Part Time Faculty (1999)
B.A. Emerson College, M.A. Boston University
Jason Roush has taught writing, literature, and interdisciplinary courses on cultural studies at Emerson College since 1999, and from 2001 to 2009, he also served as Faculty Assistant to the Director of the Honors Program.
Courses that Jason Roush has taught at Emerson College include the First-Year Honors Seminar (HS101/HS102), the Honors Writing Symposium (HS103), Cultural Constructions of Identity (IN152), The Evolution of Queer Identity: History, Literature, and Theory (IN404), Topics in American Literature: Gay and Lesbian Authors (LI204), U.S. Multicultural Visions (LI208), and International Women Writers (LI396). While his array of courses widely represents his academic pursuits, his background and foremost interest is in creative writing. His poems, criticism, and other writings have appeared in Best Gay Poetry 2008, Brooklyn Review, Cimarron Review, The Fossil Record, The Gay and Lesbian Review Worldwide, The James White Review, Isle Review, Lambda Book Report, artsMEDIA, Out Magazine, Provincetown Magazine, RFD, Verse Daily, the anthology This New Breed: Gents, Bad Boys and Barbarians 2, and Bay Windows, for which he wrote a pop music review column. He is the author of four books of poetry (all published by Orchard House Press): After Hours, Breezeway, Crosstown, and most recently, Dispossession.
First-Year Honors Seminar 1 (HS101), Honors Thesis (HS490), Evolution of Queer Identity (IN230)
"Lumens" light display
An Emerson student is causing smiles as students and visitors stare in amazement at his LED light display—all part of his honors thesis project—in the main foyer of the Little Building.
Displaying an inner sense of direction and responsibility that shows in their intellectual engagement when they first step foot on campus, Honors students are driven, creative individuals who bond as a close-knit community of learners.
Nigel C. Gibson
Director of the Honors Program