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Jill Darling

Jill Darling (she/her) is a Lecturer II teaching composition & rhetoric and creative writing at UM-Dearborn, and has long been interested in critical and student-centered pedagogy, equity, access, and inclusion. Her project as an Affiliate draws on these to explore Open Educational Resources (OER) and to consider the benefits of, and potential for, creating an OER text focused on essay writing. Darling has an MFA in creative writing, a PhD in American literature and cultural studies, and is the author of Geographies of Identity: Narrative Forms, Feminist Futures (Punctum Books), the chapter “From Expository Blog to Engaged E-Portfolio: A Student-Centered Pedagogy in Process” in Engaging 21st Century Writers with Social Media, a number of academic and creative essays, collections of poetry, and more. Links to writing and additional info can be found at

Jill’s Recent Blog Posts

From Teaching for Equity & Inclusion to Reflecting on OER

Estimated reading time: 5-6 minutes During the summer and fall of 2021 I was fortunate to participat…

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