Senior Teaching Specialist
Postsecondary Teaching & Learning
259 Burton Hall
178 Pillsbury Dr S E
Mondays and Wednesdays 12-1
Tuesdays and Thursdays 2:30-3:30
and by appointment
Master of Fine Arts, Creative Writing (Fiction), Sarah Lawrence College
Juris Doctor, William Mitchell College of Law
Bachelor of Social Work/Bachelor of Arts (Journalism), University of St. Thomas
Additional Graduate Studies in Writing and Composition Theory, University of Minnesota and University of Iowa Writers Workshop
PsTL 3325W Project-Based Writing for Education and Human Development Majors
PsTL 1525W First-Year Inquiry -- Multidisciplinary Ways of Knowing
PsTL 1908W Freshman Seminar -- Reflections of Justice: Images of the Law in Literature, Film, and Popular Culture
PsTL 1246 Multicultural Contexts: Engaging Citizenship and Democracy
PsTL 1365W and PsTL 1366 Literatures of the United States: Multicultural Perspectives
I've been at the University of Minnesota since 2002 and I currently teach courses in American literature, law and citizenship, and law in popular culture. For the last three years I have also taught in PsTL’s First Year Experience (FYE) program, including co-developing a team-taught, multidisciplinary First Year Inquiry course about food and also teaching in several of our learning communities. 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. Before coming to the U of M I taught composition, creative writing, and business communications at the Loft Literary Center, Metropolitan State University, the University of St. Thomas, and the Minneapolis College of Art and Design. 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 Millay Colony for the Arts, the Ragdale Foundation, the Anderson Center for Interdisciplinary Studies, the Hambidge Center for Arts and Sciences, the Virginia Center for the Creative Arts, and the Oberfälzer Künstlerhaus in Schwandorf, Germany. I've published my short stories in numerous magazines and I recently completed a novel about growing up on a dairy farm.
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. Retrieved December 29, 2010 from http://u101tech.sa.sc.edu/NRC/esource/web/pdf/ES_7-6_Jul10.pdf
Cory, K., Delehanty Kelly, M., Lee, A., Peter, G., Wambach, C., & Williams, R. (2013, Feb.). 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, Feb.). 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, Feb.). “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, Feb.). 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.