Meet the Writing Fellow WAC coordinators!
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Jonathan Hall

Jonathan Hall

WAC Coordinator

This semester I'm serving in both my regular role as WAC Coordinator, and as Writing Fellows Coordinator while a colleague is on leave. I really enjoy 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. My role as WAC Coordinator is to monitor and assess the progress of WI courses, to advise students about WI requirements, and to promote faculty development in writing pedagogy. This year it's important to monitor the effects of the changes brought by the Pathways initiative on our Writing Intensive courses, and to think about how best to develop the WAC Program in the future. If you or your students have any questions about writing intensive courses or requirements, please contact me at or ext. 5331.

Shereen Inayatulla

Writing Fellows Coordinator

I am pleased to be returning to the position of Writing Fellows Coordinator at York College this spring. In addition to the campus-wide events we have planned over the next few months, our six Writing Fellows are keen to collaborate with faculty, adjunct instructors, and GTFs on a range of projects. Please feel free to contact me if you would like to work with a Fellow on designing writing assignments and/or offering workshops for students on effective writing practices. I can be reached via email at or extension 5187. We look forward to working with you.


  • 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 about getting support through a faculty-fellow collaboration.

Writing Fellows Brochure

2013-2014 Writing Fellows

Nazik Dinctopal

Nazik Dinçtopal-Deniz is a PhD candidate in the Linguistics Program at the Graduate Center. Her dissertation study focuses on the use of prosodic and syntactic information in sentence processing routines of native speakers of Turkish. Before coming to York, she taught various courses in linguistics at LaGuardia Community College and Queens College. She currently teaches Turkish at Columbia University. As a Writing Fellow, she will be working with faculty on Discipline- and Assignment-specific Tutoring Tools (DATTs) to provide support for tutor-student collaborations for discipline-specific writing projects. She will also be designing and implementing workshops for Cultural Diversity Program faculty who teach writing intensive courses. Nazik is the editor for the Word (Writing Across the Curriculum Program Newsletter) and she is the Style Guide coordinator. She is looking forward to collaborating with faculty and other writing fellows at York this year.


Annabel Dsouza

Annabel is a doctoral candidate in the Urban Education: Science, Math and Technology program at the Graduate Center. In her research she explores how college chemistry students engage in the social and scientific skill of argumentation to deepen content knowledge and the classroom structures that support this. Previously, she has taught science education and science courses for the past three years at Brooklyn and Hunter College, supported science and math Noyce Scholars at Brooklyn and York College, coached high school science educators through the Math and Science Partnership-PERC program and taught chemistry and physics in public NYC high schools. She has experience with implementing technology to improve the pedagogy of writing. As a Writing Fellow at York, Annabel will be maintaining the Blackboard groups, researching journals for discipline specific strategies to support writing and collaborating with faculty and other WAC Fellows to improve writing pedagogy. She will also be coordinating a CETL presentation on how to utilize technology to assist students to advance different components of writing.


Hilal Erkovan

Hilal Erkovan is a Ph.D. candidate at CUNY Baruch College in the Industrial and Organizational Psychology. In 2008, she received her Master’s degree in Industrial/Organizational Psychology. She has taught a variety of psychology classes including Cognitive Psychology and History of 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.


Kevin Moran

Kevin Moran is a fifth year PhD student in Sociology. His area of research is in ‘desistance’, which is the process by which people stop committing crime. He reckons that this is more optimistic than asking why they should start. He also taught sociology and criminology at York College for two years and is genuinely delighted to be back. As a writing fellow, Kevin is working with York faculty members to establish an online publishing and networking platform for the York College community. He also works with faculty to integrate Writing Across the Curriculum practices into their teaching and course syllabi. He gave up having spare time when he signed up to do a PhD, but hopes to get his black belt in Jiu-Jitsu someday. He also plays the lottery every week.


Hallie Scott

Hallie Scott is a PhD student in Art History at the Graduate Center. Her research focuses on the incorporation of conceptual practices into art schools in the late-1960s and 1970s. Before coming to York, Hallie spent three years teaching in the Art Department at Brooklyn College. She currently directs educational programming at the Wassaic Project, a contemporary art center in Dutchess County, NY. As a Writing Fellow, she will serve as a WAC liaison to the Writing Center and a coordinator for WAC events including a CETL workshop in Spring 2014.



Chih-Huei (Debby) Su

Chih-Huei (Debby) Su is a doctoral candidate in Finance at Baruch College. She is currently working on her dissertation exploring the impact of relationship banking on corporate mergers and acquisitions. Debby has taught various classes in Economics and Finance department at Baruch College for three years. As one of writing fellows at York, she will be maintaining and developing the Writing Across the Curriculum website, coordinating workshops with the STAR program, and collaborating with professors on writing intensive course materials.


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