Educator

David Starkey is Professor of English, Director of the Creative Writing Program and former Director of the Composition Program at Santa Barbara City College. A frequent collaborator with the late Wendy Bishop, Starkey helped develop a pedagogy focused on the cross-pollination of composition and creative writing. In addition to his work with Bishop, which includes the co-authored Keywords in Creative Writing (2006), he is the editor of two collections of essays on pedagogy, Teaching Writing Creatively (1998) and Genre by Example: Writing What We Teach (2001), and a special issue of Teaching English in the Two-Year College (Dec. 2014). Starkey is currently editing a collection of essays on teaching corequisite composition (forthcoming from Utah State University Press, 2023). His writing on corequisite composition is informed by his participation in SBCC’s Express to Success program, an early-adopter of the ALP/corequisite model, and his many conference presentations in recent years have emphasized his pedagogy and passion for working with a broad range of student writers.