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Christopher R. Friend

Assistant Professor of English at Saint Leo University near Tampa, Florida

Chris Friend works in the Department of English, Fine Arts, & Humanities at Saint Leo University. His research work explores the interactions among teaching, learning, and course delivery, and he is particularly interested in how technologies of connection and communication influence pedagogy. With over a dozen years’ experience teaching freshmen in both high school and college, he feels most at home building classes that teach fundamental or preparatory skills and building assignments that trick students into learning more than they thought they could. He tweets about these things, plus the occasional rocket launch and craft stout, at @chris_friend and posts his digital work, including occasional blog posts, to

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