Assistant Professor of English (Composition) and Writing Fellows Coordinator
Every fall, we extend a warm welcome to six new Fellows whose diverse classroom experiences and disciplinary expertise enrich the culture of writing on our campus. The Fellows are keen to collaborate with faculty, adjunct instructors, and GTFs on a range of projects: from assisting in the design of writing assignments to offering workshops for students on effective writing practices. To arrange for a Writing Fellow’s assistance in your classroom or curriculum, please feel free to contact me at email@example.com or ext. 5187. We look forward to collaborating with you throughout the year!
I’m looking forward to my second year as WAC Coordinator. My role is to monitor and assess the progress of WI courses, to advise students about WI requirements, and to promote faculty development in writing pedagogy.
I want to thank faculty who proposed writing intensive courses for Winter and Spring. I invite you to submit WI proposals for Summer and Fall 2012, due by the end of February. If you or your students have any questions about writing intensive courses or requirements, please contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org or ext. 5331.
- Do you need help preparing a Writing Intensive (WI) course proposal or syllabus?
- Would you like a Writing Fellow to facilitate a workshop for your students, focusing on a particular aspect of writing for your course?
- Are you looking for support in order to integrate more writing into your course?
We can help!
Meet the Writing Fellows!
Please do not hesitate to contact the Writing Fellow Coordinator, Shereen Inayatulla a SInayatulla@york.cuny.edu about getting support through a faculty-fellow collaboration.
2012-2013 Writing Fellows
Nataliya Gavrilova is a PhD student at the Department of Comparative Literature at the Graduate Center. In her research, she explores the links in Russian and Anglo-American poetry in the second half of the twentieth century. Before coming to the US for PhD studies, Nataliya taught the English Language (ESL) and courses in theory and practice of translation at Tomsk State University in Russia. During the last three years she taught Modern Poetry and Global Literatures at Queens College. As a Writing Fellow at York, she will be an Academic Integrity Project Coordinator helping to develop resources and workshops intended to improve York College’s approach to the complex issue of plagiarism. She will also serve as a Library Research Project Coordinator and will be developing library research instructional materials for Writing Instructors. She is looking forward to collaborating with faculty members at York College.
Arnaud Gerspacher is a doctoral candidate in Art History at the Graduate Center. His research focuses on posthumanism, ecology, and the incorporation of animals in European art of the seventies and eighties. Before coming to York, he spent three years teaching at Brooklyn College in the Art Department. As a Writing Fellow, he will be maintaining and developing the Writing Across the Curriculum website, the WAC Blackboard, and working towards supporting resources for Multiple Language Learners.
Nawshin H. Kutub
Nawshin H. Kutub is a PhD student in the biopsychology/ behavioral neuroscience program at the Graduate Center. Her research focus on studying the area of the brain that governs motivation and the ways it can be protected in animals and humans after drug abuse. She has taught introduction to psychology and brain and behavior and has been a teaching assistant for experimental psychology for the last three years. In her experimental psychology courses she implemented various strategies to improve students writing and the ways she grades their writing assignments. Nawshin is the editor of The Word: Writing Across the Curriculum at York College and the Style Guide Coordinator. She is looking forward to working with faculty to revise, develop the handbooks/brochures on the various styles of writing (APA, MLA, and Chicago).
I am a doctoral student in the Behavior Analysis/Psychology PhD program based at Queens College, and am currently writing the beginning of my dissertation, which will explore how people learn concepts and categories. As a Fellow at York, I will be both working on further revisions to the GPS project, managing the WAC Resource Center on CUNY Commons, and preparing a workshop that will be one of the CETL events this Fall. I spend my little bit of free time hiking and kayaking, and am looking forward to working with both faculty and the other WAC fellows at York this year.
Tim Susse is a doctoral candidate in the Mathematics department at CUNY Graudate Center. His research explores links between geometry, topology and algebra. Currently, he is focusing on computations of stable commutator lengths in right-angled Artin groups, with a view towards applications in three-manifold topology. Tim has taught in the Mathematics department at York College for three years. As a writing fellow he will be coordinating workshops with the STAR program, as well as planning WAC-related events. He looks forward to the opportunity to collaborate with professors, as well as the staff in the STAR office.