About Me

I received my B.A. and M.A. in English Literature from UCSB. One day I might finally finish my dissertation entitled "W(h)istful Expectations: Gambling in Victorian England." (Anybody wanting to give me a 'kick in the butt' towards this endeavor is highly welcome.)

While I was interviewing for my current position here, I remember stepping onto campus and feeling my heart literally warm as I saw the diversity of students. I began teaching English at De Anza College in 2000. Since then, I have taught the entire gamut of composition classes from EWRT200 to EWRT1C and EWRT2. I've served in a variety of capacities on campus including administrative positions as well as faculty coordinator positions. I have taught for LinC (Learning in Communities), Sankofa Scholars, Puente Program, REACH, and the Honors Program.

When I'm not teaching, I'm enjoying every minute I get to spend with my lovely daughter (or I'm wishing I were playing volleyball and basketball or singing in a rock/blues band). Please stop by my office sometime to chat! I enjoy talking not only about writing and literature but, equally as important, about UCLA and Lakers basketball games.

Classes I Teach

Winter 2024

00628ELIT 48B01Major American Writers (The Advent of Realism, 1865-1914)
00748EWRT 1A04QComposition and Reading
38281EWRT 22PDCritical Reading, Writing and Thinking
36503LART 25004QAcademic Reading and Writing

Fall 2023

21998EWRT 1A1PQComposition and Reading
26979EWRT 1A70ZComposition and Reading
26322EWRT 1AF2QComposition and Reading
25492LART 2501PQAcademic Reading and Writing
27713LART 250F2QAcademic Reading and Writing

Faculty Info

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Lydia Hearn




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B.A. UC Santa Barbara, 1992
M.A. UC Santa Barbara 1997

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