Jennifer Waters

Adjunct Faculty


Office Hours

Spring 2011 office hours will be posted the week of January 10.  If you need to contact me before that time, please email me.  Have a wonderful holiday!


Maricopa 2000-present

Currently a member of English Department Faculty (OYO) at Mesa Community College, as well as a part-time employee at KJZZ, Rio Salado College.

Have taught English, English Humanities, Humanities, and Reading in the Maricopa Community College District primarily at Scottsdale Community College Fall 2000 through Fall 2005 (Traditional, Blackboard-Enhanced; ENG 071, 101, 102; Business Grammar, Workforce Development) and Mesa Community College Spring 2006 to present (Traditional, WebCT-Enhanced, Online; ENG 081, 091, 101, 102; ENH 254), while also teaching first at Rio Salado College in 2001 (Distance; ENG 101, HUM 210) then at GateWay Community College Summer 2003 through Spring 2006 (Traditional, Blackboard-Enhanced; RDG 081, 091, ENG 071, 101, 102).

Have worked for KJZZ-KBAQ (Rio Salado College) from June 2001 to present, first in the Development Department (2001-2004 as Newsletter Editor and On-Staff Writer), then in Programming (2004 to present as Production Assistant for "Those Lowdown Blues").

Other Teaching

Faculty Associate, Department of English, Arizona State University Fall 2006 through Spring 2010 (Traditional, Blackboard-Enhanced, Online, Hybrid; WAC 101, Stretch 101; ENG 101, 102, 105, 301)

English Faculty, Paralegal Program, Long Technical College, East Valley 2004-2005 (Comp I, Comp II)

English Instructor, Vietnam Volunteers of Arizona in collaboration with the Refugee Resettlement Program, International Rescue Committee, Catholic Social Services, and the Lutheran Social Ministry of the Southwest 2001-2002 (Traditional; ESL Level 1)

Faculty Training and Student Tutoring

Teaching Fellow, Center for Teaching and Learning, Mesa Community College, Fall 2007-present (Plagiarism and Workshops)

Writing Tutor, Writing Center, Mesa Community College, Summer 2006, 2007, 2008, Spring 2009

Faculty Training Instructor, Center for Teaching and Learning, GateWay Community College, Spring 2005 through Spring 2006 ( Workshops)

Writing Across the Curriculum Faculty Collaboration between English Dept and Radiography Dept, GateWay Community College, 2004-2005

Current Committees

College: Developmental Education Committee, E-Learning Committee, Student Success Committee, Women's Studies/Women's History Month Committee

Department: Developmental Education Committee, Composition Committee, Humanities Committee

Previous Committees and Service Work

Judge, MCC All-Academic Team, 2007, 2008, 2010

MCC Representative, Adjunct Faculty Association Board, Fall 2006 through Summer 2010

Writing Programs Self-Study Committee, ASU, 2009-2010

Faculty Associate Representative, Writing Programs Committee, ASU, 2008-2010

College Leadership Team, MCC, 2008-2010

International Film Festival Committee, MCC, 2007-2010

Teaching & Learning With Technology Committee, MCC, 2008

Student Outcomes Committee, MCC, 2008

Humanities Faculty Professional Learning Community, MCC, 2007-2008

ENG101 Textbook Committee, SCC, 2005

ENG101 Assessment Committee, SCC, 2004-2005 Research & Implementation Project, GWCC, 2004-2005

ENG102 Assessment Committee, SCC, 2004-2005

Sigma Tau Delta English Honor Society Vice-President, MCC, 1995-1996

Associate Editor, Fiction, Hayden's Ferry Review, ASU, 1994-1996

Literacy Outreach Vice President, Co-Founder, ASU 1994-1995

Sigma Tau Delta English Honor Society Treasurer, MCC, 1994-1995

Mesa Community College Parent's Association President, MCC, 1992-1993

Classes Taught

Fall 2022

ENG101 First-Year Composition 3 Credits
Emphasis on rhetoric and composition with a focus on expository writing and understanding writing as a process. Establishing effective college-level writing strategies through four or more writing projects comprising at least 3,000 words in total.
Prerequisites: Appropriate writing placement test score, or a grade of C or better in ENG091 or ESL097 or WAC101, or a grade of B or better in ALT100, or (a grade of C in ALT100 AND Corequisites: ENG101LL or ENG107LL OR WAC101 OR ENG100A+).
Due to the possibility of last-minute schedule changes, students are encouraged to attend the first class meeting before purchasing the textbook.
General Education Designations: First-Year Composition [FYC] 
Section Location Delivery Dates Days Times Availability
Dobson Campus
In Person
08/22/2022 - 12/16/2022
9:00 AM - 10:15 AM


Dobson Campus
In Person
08/22/2022 - 12/16/2022
10:30 AM - 11:45 AM


Degrees & Awards

Master of Arts, English, Arizona State University, Tempe, Arizona, Thesis: “’Kaleidoscopic’ Historiography: Time and Reference in the Novels of Penelope Lively”

Bachelor of Arts, English (Humanities Minor), Arizona State University, Tempe, Arizona, 1997

Associate of Arts, Mesa Community College, Mesa, Arizona, 1993

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