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Episode One: Passion Project Showcase: Dr. Allison Palumbo Discusses Book: Love and the Fighting Female: A Critical Study of Onscreen Depictions | Winter 2021

 

Dr. Alison Palumbo

 

 

Dr. Allison P. Palumbo is a tenured English faculty member at Big Bend Community
College in Moses Lake, WA. They have a.D. in English from the
University of Kentucky and a long list of literary loves. Dr. P’s research
and teaching emphasize gender issues in American literature and
popular culture. 
In addition to their work on the sexual politics of
romance as portrayed onscreen,they have published
 articles on Henry
Miller’s 
Tropics trilogy. Beyond their passion or guessing entire movie
plotlines in the first five minutes, they love to read heavy books on hot beaches, indulge in
good food, and take road trips.

 

Episode Two: Passion Project Showcase: Dr. Jim Hamm, Physics Instructor Discuss Constellations and Stars | Spring 2021

 

 

Dr. Jim Hamm has been teaching at Big Bend since 1993. In that time he has primarily taught physics, astronomy, and science courses, although he has at one time or another taught almost every mathematics course from pre-algebra through differential equations. The only math courses he has missed are statistics, first-quarter calculus, and linear algebra. Before Jim came to Big Bend he taught for a couple of years part-time at Edmonds Community
College and North Seattle Community. To make ends meet during those years he also drove for Shuttle Express, an airport shuttle service. Prior to that he taught at Eastern Oregon State College for two years, and before that he was in graduate school at the University of Minnesota, graduating with a Ph.D. in Physics.

 

 

Episode Three: Passion Project Showcase: Dr. Dennis Knepp, Philosophy & Religion Faculty | Fall 2021

“I’m happy and so proud to introduce Dr Dennis Knepp who was born
and raised in Wichita Kansas as a teenager he worked as a machinist
that his father's business and drove a 1967 Camaro …
that did not have a seatbelt. He started college at Wichita State
University as an engineering student, but eventually found his own path as a
philosophy major. Dennis went to graduate school at Washington University in
St. Louis where he met Jennifer McCarthy, the rest, they say, is history and together
they moved to Moses Lake, in 2000 when Dennis accepted the data and Big Bend
Community College. Dennis has a very long list of published work and we are
proud to have him at our college." -- Dr. Sara Thompson-Tweedy

 

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