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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.



Select Course Descriptions

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.
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