About Me

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Biography

My first time at De Anza was as a student after graduating from Fremont High School in Sunnyvale, and I am now an instructor in the English and Technical Writing Departments at the college. Prior to teaching here, my work life includes teaching positions at SFSU, SJSU, CSM and the UC/SFSU Prison Outreach Project at San Quentin, as well as 25 years in high-tech sales, marketing and business development. I have taught at De Anza since 2008, led the college district's week-long trip to the Oregon Shakespeare Festival for three years, and have lived in the Bay Area much of my life.

Classes I Teach

Winter 2023

CRNCourseSec.Title
37184EWRT 1A34ZComposition and Reading

Fall 2022

CRNCourseSec.Title
27285EWRT 1A27QComposition and Reading
27292LART 25027QAcademic Reading and Writing

Course Syllabi

Faculty Info

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Brian Smith
PART-TIME FACULTY

English

smithbrian@deanza.edu

408.864.3041

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Education

  • M.A. English Literature, San Francisco State University, 2007
  • B.A. English Literature, San Francisco State University, 2001
  • B.A. Creative Writing, San Francisco State University, 2000
  • A.A. Technical Writing, De Anza College, 2013
  • A.A. English, De Anza College, 2011
  • A.A. Business/CIS, De Anza College, 2007
  • A.A. Humanities, De Anza College, 1983
  • Certificate of Achievement in Business, De Anza College, 2011
  • Certificate in Teaching Post-Secondary Composition, San Francisco State University, 2005

Office Hours

Spring 2018

By appointment.


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