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Dave has worked at RWU since the early 1990’s, teaching all levels of writing courses, including day, night, and online, as well as being a Faculty Tutor at the Writing Center for more than twenty years. In class, he believes in active learning, using a variety of collaborative activities that require students to learn by doing and by teaching each other. He also stresses examples, supplying his own models to each writing assignment, because he wants to show students clear and specific essays, letters, and reports, as well as to highlight that writing is important to him. His most recent publications are a peer-reviewed article, “Grammar Jam: A Creative Editing Tactic,” in the Prompt and two books in his “Matthew Diggerson Mystery” series: Rules to Die By and its prequel, Planning to Die. He is currently working on a sequel to the first murder mystery, all of which involve a composition teacher turned sleuth. Dave's third murder mystery, Marked for Murder, was published through the Cozy Cat Press in the summer of 2018.