Teach : Tim Koppang

Curriculum Vitae


Northern Illinois University, DeKalb, Illinois

DePaul University College of Law, Chicago, Illinois

University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Urbana, Illinois

Teaching Experience

Northern Illinois University, DeKalb, Illinois

Graduate Teaching Instructor for First-Year Composition, August 2012 - Present
     Taught the first-year rhetoric and composition cycle of English 103/104. Encouraged students to express themselves academically, professional, and personally through a variety of tailored assignments. Emphasized audience, genre, and organization in student writing. Designed creative daily lesson plans that catered to a spectrum of student learning styles. Assessed as many as 44 student papers on a regular basis throughout a given semester.

Conference Presentations

“Chaucer Unfolded: Narrative Levels and Transitions in Troilus and Criseyde and The Canterbury Tales.” Midwestern Conference on Literature, Language, & Media. DeKalb, Illinois. March 23, 2013.

Professional Development

Northern Illinois University First-Year Composition Training

NIU First-Year Mentorship Program

Co-developed and delivered presentation, “Surviving Graduate Exams.” DeKalb, Illinois. September 2012.

Professional Accomplishments

Admitted to the Illinois Bar, November 2006

Work Experience

William J. Arendt & Associates, P.C., Burr Ridge, Illinois

Associate Attorney, March 2007 - August 2012
     Litigated a wide variety of commercial matters ranging from employment disputes and liens to complex matters involving contracts and trusts. Negotiated settlements in contract and employment disputes. Other practice areas include probate, collections, mortgage foreclosure, and appeals. Appeared in both state and federal court, including a successful appeal to the United States Supreme Court.

Law Offices of Thomas Flannigan, Chicago, Illinois

Clerk, May 2005 - March 2007
     Composed motions, memoranda, trademark applications, client letters, interrogatories, and other legal documents on a wide variety of matters including trademark infringement, international breach of contract, and personal injury. Drafted section of a Reply Brief to the Illinois Court of Appeals concerning retaliatory discharge and fraud. Managed client billing. Maintained office computer network.

Scandaglia & Ryan, Chicago, Illinois

Summer Associate, Summer 2004
     Prepared research memorandum on corporate legal issues including trade disparagement, subpoenas, breach of fiduciary duty, OSHA regulations, and hotel mismanagement under federal arbitration law.

Independent Projects

Game Designer & Self-Publisher

Authored two successful independent story-games, including the design, layout, marketing, and publication of two books, Hero’s Banner: The Fury of Free Will and Mars Colony, as well as a supporting website.