Jon Drinnon
Jon working on computer at the Benbow Inn

Educational Background
M.A., Comparative Literature,
Certificate Teaching Composition:
San Francisco State University
B.A., Comparative Literature, Minor: Spanish: University of California, Berkeley
Teaching Experience

Full-time English Instructor, Merritt College, 2006 to present
Full-time Sabbatical Leave Replacement, Laney College
Lecturer, San Francisco State University
English Adjunct Faculty, Diablo Valley College
Full-time English Instructor, Laney College (one semester sabbatical leave replacement)

Full-time Puente English Instructor, Chabot College (one year sabbatical leave replacement)
English Adjunct Faculty, Merritt College
English Adjunct Faculty, City College of San Francisco
English Adjunct Faculty, Los Medanos College
Spanish Instructor, Albany Adult School


Co-Chair of Merritt College English/Languages/Humanities/ESL/ Philosophy Department 2008-2015
Elected two terms to Executive Committee, Academic Senate for California Community Colleges, 2009-2012
ASCCC Area B Representative, 2009-2012
ASCCC Standards and Practices Chair, 2011-2012
ASCCC Faculty Development Committee Chair, 2009-2011
Merritt College English Department Co-Chair, 2008 to present
Merritt College Curriculum Committee Chair
, 2006-2010

Areas of Expertise / Interest
Developmental English Composition,
Multicultural World Literature with focus on Latin American Literature,
Spanish Language
I am a strong believer in research based instruction especially at the basic skills level. My educational background gives me the expertise to bring the most effective teaching methods to my classroom to facilitate learning composition and reading skills. I combine that element with a love of diverse literatures and a focus on student-centered learning. I especially value the student experience not only because I was myself a re-entry student not so very long ago, but also because I firmly believe in the intrinsic worth of each and every student.

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