Title: Associate Professor
I earned my Ph.D. in English/Writing, Teaching, Criticism at The University at Albany, SUNY in 1999. I have been teaching first year composition, advanced essay writing, and poetry writing workshops at Queensborough since 1998. I also teach graduate courses in Composition and Rhetoric, including the Graduate Teaching Practicum, at the CUNY Graduate Center. Much of my writing and research agenda explores the intra-disciplinary nexus of composition, creative writing, and literature study in the context of post-secondary writing instruction. More recent projects explore how faculty members across the curriculum articuate and enact changing their classroom practice as part of Writing Across the Curriculum professional development and the teaching of Writing Intensive (WI) classes. Beyond the classroom, I have been involved with programs like the Looking Both Ways project that brought CUNY faculty members and NYC high school teachers together to explore the complex relationship between the city schools curriculum and the CUNY curriculum, I co-founded and ran the QCC WID/WAC program for over a decade, and I have been involved with assessing and reforming General Eduacation both at QCC and as part of CUNY-wide efforts. I am currently an Executive Board member of the Council of Writing Program Adminstrators and a member of the MetroWPA Affiliate of the CWPA.