Faculty, Non-Voting Member

Term Expires: 12/31/2023

“I call myself an accidental teacher. After years of dropping in and out of colleges, and playing punk rock in NYC, I eventually landed in the classroom. We all have stories, and I am honored that my students share their voices and journeys with me every semester.”

Biography

Amy Braziller is an English faculty member at Red Rocks Community College, where she has taught since 1998. Prior to teaching at RRCC, Amy worked as an adjunct instructor for five years, teaching at various CCCS colleges. She teaches composition, literature, creative writing, and humanities. In addition to her teaching responsibilities, Amy has served as a department chair, faculty senate president, and been active in equity and inclusive initiatives for most of her years at RRCC. During her time at RRCC, Amy has received several honors and awards, such as Faculty of the Year, Leprino Endowed Teaching Chair, Inclusion & Diversity Award, and Colorado Distance Educator of the Year.

Amy has presented regionally and nationally at conferences on topics related to LGBT safe zones, multimodal composition, learning communities, and online teaching. Amy has a Master’s degree in Literature from New York University and a Bachelor’s degree in English from Empire State College.

When she is not teaching, Amy spends time writing and staring at the clouds. She has published poems, essays, and fiction, and she is the co-author of The Bedford Book of Genres, a composition textbook published by Macmillan.