Dave Burnapp has spent many years working in education and development. This experience has given him a valuable insight into what happens in education in different countries and cultures. He researches and publishes on topics relating to internationalisation of Higher Education, and to the uses of innovative learning and teaching approaches. He is a National Teaching Fellow, and he has managed several projects concerning international collaboration funded by organisations including the Higher Education Academy and the British Council. Currently he teaches linguistics in the field of English and Creative Writing, and supervises PhD students researching topics relating to Applied Linguistics and innovative education.
Sam Reese has experience teaching English across New Zealand, Australia, and the UK, with a particular focus on forms of literary expression in both his teaching and research. His first book, on the short story in mid-twentieth century America, is forthcoming with Louisiana State University Press in early 2017, while his second project, looking at jazz, loneliness, and literature, takes a broader scope, considering works by writers from the Americas, the UK, Asia, and the Pacific. He currently teaches on literary theory, language and creativity, and postwar American literature.
Anthony Stepniak completed his BA in English literature and MA in Contemporary Literature at the University of Northampton. His degree study, along with fulfilling a range of roles within the English and Creative Writing department, has resulted in him gaining a wide experience of both the teaching methods and learning experience at Northampton. Anthony is currently undertaking his PhD which investigates contemporary reinterpretations of the Wicked Queen character, originally from the Snow White fairy tale, from a gender studies perspective. His primary research area is that of representations of gender and sexuality in contemporary narratives most commonly engaging with the cultural theoretical fields of postmodernism, queer theory, poststructuralism and gender studies.
Robert Farmer is a Learning Designer at the University of Northampton. His current areas of interest, activity and research include designing and creating open online and blended learning courses, active learning, the flipped classroom, patchwork text assessment, e-portfolios, collaborative learning and communities of learning, critical/engaged pedagogy, Socratic method and the importance and use of dialogue and discussion in education.