Christine Vonder Haar

Office: ASC 3058
Phone: (231) 591-2528
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Christine Vonder Haar specializes in Rhetoric and Composition, teaching a variety of writing courses including introductory level (ENGL 150) and advanced writing (ENGL 321).  In addition to composition, she teaches linguistics (ENGL 301) as well as the following literature courses: Practical Criticism (LITR 250), Modern British Literature (LITR 352), and Shakespeare (LITR 323).

Her current academic and research interests are in the field of Secondary English Education, particularly curriculum design and development. She has served as the Program Coordinator for English Education majors and minors since 2010 and teaches the program capstone courses (ENGL 415 Theory of Composition and LITR 415 Teaching Literature in the Secondary School).

She also supervises pre-service teachers during their student teaching semester.  Her co-curricular interests on campus include Newman Center (RSO for Catholic students on campus), the annual Shakespeare Festival, the Shakespeare Interest Group, and the Student Fulbright Program. Additionally, she serves as a dissertation committee chair for students in the Doctor of Community College Leadership program at Ferris.

Dr. Vonder Haar is a life-time member of the Fulbright Association and was awarded Fulbright Scholarships to Poland (90-92) and Hungary (97). She is the 2012 recipient of the Outstanding Academic Advising Award.

Doctor of Arts University of Michigan
M.A. Middlebury College, Bread Loaf School of English
B.A. Fontbonne University

Employed at Ferris since:  2005