Tate Hurvitz

Associate Professor of English


Contact Info:

Phone: 619-644-7874
Office: Bldg. 52, Room 566B
Office Hours: MW 11:00 - 12:00, TTh 9:00-10:00



About Me

Dr. Tate Hurvitz teaches the English portion in several interdisciplinary learning communities, both at the developmental and transfer levels, in Grossmont College’s interdisciplinary learning communities program, The Freshman Academy. These links have included collaborations with mathematics, science, communication, child development, art, and nursing.  This program, which he also co-coordinates, is designed to help students succeed by creating a learning environment in which students develop their capacity to identify and apply academic skills across disciplines.  He is proud to serve on the state-wide California Learning Communities Consortium (CLCC) leadership counsel, helping to plan and coordinate professional development opportunities.   He is also a fellow at the San Diego Center for Ethics in Science and Technology, participating on its strategic planning committee and directing its writing group which contributes opinion/editorial pieces about current science and technology issues for local news outlets.


  • B.A. English,  UC Santa Barbara, 1994
  • M.A. English,  UC Riverside, 1997
  • Ph.D. English, UC Riverside, 2002

Tell me and I forget. Show me and I remember. Involve me and I understand. 
"Chinese proverb"