After working in the English department for two years, Don Fette moved over to Barrett, the Honors College. His teaching interests and experience entail a number of areas and disciplines, including courses on ancient Greek language; literature of sundry period, cultural background/language, and variety; the lyric poetry tradition from the Greeks through the 20th century; the Great Books curriculum; non-Western epic poetry; business writing; the pedagogy of writing; and various undergraduate- and graduate-level writing courses. At ASU, he has taught WAC 101, ENG 102/105, and ENG 218, and, most recently he has been teaching HON 171/272 (The Human Event I & II) and HON 394 ("Between the Shadows" - a course on Gothic literature, art, and architecture).
Before returning to ASU (MA, 2001), he earned his doctorate in comparative literature from the University of Chicago, where he also worked as assistant director of the Writing Program. Beyond this, he served as director of writing at the Institute for Clinical Social Work in Chicago, writing advisor at the University of Chicago Medical Center, and has worked professionally with students from a host of national and international institutes and universities. On a non-professional note, he is a poet and guitarist who has performed in various capacities at a number of locations in North America and Europe.