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Shannon McGregor, DMACC English Professor

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Shannon D. McGregor
Professor, English, Urban Campus
Des Moines Area Community College
1100 Seventh Street, UC01-228
Des Moines, Iowa 50314-2153
The courses I teach--Composition I (ENG 105), Composition II (ENG 106), Introduction to Literature (LIT 101), African American Literature (LIT 130), and Women Writers (LIT 190)--are housed in Blackboard, SharePoint, and Turnitin.
Office Phone: (515) 697-7813 or (800) 362-2127 ext. 7813
Fax: (515) 248-7253
Current Professional Memberships: National Council for Teachers of English, Two-Year College English Association, and National Center for Developmental Education​​

Spring 2017 Schedule

  • 21079 ENG 105 UCM, Composition I, Monday/Wednesday/Friday, Enhanced, 8:00-8:55 a.m., UC01-215
  • 20899 ENG 105 UIM, Composition I, Tuesday/Thursday, Enhanced, 9:40-11:05 a.m., UC01-215
  • 21477 ENG 106 WW3, Composition II, Online
  • 23003 LIT 190 WW1, Women Writers, Online
Traditional and Online Office Hours
  • Monday/Tuesday/Thursday 12:00-1:00 p.m.
  • Wednesday 11:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m.
Writing Lab Hours
  • Monday, 9:00-11:00 a.m.
  • Friday, 9:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m.

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"Writing and reading is to me synonymous with existing."
—Gertrude Stein

"How do I love campuses? Let me count the ways. I love coffee shops and reading rooms where one can sit and talk or browse forever. I love the buildings with no addresses that only the initiated can find, and the idiosyncratic clothes that would never make it in the outside world. I love the flash parties that start in some off spot and can’t be moved, and the flash seminars that any discussion can turn into. I love the bulletin boards that are an education in themselves, the friendships between people who would never otherwise have met, and the time for inventiveness that produces, say, an exercise bike that powers a computer. Most of all, I love graduations. They are individual and communal, an end and a beginning, more permanent than weddings, more inclusive than religions, and possibly the most moving ceremonies on earth."
—Gloria Steinem, My Life on the Road, 2015, p. 98



  Community College Humanities Association
  Modern Language Association (MLA)
  National Council for Teachers of English
  Purdue Online Writing Lab (OWL)
  Two-Year College English Association (TYCA) Midwest
  National Center for Developmental Education