Tracy Franz

Acting Instructional Design and Curriculum Manager, English Language Studies Department

Tracy Franz

Email: Tracy.Franz@dal.ca

 

Education  

  • MFA in Writing (Fiction) with secondary emphases in Teaching Composition and Literary Editing (Eastern Washington University, Spokane, WA, USA)
  • BA in English-Writing (Eastern Oregon University, La Grande, OR, USA)
  • Certificate in E-Learning Instructional Design (University of California, Irvine, CA, USA)
  • Certificate in English Language Teaching to Adults (CELTA) (International Language Institute, Halifax, NS, Canada)

Area(s) of Specialization 

  • Writing and Reading Instruction
  • eLearning Instructional Design

Achievements

  • Haiku as Life: A Kaneko Tohta Omnibus was awarded Winner of the Haiku Society of America HSA Merit Book Award 2020
  • Haiku as Life: A Kaneko Tohta Omnibus was awarded The Haiku Foundation Touchstone Distinguished Book Award for 2019.
  • My Year of Dirt and Water: Journal of a Zen Monk’s Wife in Japan was selected as a New York Times Editors’ Choice (2018).
  • Kaneko Tohta: Selected Haiku: Parts 1 & 2 was awarded the 2012 Touchstone Distinguished Books Award First Prize for Best Individual Collection by The Haiku Foundation.

Selected Publications and Media

  • Franz, T. (2020, June–present). Book reviews. Lion’s Roar. https://www.lionsroar.com/ 
  • Kaneko, T., Gilbert, R., Ito, Y., Ostman, D., Hori, M., Franz, K., Franz, T., & Takeyoshi, K. (2019). Haiku as life: A Kaneko Tohta omnibus: Essays, an interview, commentary, and selected haiku in translation. Red Moon Press.
  • Franz, T. (2018). My year of dirt and water: Journal of a Zen monk’s wife in Japan. Stone Bridge Press.
  • Franz, T. (2015). Authentic self. In T. McGinnity (Ed.), Lotus Petals in the Snow: Voices of Canadian Buddhist Women. The Sumeru Press.
  • Kaneko, T. (2012). Kaneko Tohta: Selected haiku with notes and commentary: Part 2: 1961-2012 (R. Gilbert, M. Hori, Y. Ito, D. Ostman, K. Franz, T. Franz, & T. Kanemitsu, Trans.). Red Moon Press.
  • Kaneko, T. (2012). Kaneko Tohta: Selected haiku with essays and commentary: Part 1: 1937-1960 (R. Gilbert, M. Hori, Y. Ito, D. Ostman, K. Franz, T. Franz, & T. Kanamitsu, Trans.). Red Moon Press.

Teaching 

  • OLCD-DEAP0010-English for Academic Purposes (EAP): Foundations 2
  • OLCD-DEAP0011-English for Academic Purposes (EAP) Level 1
  • OLCD-DEAP0012-English for Academic Purposes (EAP) Level 2

Related  Information

LinkedIn: www.linkedin.com/in/tracyfranz