Dr. Monica Khalaj-Le Corre

Graphic & Web Design

General Education Instructor
The Art Institute of California—Inland Empire, a campus of Argosy University

Read and write anything, anytime. Monica Khalaj-Le Corre , General Education Instructor
, The Art Institute of California—Inland Empire, a campus of Argosy University
Was there a defining moment when you knew you were destined to become a creative professional?

My tenth-grade English teacher, who was also a fashion designer, inspired me to pursue a dual career in academics and dance.

What class assignment exemplifies your approach to teaching and mentoring?

I assign students in my Visual Language and Culture class a research paper on a societal issue of their choice. And I have them present the work in the form of a graphic novel, combining combine text and visuals to illustrate their findings.

How does collaboration contribute to students’ success—particularly when students from various programs work together?

Collaboration between the General Education department and other programs is essential to keeping students engaged in their studies. For example, the Story Writing class has brought in students from a concept class to illustrate their stories. Binders containing their illustrated writing projects are placed on the Ai library shelves for students, staff, and visitors to read.

What’s the most important thing you impart to students to help them succeed in class and the real world?

Read and write anything, anytime.

Anything else you’d like to share?

I believe this is a place to grow, make a difference, and feel welcome.