Jo Cavins, Senior Lecturer
Office: Minard 316M
I began teaching at NDSU in the fall of 1982, so I've been here since before most of my current students were planned, much less born. That sometimes makes me feel old but I also feel that teaching new people each year keeps me young.
I'm a senior lecturer, with an office in South Engineering. I regularly teach English 120, College Composition II, and English 320, Business and Professional Writing. I also teach an online section of an introductory literature class, English 220, and, occasionally, Writing in the Humanities and Social Sciences (English 358). I'm looking forward to a new challenge soon, teaching English 325 (Writing in the Health Professions).
I hope that my classes allow students to find what they already know, add information and skills that I can share with them, and become better, more confident communicators.
I like to spend my free time reading (what a surprise, huh?), watching movies, attending local theater productions, and cooking.
I'm the mother of three grown or almost-grown kids. My oldest, Hannah, is a musician in New York (hannahvsthemany.com); Clara is completing her student teaching in St. Paul, and Sy is a senior in high school. The empty nest looms.
Last Updated: August 20, 2012.