Crown Core Course Faculty
Roger has taught courses on writing, journalism, service learning, and Latin America. He has a Bachelor’s degree in Anthropology from UCSC, and a Master’s in Literature with an emphasis on Creative Writing from CSU-San Francisco. Credits include the New York Times, and co-translation of the million-seller Where There Is No Doctor. He has collaborated on several award-winning films, including The Man We Called Juan Carlos. His photos have appeared in the New York Times, National Geographic books, and his own book, The Highland Maya.
He helped found an agricultural program in Guatemala that inspired the farmer-to-farmer movement, which has helped to improve the harvests of millions of poor farmers around the world.
Steve Coulter graduated from UCSC in 1984 with a degree in Creative Writing. A jaunt to Europe that summer turned into twenty years living in Copenhagen, Amsterdam, and on the southwest coast of Ireland playing the Celtic harp and running a recording studio. He returned to UCSC to earn a Master’s Degree in Education, taught 8th grade Language Arts in Watsonville, and then entered the Doctoral Program in Education at UCSC focusing his research on first-year university writing courses. Steve is now a lecturer for the Writing Program and teaches Core for Crown College and College Ten addressing issues of sustainability and social justice. His article, Resistance is Futile: The Borg, the Hive, and Corporate Hegemony, will be published in the June issue of Teknocultura.
Marilyn Patton is delighted to be teaching at Crown College. She earned her B.A. in English at Stanford University and her Ph.D. at UC Santa Cruz. She taught Literature and the Arts at Stanford, American Studies at UCSC, and both writing and literature in Silicon Valley. Her doctoral work was on cannibalism in literature with its political, religious, anthropological and psychosexual implications. Her most recent publication is a chapter in Latino/a Literature in the Classroom on teaching the plays of El Teatro Campesino. Her reading interests include Asian and Asian-American writing, science fiction, the origins of the universe, Melville, and theater. In this disenchanted world, where do we look for magic?