Felice Lopez Bell is an assistant professor of English. She has been teaching at Mars Hill University since 2009. Some of her additional roles include the Director of First-Year Composition and the Director of the MHU Writing Center and Writing in the Disciplines Program. She is also the faculty advisor for the Cadenza Arts and Literature Magazine and for the Black Student Association Poetry Slam Series.
Her committee work has included the Mars Hill Magazine editorial board, the Center for Ethics advisory council, the Honors Council, and the Faculty Athletics Committee.
Some of the courses that she instructs include basic writing, college composition, intro to creative writing, peer collaboration in writing, fiction, creative nonfiction, narrative journalism, the creative writing portfolio experience, first-year seminar, and The Living Dead: Zombies, Literature, and Popular Culture.
Felice Lopez Bell’s approach to teaching first-year composition involves incorporating popular culture sources like films and music videos into her curriculum alongside more traditional academic and professional sources. She emphasizes the importance of the process of revision and prioritizes working individually with students to identify their strengths and specific opportunities to improve their writing. She received the Snow Faculty Caring Award in 2018 for her dedication to her students.
Her creative writing and journalism has been featured in publications including the Asheville Citizen Times, the Mountain Xpress, Sotto Voce, Glimmertrain, and the Santa Fe Reporter, as well as the Black Mountain College and Arts Center Reading Series.
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