Mr. Randy Koch
Instructor of English

Randy Koch earned an M.F.A. in Creative Writing: Poetry from the University of Wyoming in 2009 and two degrees from Minnesota State University, Mankato: an M.A. in Creative Writing: Fiction in 1991 and a B.S. in English Education in 1989.

Contact Information
Office: 317A Bakeless Center for the Humanities
Email: rkoch@bloomu.edu
Office Phone: 570.389.4429
Fax: 570.389.3006
Office Hours (Fall 2014): MWF 12:15-12:50 p.m., MW 3:00-4:20 p.m., and 6:00-7:00 p.m.; TR 2:00-3:15 p.m. and 6:15-7:00 p.m. or by appointment

Teaching and Research Interests

Mr. Koch’s interests are creative writing, particularly poetry and nonfiction, and composition theory and pedagogy. His poems have appeared in a variety of publications, most recently J Journal, Measure, The Caribbean Writer, Open Window, and Making Connections: Interdisciplinary Approaches to Cultural Diversity. Collections of his poems include his chapbook This Splintered Horse published by Finishing Line Press in 2011 and Composing Ourselves: Sonnets about Teaching Composition on the U.S.-Mexico Border by Fithian Press in 2002. He also writes a monthly column about writing, writers, and the writer’s life called “Serving Sentences” for LareDOS: A Journal of the Borderlands, and his academic essays focusing on composition curriculum and pedagogy have appeared in The NWP Quarterly and College Composition and Communication

Courses Taught
Foundations of College Writing

Composition II

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