Jenny Klingenberg

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My Background

  • Hometown: Ludington, MI
  • Professional Experience: I began teaching English at MCC in 2003. The English language fascinates and befuddles me; I love working with students to observe the marks that centuries, cultures, and innovations have left on it. I also enjoy showing students that the research-informed writing they do in ENG 101 is not overwhelming and burdensome (as they often fear it will be) but manageable and meaningful. My non-classroom work is rewarding as well. In my time at MCC, I have served as Phi Theta Kappa Adviser, Honors Coordinator, member of the Re-accreditation Steering Committee, Department Chair, Achieving the Dream Co-Chair, English 091 Ambassador, and representative to several committees, councils, and boards. Finally, I don't just teach writing; I do it, too. I've written chapters for the Higher Learning Commission Annual Report, a Literature Discipline Review, Achieving the Dream Annual Reflection Narratives, several Information Literacy Modules, and a composition textbook, which I use in my courses.
  • Academic Degrees: B.A. in English Language and Literature from Lake Superior State University, M.A. in Literature and Pedagogy from Northern Michigan University,
  • Classes Taught: RDG 090 - Integrated Reading and Writing, ENG 101 - English Composition , ENG 102 - English Composition , ENG 210 - The Nature of Language

More About Me

  • ­I spend weekends exploring West Michigan with my husband and son.
  • I participate in (and sometimes lead) Bible studies at my church in Zeeland.
  • My guilty pleasure is listening to travel literature (Peter Mayle), historical fiction (Ken Follett), and British chick lit (Jojo Moyes) on Audible during my commute from Holland.