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Getting to Know UNO Faculty

Maria Knudtson - Lecturer - English

College Affiliation: Arts and Sciences, English Dept.
Coursework Focus: First Year Writing, specifically Composition II which is an introduction to academic writing, research, and argument.

The best aspect of UNO is the diverse nature of the student body which creates not only a dynamic environment in an argument class, but also a teaching challenge in meeting the writing needs of students with different levels of skill and experience.

 The best advice I have received as an educator is to help students connect the concepts of a particular class to other courses and to their overall education at UNO.
When students understand their course of study as more cohesive than disparate, when they put the pieces together as a whole, they really grow to their potential.
Graduation is the public demonstration of that growth. It’s all about the students.