Originally hailing from Lower Delaware, Rob Shaffer has been fortunate to live in South Carolina, Georgia, Germany, Maryland, Virginia, Washington, D.C., Washington State, Idaho and now Oregon. After two enlistments in the Army, a brief stint in law enforcement, and several years in private service as a butler, he finds himself in Klamath Falls. He loves the Pacific Northwest and enjoys all it has to offer. Hiking, camping, and snowboarding are just a few of the hobbies he’s adopted since moving here. When creativity strikes him, he enjoys woodworking or committing some of his more interesting experiences to paper. As a 32º Master Mason, he carries on a long tradition in his family that is fundamental in his service to his friends, family, and community.
Looking to further his adventure, he returned to college and earned his Bachelor of Arts Degree in English with a Writing Emphasis (2011). During his undergrad years, Rob took the opportunity to work in the Boise State Writing Center as a consultant and interned with Dr. Steven Olsen-Smith on the Melville Marginalia Project.
In the May of 2013, Rob completed his Master of Arts Degree at Boise State University where he worked as a First Year Composition Instructor and caught the "teaching bug". He looks forward to earning a Ph.D. in Rhetoric and Composition with particular focuses in Rhetoric and Digital Composition. His years of service in the Boise State Writing Center and his devotion to helping all students succeed academically is what has brought him Klamath Falls, Oregon Tech, and the Tutoring Services Specialist position.