Josh Parks teaches courses in rhetoric and composition, and western humanities.

B.A. English, University of Mississippi
M.A. English, University of Tennessee at Chattanooga


Teaching Interests

My teaching interests focus on composition, particularly helping students develop their original arguments.

Teaching Approach
I prefer to engage my students personally on the subject matter and help guide them to an understanding. I try to minimize lecture time, especially in composition courses, and help them learn critical thought through practice.


Outside of being a professor, what do you do for fun and/or relaxation?

Exercise and fly fishing help me to relax, each in its own way.

What are your expectations of students?
My expectations of my students are simple: show up prepared and ready to work. Those that do typically exceed their expectations.

What's something about you that might surprise your students?

I prefer cats to dogs.