Brazosport College welcomes new creative writing instructor
Dr. Chun Lee has always enjoyed the written word, but it became a passion during his years in high school.
It began when he started reading books by popular horror author Stephen King as a teenager. Through time, Dr. Lee’s love for the writing process grew until he knew he wanted to make creative writing a career.
Beginning this fall semester, Dr. Lee will bring his passion for the written English language to Brazosport College. As an Instructor of English, he will be teaching a variety of courses, including Creative Writing, American Literature and a couple of dual credit composition classes at Angleton High School.
Dr. Lee will be filling a role that was occupied by Dr. Kathleen Anderson-Wyman, who will be taking on more humanities courses at the college.
“Dr. Lee has a very strong background in creative writing,” said Dr. Kate Funkhouser, Brazosport College Division Chair, Communications & Fine Arts. “He also has a background in American Literature and will be developing new courses, including classes in graphic novels, Science Fiction and others. He’ll broaden what we’re already offering and will be a big asset to Brazosport College and our community.”
Originally from Irvine, Ca., Dr. Lee earned his Bachelor of Arts in English from University of California Irvine, followed by a Masters of Arts in Writing Popular Fiction from Seton Hill University in Greensburg, Pa. He then secured a Ph.D. in English from University of Louisiana at Lafayette.
At Brazosport College, Dr. Lee’s classes will cover poetry, fiction and non-fiction. Just as important, he plans to keep his courses upbeat and interesting for his students.
“There will be a focus on experimentation,” Dr. Lee said. “Creative writing is digging into yourself and expressing how you view the world. It will be a safe place to engage in the creative process and every writing type will be accepted. There should be no need to fear that one’s writing would be ostracized in any way.”
The fall semester at Brazosport College begins Aug. 26. Registration is ongoing until Aug. 20. For more information about registering for classes at Brazosport College, visitwww.brazosport.edu/register or call 979.230.3000.