Directory – facoba

Directory – facoba

Francisco Acoba

Associate Professor – Languages, Linguistics and Literature
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I am an associate professor of English, teaching literature and writing (with a sustainability focus). I believe in Peter Elbow's enabling mantra that "[e]veryone can write." More specifically, within a particular context, everyone can generate text that follows conventions and goes beyond them and has meaning for the writer and the intended audience.

Phone (808) 734-9412
(808) 734-9151 (fax)
Office Kalia 228
Academic Background

University of Hawai'i at Mānoa:

  • BA in English
  • MA in English
Research Interests

sustainability discourse, material sustainability, organizational change, community-based learning, service-learning, assessment, narrative, early American literature

Selected Publications

NCSE Community College Handbook for Sustainability Education and Operations

Student Learning for Civic Capacity: Stimulating Moral, Ethical, and Civic Engagement for Learning that Lasts

More than Bells without Clappers: Students Finding Voice through Civic Engagement with Big Questions

Place-based WAC/WID: Engaging Writing Students Through Geographic Place

Hill, Yao Zhang, Tanya Renner, Francisco Acoba, Krista Hiser, and Robert W. Franco. "Service-Learning's Role in Achieving Institutional Outcomes: Engagement, Learning, and Achievement." Service-Learning at the American Community College, edited by Amy Traver and and Zivah Katz, Palgrave Macmillan, 2014, pp. 169-182.

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