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Rachel Faldet

"My goal for my students is for them to become more confident and effective writers—no matter where they see themselves when they begin the semester."

Assistant professor Rachel Faldet is particularly interested in helping people who don't consider themselves writers find their voice and confidence.  She teaches Introduction to College Writing and Effective Writing.  A Luther alum and an MA in Writing from the University of Iowa, she is an active creative nonfiction writer and an expert editor.  Her thoughtful essays on the details of individual lives, including her own, have found homes in regional and national journals.  Her book Our Stories of Miscarriage landed her two appearances on NBC's Today Show—the first department member to appear on national TV.  Like her husband David, she has an artist’s eye and she creates fine-art quality quilts.