Dr. Leigh Camacho Rourks

Leigh Rourks

Title: Assistant Professor of English

Joined Beacon: Fall 2018

Educational Credentials:

Ph.D., University of Louisiana at Lafayette: English & Creative Writing
M.F.A., Pacific University: Creative Writing
M.A., Southeastern Louisiana University: English
B.A., Southeastern Louisiana University: Humanities

How did you come to work with students who learn differently?
As a writer with a learning disability that directly affects my ability to write, I have long been interested in working with other people who learn differently. To that end, I made cognition and literacy studies a part of all levels of my education.

I crochet, collect comic books, and spend as much time in nature as possible.