Despite living and growing up in many different cities, Sara Tajalli considers Las Vegas home. She holds her BA in Linguistics from UNLV and and MA in Applied Linguistics from Georgia State University.
Prior to returning to UNLV, she taught English in Istanbul, Turkey. During her time at UNLV she has worked as a consultant and as assistant director of the Writing Center. Sara also teaches courses for both the English Language Center and English Composition.
In her free time, Sara enjoys traveling, learning new languages, and quoting 30 Rock.
Dr. G. David “Dave” Beasley is originally from Richmond, VA. He holds a bachelor’s degree in English from Roanoke College, an MA in English from Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU), and a Ph.D. in English from UNLV. Dave’s research focuses on eighteenth-century British gothic fiction and the intersections between Feminism, New Historicism, and Eco-criticism. He is also interested in the Gothic’s influence on the development of detective fiction.
Before coming to UNLV, Dave taught composition at VCU and was a consultant in the VCU Writing Center. While at UNLV, Dave has taught composition, World Literature, and upper-division English courses. At the UNLV Writing Center, Dave enjoys working with graduate students and writers drafting research essays.
In his free time, Dave enjoys reading detective fiction; playing the mandolin; going to concerts; and listening to music, especially Little Feat, Dave Matthews Band, and the Grateful Dead. Dave is also prone to bouts of spontaneous dancing.