Crown Core Course Faculty

  • Steve Coulter Steve Coulter

    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.

  • Dion FarquharDion Farquhar

  • Chris GrayChris Gray

    Author of Postmodern WarCyborg Citizen, and other books. Editor of The Cyborg Handbook, with Steven Mentor and Heidi Figueroa-Sarriera, and currently working with them on a collection called Modified: Living as a Cybernetic Organism. Published over 100 articles in over a dozen different disciplines and fields. Interdisciplinary ("self-designed") BA from Stanford, Ph.D. from UCSC's History of Consciousness Program. Also writes science fiction, designs board games and tarot decks, and makes collages and cartoon versions of academic articles. Currently working on: Infoisms: Aphorisms About InformationA California Family, the genealogical, genetic, historical and cultural story of his family; and many shorter articles and stories.


  • Roxi HamiltonRoxi Hamilton

  • Marilyn PattonMarilyn Patton

    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?