Jason Hogue teaches classes in first year composition. His composition courses often use the theme of fast food culture and food politics. He is an organizer of the UWF Student Community Garden, sponsored by the UWF Garden Club and maintained by a variety of on-campus groups and organizations. The garden is affiliated with nonprofit organization Manna Food Pantries. Students in Hogue’s classes have the opportunity to participate in this garden outreach program as a way to connect with other students and the Pensacola community at large, earn service learning credit, gain real-world experience, and relate to course material on a deeper level.Hogue’s research interests include ecocriticism/ecocomposition, rhetoric and composition theory, critical theory, cultural studies, and food/environmental politics. His recently published thesis, “Missing the Trees for the Forest: The Arboreal ‘Magic’ of Robin Hood,” (2012; available on the Proquest database) interrogates the possibility of reading Robin Hood in fifteenth century ballads as an early figure of eco-consciousness. From 2010 to 2012, Hogue helped edit the publication of The Proceedings of the Semiotic Society of America. He was named Outstanding Graduate Teaching Assistant for the UWF English Department in the 2011-2012 academic year.