You can reach me at SplitterRandolph@deanza.edu, 408-864-8600, or F61e (in the F6 collection of faculty offices near the turtle sculpture at the "top" of the L quad).
Personal Home Page: http://homepage.mac.com/rsplitter/, where you can view two short films.
Teaching Philosophy in a Nutshell(1) the work of the class will be challenging; (2) it will be enjoyable if you’re willing to be challenged; and (3) I will do my best to support you and help you meet the challenge. I would be very happy if we didn't have grades; they just get in the way of real learning. Since we usually do have grades, I try to be as fair and objective as possible.
EducationBA English, Hamilton College, 1968
BA Computer & Information Sciences, UC Santa Cruz, 1983
PhD English, UC Berkeley, 1974
Books I've Writtenliterary criticism: Proust's 'Recherche': A Psychoanalytic Interpretation (Boston, London: Routledge & Kegan Paul, 1981)
fiction: Body and Soul (Berkeley, CA: Creative Arts Book Co., 1999)
Personal InformationIf you want to know something about me personally, here it is. My parents grew up in Vienna, Austria, and escaped to this country near the beginning of World War II. They had three kids, all boys. I grew up on the East Coast but have spent my entire adult life on the West Coast, mostly in northern California. I was married for twenty-five years, with two daughters who are now adults. My first wife died in 1994. My older daughter is a lawyer (and a mom); the younger one, with a background in art history, is now getting an M.B.A. I remarried in 2002; my wife is a librarian at a nearby university. I've taught English at De Anza College since 1989. Before that I was a technical writer and software developer at Hewlett-Packard. And before that, I taught English at Caltech (California Institute of Technology) in Pasadena, California. In my spare time, I write fiction and screenplays, make movies (sparingly), play tennis and work out in the gym, listen to jazz, acoustic, and "world" music, check out popular culture, and exercise my social conscience. Regarding this last item, you can do it too!