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Associate Professor

Tim Hibsman

Indiana University of Pennsylvania

Dr. Tim Hibsman is very excited to serve on the Semester at Sea voyage. In Spring 2022, he will be teaching in the areas of Business Communications and Non-Fiction Writing. He will also be serving as the onboard Writing Center Director.

Dr. Tim Hibsman has always had a sense of adventure and desire to experience different cultures. In 2014 he taught Professional Communications and Nautical Film & Literature in Cheng Du, China. His interest in maritime history started while he was a college student serving as a crew member for Windjammer Cruises onboard the S/V (Sailing Vessel) Flying Cloud in the British Virgin Islands. In 2016 he taught Sports Film & Literature at Kyungpook National University in Daegu, South Korea. His favorite sport is ice hockey which he has played for over 40 years (the only sport he was good at.) This was especially exciting because the course took place right before the winter Olympics in Korea. Students learned how international sports provide valuable career skills, such as: teamwork, leadership, commitment, time management, responsibility, competition, and handing pressure.

Dr. Tim Hibsman is an Associate Professor of English with a focus on professional writing. After spending 15 years in the aerospace field (TRW/Northrup Grumman, Hughes Aircraft) he now focuses on professional, technical, and legal writing. His most recent scholarship (publications and conferences) includes the following:

        • Simulation Learning through Practical Pretending, Role-Playing, and Real-Life Apps
        • Embracing the Dark Side: Playing the Bad Guy in an Education Environment
        • Maritime Magic: Nautical Inspired Comics, Literature, Film and Gaming
        • Hope, Healing, and Competition through Sports Film and Literature
        • Good Garbage, Using Difficult Subject Matter to Inspire and Teach
        • Ancient Communication, Modern Strategies, Applying Biblical Modes of Discourse to Contemporary Christian Writing
        • I. Influences on Practical Pretending, Role Playing, and Escapism Through Simulations in the Classroom
        • Lurking, Spying, and policing: Practical Strategies to Enhancing Engagement and Collaboration in Virtual Group Work

He is delighted to be joining the program for an amazing adventure.