Wyckoff, Robert, Ph.D.

Robert Wyckoff

Instructor of English

B.A., Pomona College
M.A., University of New Mexico
PhD in English from Texas A&M

Contact

  • Email:
  • Phone: 203-332-8557
  • Office: BH-228D

Biography

Robert Wyckoff, Instructor of English, teaches Composition, Literature, and American Literature courses. He has taught at Housatonic, Naugatuck Valley, and Southern Connecticut State University.

He earned a Master of Arts from the University of New Mexico and a PhD from Texas A&M University. His research focused on rhetoric, composition, and American Literature, and frequently applied theory to popular culture. He has attended regional and national conferences and presented on topics such as how technology changes teaches and learning, rethinking assessment, alternatives to academic writing in composition courses, and zombies.

At HCC he has served on College Senate, Curriculum Committee, and the Career Readiness Task Force. Recently he has become involved in Open Educational Resources, and he is particularly interested in the technology that supports OER. His OER ENG 101 course includes a unit on videogames and education to help students reflect on their engagement with these huge parts of their lives. He enjoys discovering the ways his interests overlap with his students' interests, and tries to encourage students to apply the tools of analysis and criticism to their lives

He enjoys cooking and building stuff at home, and is much better at one than the other.