Aaron Cole is a lecturer in the ETFL department, and he regularly teaches Composition I and II. Aaron is a life-long resident of North Carolina, and he has lived primarily in the Western region of the state during his education. His personal interests are extremely diverse, ranging from reading literary theory and writing literature reviews to collecting video games and listening to hip hop. He earned a B.S. in Education, a B.A. in English, and a M.A. in English with a concentration in literature at Western Carolina University. Throughout his studies, Aaron developed a teaching philosophy that focuses on inclusion, discussion, and growth that he continues to use as the foundation for his courses at UNCP. In addition to pedagogy, Aaron's scholarly interests are broad, but they include popular culture, postcolonial theory, culture and identity theory, and African and African American literature.