Teaching

I have taught a wide variety of courses ranging from small seminars to over two-hundred student lecture courses at both the undergraduate and graduate level. At Dartmouth, I teach for numerous departments and programs including the English and Creative Writing Department, DartmouthX, Comparative Literature, and the Masters of Arts in the Liberal Studies (MALS) Program.

Student Comments on My Teaching

"I'm glad I got to take an English class before I graduated! This was my final term at Dartmouth, and learning about the College's history and reflecting on my experience at this storied institution was an incredible way to cap off my time at Dartmouth. This was one of the best courses I've ever taken, and I'll always remember what I learned here!"
— Spring 2018 (ENGL-55.12).

"I thought that Professor Dobson did an excellent job of bringing theoretic debates into our conversations and of trying to make them accessible to the class. As with Professor Pease, he strive to make himself a resource for students which I greatly appreciated. Several times during the term, Professor Dobson brought in images and archival materials that expanded our discussions to the history and reception of the novels, which I hope he will continue to do."
— Winter 2016 (English 52.04)

"Professor Dobson was an amazing teacher—simply the best one can ask for. He designed an incredibly interesting and well-organized course on a relevant topic. Professor Dobson struck the perfect balance in terms of workload, made sure that there was never a dull moment in class, and got everyone excited and engaged."
— Winter 2015 (WRIT-5).



(Photo by Eli Burakian ’00)

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