Andy  Varbel

Faculty, English

Andy taught part-time at both Mission College and De Anza College for nearly a decade prior to becoming a Full-Time Mission College Faculty Member. He teaches all English Composition courses—English 905, 908, 1A, 1B, and 1C—but primarily English 908, 1A, and 1B. At De Anza, he helped create and co-teach more than half a dozen Learning Communities, courses that combined Reading, English, and sometimes Counseling. Andy has research interests in the Romantic Period in British Literature as well as 19th and 20th Century American Poetry.


M.A. Literature, San Francisco State University
Certificate in the Teaching of Composition, San Francisco State University
B.A. Literature, UC Santa Cruz
De Anza College student for nearly two years before transferring to UC Santa Cruz


Mission College Faculty Recognition Award for Associate Faculty Teaching Excellence in 2006

Fast Facts

Andy is a South Bay native, born in Santa Clara. Favorite things to do: hiking, reading, watching movies, playing party games and classic board games, listening to Rock and Jazz, spending time outdoors.


Andy Varbel

Andy Varbel
phone: 408-855-5301
office: SEC-248A