric, Composition, and Professional Communication at Iowa State University, I accepted an offer to stay on as a lecturer in the English department. As a lecturer, I enjoy the privileged ability to focus my efforts solely on teaching. This can be both a blessing and a curse; a blessing because of the opportunity to hone my pedagogical skills and methods, and a curse because I find myself pining for those graduate school discussions that were so stimulating that they gave me a headache. With that, it truly is a simpler life to just wear the instructor hat instead of juggling a second, student hat as well. Continue reading