Spotlight on Reading/Writing: Clif Smith


The TODAY’s Spotlight on Reading/Writing features CSU-Pueblo faculty and staff sharing their reading and writing experiences. The column is co-sponsored by the English and Foreign Languages Department and the English Club. This week’s feature highlights Clif Smith.

Name: Clif Smith

csmith.jpgUniversity position: Adjunct instructor, English

Educational background: MA, Adams State College in Alamosa; BS, Southwest Texas State University in San Marcos, Texas

Favorite book of all time: Too tough, but I’ll say “Billy Budd” by John Milton

Favorite guilty reading pleasure (easy, “beach” read): Kinky Friedman, Carl Hiaasen, Jeffrey Deaver and local/area history

Favorite quote: “A foolish consistency is the hobgoblin of little minds.” Ralph Waldo Emerson

Your greatest writing success and how you accomplished it: A paper in a Humanities class on a comparison of Tchiakovsky and the French National Anthem — I accomplished the task by doing research and listening to music over and over!

Your most challenging writing experience and how you tackled it: Master’s degree research project — step by step organized research

What are you currently reading? Mainly things for my classes.

For more information on this feature, contact English Club sponsor and English lecturer Constance Little (constance.little@colostate-pueblo.edu), 549-2197.