178 Pillsbury Dr SE
259 Burton Hall
Tuesdays 2-4; Thursdays 1-3; and by appointment
M.F.A., Sarah Lawrence College, Creative Writing (fiction)
J.D., William Mitchell College of Law
B.S.W./B.A., cum laude, University of St. Thomas
Additional Graduate Studies in Writing and Composition Theory, University of Minnesota and University of Iowa Writers Workshop
Areas of Interest
Academic Writing and Rhetoric
Writing in the Workplace
First Year Experience
Law in Popular Culture
I've been at the University of Minnesota since 2002 and have taught a wide variety of courses in a wide range of disciplines to both undergraduate and graduate students. I am also active in CEHD’s First Year Experience Program, where I teach First Year Inquiry: Multidisciplinary Ways of Knowing. Before starting my teaching career I worked as an attorney for the Supreme Court of Iowa, practiced corporate and municipal law, and then spent many years in the legal publishing industry. In addition to teaching, I am also a fiction writer. I have received fellowships for my writing from the McKnight and Jerome Foundations, the Minnesota State Arts Board, and the Loft Literary Center. I have been an artist in residence at the Kimmel Harding Nelson Center for the Arts, the Millay Colony for the Arts, the Ragdale Foundation, the Anderson Center for Interdisciplinary Studies, the Virginia Center for the Creative Arts, Arte Studio Ginestrelle in Assisi, Italy, and at the American Academy in Rome. Most recently, my short fiction collection, Oranges, won the 2016 New Rivers Press Many Voices Project competition and will be published in Fall 2018. In addition to writing short stories I also recently completed my first novel.
- Writing in the Workplace for Education and Human Development Majors
- First-Year Inquiry -- Multidisciplinary Ways of Knowing
- Freshman Seminar -- Reflections of Justice: Images of the Law in Literature, Film, and Popular Culture
- Images of Law in Literature, Film, and Popular Culture
- MA Research Seminar
Peter, G. (2014). Teaching a writing intensive law and popular culture freshman seminar. In M. Asimow, K. Brown & D.R. Papke (Eds.), Law and Popular Culture: International Perspectives (pp. 383-399). Newcastle upon Tyne: Cambridge Scholars Publishing.
Stebleton, M., Jensen, M., & Peter, G. (2010). Enhancing student engagement in a multidisciplinary, first-year experience course. College Teaching Methods and Styles Journal, 6, 1-6.
Stebleton, M.J., Peter, G., & Jensen, M. (2010). Promoting student engagement in a large first- year inquiry program: Keys to success. E-Source for College Transitions, 7(6). National Resource Center for the First-Year Experience and Students in Transition.
Peter, G., Delehanty Kelly, M., Harrison, K.C., & Cory, K. (2015, February). Deepening student learning through multidisciplinary assignments in a learning community. Presentation at the Focusing on the First-Year Experience Conference, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN.
Peter, G., Delehanty Kelly, M., & Harrison, K.C. (2014, February). Deepening student learning through multidisciplinary assignments in a learning community. Presentation at the meeting of the First-Year Experience and Students in Transition Conference, San Diego, CA.
Peter, G. (2013, June). Teaching a writing intensive law and popular culture freshman seminar. Presentation at the meeting of the International Perspectives: Law and Popular Culture Conference, Tilburg University, the Netherlands.
Cory, K., Delehanty Kelly, M., Lee, A., Peter, G., Wambach, C., & Williams, R. (2013, February). Community, college, classroom: creating a vibrant and sustainable common book program. Presentation at the meeting of the First-Year Experience and Students in Transition Conference, Orlando, FL.
Peter, G., & Jensen M. (2011, February). Evaluating group video projects in relation to University of Minnesota student learning outcomes. Presentation at the meeting of the First-Year Experience and Students in Transition Conference, Atlanta, GA.
Peter, G., & Jensen, M. (2011, February). “iPads for all.” Presentation at the meeting of the First-Year Experience and Students in Transition Conference, Atlanta, GA.
Stebleton, M.J., Peter, G., & Jensen, M. (2010, February). Food for thought...and action: A multidisciplinary approach to the first-year inquiry. Presentation at the meeting of the First-Year Experience and Students in Transition Conference, Denver, CO.
Updated March 9, 2017