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).
John Talbird (Ph.D. University of Nebraska-Lincoln) is co-coordinator of the Queensborough WIDWAC program and the Assistant Director of the QCC English department’s Writing Program. A nationally published fiction writer, his stories have appeared or are forthcoming in such publications as Berkeley Fiction Review, descant, and Sycamore Review. In addition, he is a frequent contributor to Quarterly Review of Film and Video.
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
- Andre Bregegere is a Ph. D. candidate in Music at the Graduate Center.
- Kimberly Garcia is a Ph. D. candidate in English at the Graduate Center.
- Tommy Kivatinos is a Ph.D. candidate in Philosophy at the CUNY Graduate Center.
- Lauren Kryzak is a Ph.D. Candidate in Psychology - Behavior Analysis at the Graduate Center.
- Karece Lopez is a Ph.D. candidate in Speech-Language-Hearing Sciences.
- Rejitha Nair is a Ph.D. candidate in Educational Psychology at the Graduate Center.
- Abigail Turner is a 5th year doctoral student in educational psychology, with a concentration in reading and spelling development. She is currently working on her pilot study, examining the best way to teach alternate phoneme-grapheme relationships. She also works as an assistant preschool teacher at the CUNY Child Development and Learning Center.
- Dominique Zino is a Ph.D. Candidate in English at the Graduate Center.