Donna Tanzer is an Adjunct Associate Professor of Humanities and Writing. In addition to teaching many of the required courses in this area, she developed the humanities electives “It’s So Meta” and “Once Upon a Time: The Lure of the Fairy Tale” and has contributed service-learning courses focused on health and justice and issues of children’s welfare. She holds a BS in English and Speech (theatre emphasis) from the University of Minnesota-Duluth and an MA in Education from Marian University. An avid theatre-goer, Donna directed over 25 plays in her previous life as a high school English teacher and director. She has been a College Board Advanced Placement (AP) English Literature reader since 2004 and has contributed AP-related content to the AP Editions of two college literature texts: Perrine’s Literature: Structure, Sound and Sense and Kirszner and Mandell’s Literature: Reading, Reacting, Writing. She also co-authored four editions of teacher’s guides to these texts, and Interpreting Poetry and its accompanying teacher’s guide. She and her co-author are currently developing a digital revision and expansion of the poetry text. Donna has been a presenter at Advanced Placement Annual Conferences and annual conventions of the National Council of Teachers of English (NCTE). Her other professional writing has focused on teaching a range of authors and works from Shakespeare to August Wilson. She began teaching at MIAD in 2004.