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My name is Dr. Sheldon Walcher!  I am the Director of the Composition Program at Roosevelt University, where I also currently oversee the English Graduate Credential in the Teaching of Writing Program.

I received my Ph.D. in Rhetoric and Composition from the University of Utah, and hold an MFA in Creative Writing from Penn State University. As an undergraduate, I double-majored in Philosophy and Literature at the University of California at Santa Cruz.

In addition to having studied all over the United States, I have lived and traveled extensively around the world. I was born in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil — and have traveled¬† throughout Europe, Latin America, Africa, India,¬† Asia and Australia. Indeed, I taught English in Osaka, Japan for several years, and will be making my fourth trip to Thailand this summer!

In addition to writing, teaching, and travel, I enjoy camping, skiing, running, cooking, film, modern art, and architecture.

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