Submitted by Hope College senior, Piper Daleiden

What class(es) are you teaching this year?
ENGL 113, ENGL 230 (Fall): Ethnic Perspectives in American Literature, ENGL 230 (Spring): Black Women Writers, and ENGL 335 (Spring): Black Science/Speculative Fiction.

What do you love about teaching? 
I derive great satisfaction when I see my students progress –whether it’s in their critical thinking abilities or academic achievements–over the course of a semester. I am particularly excited to see this growth manifest over a period of time– especially when they come into my classroom as freshmen and then I get to see them again two or three semesters later.

Do you have a favorite book or author? 
My favorite author is Octavia Butler.

What makes you excited to teach at Hope? 
I consider it a blessing to be able to teach at a college where I can freely share my faith without worrying about violating any policies. I also appreciate that Hope welcomes everyone. 

If you could teach any class, what would it be? 
I would love the opportunity to teach a course that focuses on Black Digital/Visual Arts, especially Afrofuturist art and aesthetics.

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