Between my prior teaching experience at a public, urban research university in
Detroit and my current teaching experience at Central State University, a HBCU and
1890 Land Grant Institution, I have developed a teaching philosophy that values my
students’ prior knowledge as well as the history and resources of the communities in
which I teach, demonstrates to my students the value of discovering and researching new,
unfamiliar content areas, and promotes my students’ valuable research and work to outside
audiences, often by teaching students how to compose their projects in digital formats like
websites and YouTube videos. I have brought this basic philosophy to my design and instruction of a
wide range of in-person and on-line composition and literature courses at Central State—including first-year writing courses, African American Literature from 1913-Present, American Literature from 1860-Present, and American Literary History.
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Full List of Courses Taught
Intro to College Writing
Writing and Researching the Essay
Introduction to Fiction
Great American Books
Introduction to Interdisciplinary Studies in the Humanities
Comics and Graphic Novels
Great Books, Great Films
Survey of American Literature 1865-Present
Survey of African American Lit 1913-Present
Detroit: Race, Labor, Culture
Literature of the Black Lives Matter Movement
Capstone in Interdisciplinary Studies
Race and the Environment
On Course Content
I greatly appreciate taking this course with Dr. Haddad. It allowed me to gain deeper insights into Detroit-related culture of which I as an outsider had previously little knowledge of except for some wide known facts and biased stereotypes. I admire the instructor's creative approach in material delivery and his desire to make this course as interactive as possible. Thank you so much!
On Passion and Organization
“Professor Haddad is a passionate and compassionate teacher. If anyone was made for teaching, based off my experience in this course, I would say it was him. These qualities were reflected in the thoughtfulness and purpose the course was taught with.
It was clear and evident from the beginning of this course that Professor Haddad aspired for this class not to just be a course we needed, but rather an educational journey that would result in us students leaving with a strong foundational base in both research and essay.
From beginning to the end every step had it's purpose. From the projects to video lessons it was refreshing to be in a class where the teacher had a clear and specific reason as to why we were doing what we were doing. I would recommend that any student take this class with Professor Haddad because with 100% certainty I can say that the rest of my academic journey will be easier because of the effort and mastery of Professor Haddad.”
About On-Line Teaching
Dr. Haddad was an excellent professor! He communicated effectively, was well-organized, and provided excellent feedback. The coursework was challenging and I appreciated having multiple options for the reading/response assignments. I would seek him out for future classes.