Julie Dampier-Cook, M.A.

Adjunct Professor, English

After my family, teaching has always been my First Love. I taught high school English for ten years before moving to the college level in 2000. My husband and I have been lucky enough to live all over the United States, but when we moved to Kansas City and I interviewed with Avila, I knew that I had found my forever “home.” Teaching English 111 and 112 is a perfect fit for me, as I have always had an interest in the personal, social, and political power of language.

I have been married to my husband Tom for almost 30 years, and we have two children: Josh, who is a teacher’s aid in Santa Barbara, California; and Anna, who is earning her M.A. in Statistics at Boston University. When I’m not grading papers, I enjoy reading, gardening, compositing, politics, crafting, knitting, camping, traveling, hiking, and kayaking.

English 111 and English 112
B.A., English and Secondary Teaching -- University of California at Davis
M.A., English -- University of Alaska at Anchorage
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