Rebecca Davis, Ph.D., is faculty for the university’s Writing & Consciousness and Literature & Consciousness programs. Rebecca received her Ph.D. in English Literature and Critical Theory from the University of Washington. She earned her M.F.A. in Creative Writing from Purdue University where she won Purdue’s Graduate Student Award for Outstanding Teaching in 2001 for a fiction workshop. She has taught literature, writing and interdisciplinary studies at the University of Washington, Antioch University and . For the past 15 years, Rebecca has taught fiction writing workshops, personal essay writing workshops, as well as basic and advanced composition courses at major universities. She has taught special studies in literature, advanced expository writing, courses on the modern novel, interdisciplinary writing for psychology, sociology and more. She is a published and award-winning short story author. Before turning to scholarly writing and teaching, she learned the craft of non-fiction writing by working for two decades as a ghost writer, newspaper reporter, editor and freelance writer.