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Debbie McNutt

Name: Deborah McNutt

Title: ESL Instructor, Office Coordinator IT

Department: Modern Language, Information Technology

Education: Master of Arts in Education, Marietta College, 2007; G.S., Marietta College, 2003; TEFL Certification, Marietta College 2003

Research Interests: American Culture

Courses (Fall 2014): Bridge Oral/Aural – Listening & Note-taking, Cultural Transitions

Courses (Spring 2015): Bridge Oral/Aural – Listening & Note-taking, Cultural Transitions

Phone: (740) 376-4564

Email: drm001@marietta.edu

What can a student expect when taking one of your classes?

A friendly atmosphere where you’ll feel a freedom to ask questions, improve your note-taking skills and your presentation skills and become more familiar with how the American education system works.

What excites you about teaching at Marietta College?

We work together to teach and support students. On a personal level I couldn’t think of anything I would rather be doing with my life than when I’m working with International students — It’s my dream job.

When you aren’t teaching, what other activities do you enjoy?

I enjoy reading, cooking and being with friends and family.

Do you prefer flipping through the pages of a book or an e-book?

I’m a little old fashioned when it comes to books. I prefer a book, but I do use my iPad for reading books as well (it’s like having an entire library at your fingertips).

What is your favorite location on campus and why?

There really are so many locations I enjoy. The Chlapaty Café by the library, the benches outside of Thomas Hall, the outside top area by the bookstore/mailroom, and the bench by Erwin Hall are all favorite places to sit and watch the world pass by.

What is your favorite Marietta College event?

Global Palate — This is an awesome event and I think everyone should attend at least once. Sometimes they’ll have outside speakers or student presentations about their travels to other countries, which include a delicious dinner of food from that part of the world. In 2014, they did Japan with student debates which was quite exciting and Thailand with student presentations about mangrove trees and shrimp. Both were wonderful and entertaining.