Michelle Le Blanc
Instructor of English
At Adams State University since Fall 2016, Michelle Le Blanc teaches general education reading writing courses for new college students (Communication Arts I and II). Le Blanc helps students to embrace the questions in order to find their voices.
“I feel it is important to recognize that students are making major shifts in their worldviews and beginning to realize and form their own beliefs. Students’ approach to learning must also shift – from learning to take standardized tests to entering the conversation, thinking critically, synthesizing information, and arriving at their own questions and conclusions. It’s also important to have not only empathy for these changes, but to also facilitate the learning that will help students work through these changes, become critical thinkers, and responsible world citizens. After all, writing is a personally intimate and challenging process. To teach writing without empathy and appropriate challenge would discount its very nature.”
Building on her bachelor of science degree in journalism and mass communication from the University of Colorado – Boulder, Le Blanc has worked as a grant writer, group facilitator, journalist – most recently published in the Pueblo PULP – and has had her poems published. In 2012 she earned her MFA in Creative Writing with an emphasis in fiction from Antioch University in Los Angeles where she was chosen as the commencement speaker for her quite appropriate cohort -- The Aspens. She has two works in progress: a coming of age dystopian novel and a memoir of illness, balance, and thriving.