Erin Parke

Teacher, Ph.D., Writer

Is there a Doctor in the house?

It’s official, albeit a little late – I defended my dissertation In October and passed with flying colors.  On December 10th, I donned my funny hat and voluminous green gown … Continue reading

March 1, 2017 · Leave a comment

Book Review: The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao

The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao by Junot Díaz My rating: 5 of 5 stars I really didn’t know what to expect from this book. When I started reading … Continue reading

December 15, 2016 · Leave a comment


Well, I’ve done it.  I’ve officially finished my dissertation, and in less than two weeks, I will be defending it and (hopefully) pass and finish my Ph.D. journey.   But … Continue reading

October 16, 2016 · Leave a comment

Summer round up

June 3, 2016 · Leave a comment

Students do work!


March 12, 2015 · Leave a comment

Found Poetry

Last night in my Methods class, the students made found poetry out of some novels. The results were fantastic!

January 30, 2015 · Leave a comment

Editing Inspiration Thursday

“‘Yes, yes-‘ he’d said, nodding, ‘a schedule.  That’s what I’ve found, too.  Sometimes I simply stare at a blank sheet of paper, but I still sit here and stare at … Continue reading

January 15, 2015 · Leave a comment