Stockton Institute for Lifelong Learning

SCOSA is pleased to sponsor the Stockton Institute for Lifelong Learning (SILL), spearheaded by SCOSA Fellow and Associate Professor of Psychology Christine Ferri, Ph.D.  SILL's Spring 2021 offerings are listed below, followed by brief descriptions and biographies of the presenters. Space is limited, tuition is reasonable, and we hope to expand this programming that let you learn from and interact with Stockton’s accomplished faculty. For further information please contact SCOSA Director, or Fellow or call 609-652-4311.  

SPRING 2021 Programs

Each course (Four one-hour sessions via Zoom) costs $45.



Reading Poems: Celebrating Spring and the Natural World 

Nancy Reddy, Ph.D., Assistant Professor of Writing and First-year Studies 

April 7, 14, 21 & 28, Wednesdays 3 - 4 pm  

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In this course, held in April for National Poetry Month, we’ll read poems about the natural world. After a tough 2020 and another winter of the pandemic, we’ll explore how poems can bring joy and wonder into our lives. We’ll read a range of contemporary poems, and the course will provide multiple entry points to reading and understanding poems. Whether you’re already an engaged poetry reader, or if you’re looking to explore something new, this course will have something for you.  

Stockton Institute for Lifelong Learning Faculty


Nancy Reddy is a native of Pittsburgh, Nancy Reddy earned her PhD in Composition and Rhetoric from the University of Wisconsin-Madison, where she also earned an MFA in poetry. At Stockton she teaches first year writing and creative nonfiction. Her research interests include writing pedagogy, archival research and extracurricular literacy's and writing groups. Her first book of poetry, Double Jinx, won the 2014 National Poetry Series and was published by Milkweed Editions in September 2015. She also has an article, co-written with Christa Olson, recently published in Literacy in Composition Studies.

Nancy Reddy