Date of Award

Spring 5-15-2015

Degree Type


Degree Name


Degree Program




Major Professor

Bates, Randy

Second Advisor

Hazlett, John

Third Advisor

Debacher, Sarah


Comprised of seven essays, this collection of literary nonfiction explores one man's journey into the teaching profession. The author recounts his experiences from just before he heard the call, to his first year teaching as an intern at Punahou School in Honolulu, through his first three years teaching full-time, and the challenges, mostly internal conflicts, he worked through as he taught freshmen and then two junior/senior electives before eventually going on sabbatical to Tanzania for his ninth year.


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