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Stephen Florian

Assistant Professor of Writing and Communication 
Arts and Sciences - Humanities


Paul Bldg 506, Ketchikan Campus



Steve Florian teaches all levels of university writing and serves as the Bachelor of Liberal Arts Distance Coordinator. In conjunction with the BLA program, he teaches Humanities 210 and Humanities 499, which serve as introductory and capstone classes to the degree. Before arriving in Ketchikan, Steve Florian taught composition, business writing, and academic first year experience classes at California State University Northridge; he also received his MA in Rhetoric and Composition from CSUN. He has also taught composition and critical thinking at Los Angeles Valley College and New York Film Academy. At one time a returning student himself, Steve’s main area of research interest is in retention and persistence among college students. He is currently working on a dissertation in that field through the Composition and Applied Linguistics PhD program at Indiana University of Pennsylvania. Steve has presented papers at academic conferences across the United States and in Australia, on such diverse topics as protest rhetoric, the rhetoric of surfing, and the commerce of virtue in Henry Fielding’s Joseph Andrews. He lives with his wife, two children, three chickens, and a dog.


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