Rashaan Alexis Meneses

Overview

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Education

  • MFA Fiction, Creative Writing , Saint Mary's College of California, June 2006
  • B.A. English, Creative Writing Specialization, University of California, Los Angeles , June 1998

Professional Experience

Fellowships:

Courses Taught

English/Composition

  • Introduction to College Composition for High Potential/SAILS Program
  • English 3
  • English 4
  • English 5

Collegiate Seminar

  • Greek Thought
  • Renaissance Thought
  • Roman, Early Christian, Medieval Thought
  • 19th & 20th Century Thought
  • Seminar 1: Critical Strategies and Great Questions
  • Seminar 2: Western Traditions I
  • Seminar 103: Western Traditions II
  • Seminar 146: The Common Good Seminar: Questions of Citizenship

Justice, Community, and Leadership (formerly known as Liberal and Civic Studies)

  • FYAC/Edu 70
  • LCS 121: Culture & Civic Responsibility
  • LCS 122: Environmental Responsibility
  • LCS 123: Modern Global Issues
  • LCS 124: Democracy & Active Citizenship
  • LCS 124: Senior Assessment and Portfolio
  • JCL 125: Text-Based Discussions in a Middle School Classroom
  • JCL 130: Environmental Responsibility in a Global Community 
  • JCL 140: Justice and Leadership in a Global Community 
  • JCL 190: Senior Thesis and Portfolio

Service

Collegiate Seminar :

  • Texts & Teaching Facilitator
  • Seminar Student Co-Leader Program (Fall 2017)
  • Seminar Diversity Task Force (Fall 2017-present)
  • Collegiate Seminar Mentor (Spring 2016)
  • Model Implementation Comittee
    (September 2011 - Present)
  • Director Search Committee
    (September 2011 - December 2011)
  • Collegiate Seminar Governing Board Member
    (August 2010 - Present)

Kalmanovitz School of Education:

  • English Learner Faculty Search Committee
    (September 2014 - January 2015)

Liberal & Civic Studies:

  • L&CS Governing Board Member
    (August 2011 - July 2012)

Strategic Initiative #2 Task Force:

  • Support the Student Lifecycle Sub-committee
    (March 2014 - June 2014)

Presentations

Selected Presentations

Publications

Honors, Awards & Grants

Honors: 

 

Finalist:

  • 2015 Finalist for Reynolds Price Short Fiction International Literary Award, Center for Women Writers, Salem College. 
  • 2009 Gift of Freedom - A Room of Her Own Foundation 

Nominated:

  • Best of the Net Fiction Prize - Sundress Publications (December 2011), Short story "Like Fish to Ginger" published and nominated by UC Riverside's Coachella Review.
Awards: 

 

  • 2018 Author Fellowship, Martha's Vineyard Institute of Creative Writing 
  • Ancinas Scholarship for Fiction Program at 47th Annual Community of Writers at Squaw Valley, 2017.
  • The Retreat for Writers, Hawthornden Castle, Scotland, UK, 2013.
  • Artist Residency at MacDowell Colony, 2013.
  • Sor Juana Ines de la Cruz Scholarship for Excellence in Fiction - Saint Mary's College of California, 2005.