Sherrie & Daryl Parker Faculty Award presented to Dan Peters
Dan Peters grew up in Selah, Wash., and earned a bachelor’s degree in English from Willamette University and a master’s in literature from the University of Montana before returning to the Yakima Valley. Poetry and literature have been a theme of inspiration throughout Peters’ life. In 1995 he started teaching part-time in YVC’s English department before transitioning to full-time teaching in 2001. Currently he teaches English 90, 95, 101 and 102 as well as Creative Writing, Intro to Shakespeare, and American Literature from 1945-present, among others. In addition to teaching, Peters works as a book publisher for Blue Begonia Press, a small publishing company he inherited from long-time friend Jim Bodeen. Peters also serves on the Selah School District Board of Directors.