Sean Tingle is an instructor in the Writers' Studio, a fully online first-year composition program in the College of Integrative Sciences and Arts. In this capacity, he primarily teaches advanced first-year composition (ENG105) and oversees writing mentors who are part of a course-embedded peer tutoring program in which advanced undergraduate and graduate students mentor Writers' Studio students in their first-year writing courses.
Mr. Tingle's teaching and research foci and interests are primarily directed toward increasing student success and retention in online first-year composition programs, creating a welcoming and inviting online classroom environment, innovation in online instruction, mentorship for students, writing mentors, and peers, collaboration and team teaching, transfer of learning, active and interactive teaching and learning, making real-world connections to learning, and community-based writing.
Mr. Tingle also has experience teaching Technical Writing, Developmental Writing, and ENG101 and 102, as well as various topics in the Humanities, such as Intro to Cinema, Contemporary Cinema, Intro to Pop Culture, Contemporary Humanities, Multicultural Folktales, Hispanic Film, and an Honors Forum. He loves engaging students in unconventional ways in order to inspire them to think about the world around them in various capacities they may never have considered otherwise.
On a more personal level, Mr. Tingle loves traveling all around the world in order to meet new people, experience new cultures, enjoy new food, and absorb the natural and human-made beauty of this world. He enjoys hiking, rock climbing, cycling, and exploring earth from above via light aircraft. He also one day hopes to visit space.