Hi! My name is Justin Cary and I am a Lecturer in the University Writing Program. I have been teaching First Year Writing for almost ten years now and I have been at UNC Charlotte since 2011.
I really love the work I do; both as a teacher and as a member of an exciting University Program. I believe in the real world potential for writing and what it can do; that helping students better understand tools at their disposal (such as rhetoric, visual literacies, inquiry and critical self-reflection) will ultimately help them apply those tools for success during college and beyond.
Writing works; it can do things. Writing is real and it has real world applications in every profession. From a teaching standpoint, I use a wide variety of techniques to help students practice and apply writing. From integrating social media platforms into writing projects to opening up the course and allowing students to inquire into topics they feel passionate about, my teaching practice is always developing and always evolving.
I also love video games! I have been playing them since I was a little kid and from time to time I bring these works of art and composition into the class so we can see how writing, rhetoric and composition function in these digital spaces.
Feel free to check me out on Twitter @justinrcary or email me at firstname.lastname@example.org. Thanks for visiting my page.