Airica Parker

Contact Information


Office: Eddy 329

Role: Faculty

  • Literature and Composition

Department: English


I am fortunate to work as an instructor. The material always sends me on unexpected adventures toward deeper understanding and helping students open and develop their minds is enormously satisfying.

Born and raised in Arvada, Colorado, I now hold a BFA in Theatre and a BA in English from Stephens College, a 1025-hour CMT from the Rocky Mountain Institute of Healing Arts, and a literature-extensive MFA in Creative Writing from the University of Alaska-Fairbanks. Additionally, numerous national and international literary journals have graciously supported my poetry and other works, and The Poetry Foundation selected me as a 2011 finalist for a Ruth Lilly Fellowship.

Since 2008, I have taught at three universities – including CSU since 2012. Classes I have led here so far include: World Drama, Reading Without Borders, College Composition, Self/Community in American Culture from 1877 – Present, Academic Writing, Twentieth Century Fiction, and Study of Literature.

My travel history in, namely, India, Ireland, Netherlands, Italy, France, Germany, Spain, Thailand, Mexico, Guatemala, Nicaragua, Honduras, Canada, and twenty-nine of our fifty states offers my students an extraordinary context because my global and collective outlook shapes many of the ways in which I think and teach.

Thank you for your interest, and please feel free to contact me.


World Drama: Sample Syllabus - Syllabus

Here is a syllabus to show you a bit about my teaching style.