The Program Staff - WID/WAC


  • Megan Elias is co-coordinator of the Queensborough WID/WAC program and Associate Professor of History. She specializes in American cultural history and food history. She earned her doctorate from the CUNY Graduate Center and was a writing fellow at Queensborough from 1999 – 2001. She is the author of Stir it Up: Home Economics in American History (Penn 2008) and Food in the United States 1890-1945 (Greenwood Press 2009).
  • Jean Murley (Ph.D. CUNY Graduate Center) is co-coordinator of the WID/WAC Program and Associate Professor of English. She was a Writing Fellow at New York City College of Technology from 2001-2003, and earned her doctorate in American Literature. She is the author of “The Rise of True Crime: 20 Century Murder and American Popular Culture” (Praeger, 2008) and is currently writing a book about wrongful conviction issues in America.
  • Jeffery Jankowski ( Ph.D. University of Toledo) facilitates the online writing intensive training of the Queensborough WID/WAC program.  He is a faculty member in the Department of Social Sciences and teaches courses in Psychology.  His area of interest is infant and child cognition with an emphasis on individual differences.  Studies that he has co-authored have appeared in Developmental Science, Intelligence, and the Journal of Experimental Child Psychology.

Graduate Writing Fellows

  • Jinu Abraham is a Ph.D. candidate in Political Science at the Graduate Center, CUNY.
  • Irit Bloch is a Ph.D. candidate in History at the Graduate Center, CUNY.
  • Magdalena Bogacka-Rode is an English Ph.D. candidate at the Graduate Center, CUNY. She is currently working on her dissertation on women’s 1930s documentary forms and visual culture, entitled “Peripheral Perspectives: Women ‘Outsiders’ Society’ Documentaries.” For the past seven years, she was teaching English 101 and 102 at LaGuardia Community College.
  • Ahmed Sharif Ibrahim is n Ph.D. candidate in Anthropology at the Graduate Center, CUNY. He is currently working Islamic oriented political movements and international governance in Somalia.
  • Amanda Schreiner is a Ph.D. candidate in Anthropology with a concentration in archaeology at the Graduate Center, CUNY.

Program Assistants

  • Andre Bregegere is a Ph.D. candidate in Music at the Graduate Center.
  • Dominique Zino is a Ph.D. Candidate in English at the Graduate Center.