Alex Gregor is a writer, editor, and educator from Atlanta, Georgia currently living in Rome, Italy. He holds a Master of Education in Curriculum and Instruction with a concentration in Teaching Culturally, Linguistically Diverse and Exceptional Learners from George Mason University, as well as a Master of Arts in English with a concentration in Literary Studies and a Bachelor of Arts in English with a concentration in Creative Writing from Georgia State University.
As an educator, Professor Gregor has approximately 10 years of experience—the majority of which has been international—along with a strong background in content knowledge in the area of English Language and Literature, with specializations in Contemporary World Literature, Creative Writing, and Academic Writing. He has extensive training and experience in Education, as well as the unique skill set acquired by teaching in both Secondary and University English Language and Literature Departments and working in writing centers. He has knowledge and experience with the International Baccalaureate (IB) and American education systems, along with a particular interest in cross-curricular writing and research, performance-based assessment, multimodal portfolio projects, and real-world opportunities for students that can be imagined and planned in the classroom, and then actually implemented as projects in their communities. He is a passionate mentor and guide for every type of student, regardless of their interests, experiences, goals, or background.
As a writer and editor, Professor Gregor has over a decade of experience not only as a small press publisher but also as a written communications specialist. He is one of the founding editors of OOMPH! Press, an international organization publishing contemporary poetry in translation, as well as the author of the book of poetry The Pollen Path (Radioactive Cloud, 2019). His poetry, fiction, and nonfiction are all available widely in print and online.
Professor Gregor currently teaches English Composition and Creative Writing Workshops in Poetry, Mixed Genre, and Food Writing. His courses are student-centered and instructor-led: in Composition, students choose an area of interest and a topic for a research project based on this interest, and then go on to develop a specialization in their topic and prepare a final paper and presentation that proposes a possible solution to an identified problem related to their project; in Creative Writing Workshops, students acquire skills to develop an authentic literary style and voice, produce a personal portfolio with work ready for submission, create a customized creative writing action plan, and participate in a creative writing community.
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