WAC Coordinator: Writing Fellows and Assessment, and Faculty Director of the Writing Center
This semester Jonathan will oversee the faculty-fellow collaboration requests and all projects related to the cohort of six new Graduate Writing Fellows. Please feel free to contact him if you would like to work with a Fellow on designing writing assignments, rubrics, in-class writing activities, and/or offering workshops for students on effective writing practices.
Jonathan can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org or extention 5331.
WAC Coordinator: Writing Intensive Courses and Student Advisement, and Assistant Professor of English
Shereen really enjoys working with the Writing Fellows as they pursue various projects to help faculty, departments, and programs develop their courses, assignments, and support materials to help improve student writing at York. As WAC Coordinator for Writing Intensive (WI) courses, she monitors and assesses the progress of WI courses, advises students about WI requirements, and promotes faculty development in writing pedagogy.
Shereen can be reached at email@example.com or extension 5187.
2015-2016 WAC Fellows
Forrest Armstrong is a PhD candidate in Cognitive and Behavioral Neuroscience at the Graduate Center. His dissertation focuses on the relationship between brainwave patterns and memory. He has taught experimental psychology and cognitive psychology at City College since 2012, as well ESL and basic literacy courses since 2009. As a writing fellow at York, Forrest will be the multi-lingual project coordinator, and will create materials to be used by students and faculty to overcome challenges that multi-lingual learners and their instructors face in developing non-native speakers’ writing skills.
Christin Bowman is a doctoral candidate in Critical Social Psychology at the Graduate Center, CUNY. Her research interests surround the ways the institution of heterosexuality affects how women and girls live their lives and make meaning of their experiences. Specifically, she studies women’s sexuality including the following: women’s masturbation; adolescent sexuality and relationships; masculinity and femininity ideologies; and the sexualization of women and girls in society. Before coming to York, she taught courses at Hunter College, and also worked in the Office of Undergraduate Research at Hunter to expand undergraduates’ access to and participation in research. As a Writing Fellow, Christin will work on incorporating blogging into WAC initiatives, and will also manage the website. She is excited to work with students in the Writing Center and learn from the other Writing Fellows at York.
Hilal Erkovan is a PhD candidate at CUNY Baruch College in the Industrial and Organizational (I/O) Psychology. She has taught a variety of psychology classes including Psychology of Motivation and Cognitive Psychology. She has experience in planning panels on a variety of pedagogical topics including issues for new graduate student teachers, syllabus preparation, course construction, and teaching about diversity. Her research focuses on diversity at workplace and work-family conflict. As the editor of the WAC newsletter, The Word, she is excited to collaborate with the faculty and students at York College.
Julia Fuller is a doctoral student in English at the Graduate Center, where she is working on a dissertation about the Sportswoman and athleticized female bodies in Victorian literature and culture. She is also earning a certificate in Interactive Technology and Pedagogy. Beyond Victorian sports and physical education, her research interests include theory of the novel, the Victorian marriage plot, gender studies, non-canonical women writers, and digital humanities. She earned her B.A. in English from Virginia Commonwealth University and her M.A. in English from the University of Virginia. She currently teaches at Hunter College and serves as the office assistant for Women’s Studies at the Graduate Center. As a Writing Fellow at York College she will be serving in the Writing Center as well as maintaining and developing the WAC Resource Center on the Academic Commons.
Grace Kim is a doctoral candidate in Finance at CUNY Baruch College. Her research focuses on financial intermediaries and banking. She is currently working on her dissertation on information flows in financial intermediation. Before York, she taught courses in Finance and Economics at Baruch College. As a writing fellow at York, she will be the Blackboard Administrator and WIC Digital Liasion.
Hallie Scott is a PhD student in Art History at the Graduate Center, CUNY. Her dissertation, "Teaching=Doing: Communication Pedagogy in California, 1966-1974" looks at artist-driven education initiatives that presented alternatives to the higher education system. Hallie is the Education Director of the Wassaic Project, a contemporary art center in Dutchess County, NY. She has taught at Brooklyn College and City College. As a Writing Fellow, she will coordinate a fall CETL workshop and work with the Writing Center.