Coordinators/Fellows

Meet the WAC coordinators and WAC fellows!

Coordinators


Jonathan Hall

Jonathan Hall

WAC Coordinator: Writing Fellows and Assessment, and Faculty Director of the Writing Center

Jonathan will oversee the faculty-fellow collaboration requests and all projects related to the cohort of six new Graduate WAC 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 jhall1@york.cuny.edu or extension 5331. 


George

George Lam

WAC Coordinator: Student Advising and Writing Intensive Courses, Chair of the Writing Intensive Advisory Committee

George Lam, assistant professor of music, assumes the role of WAC coordinator of writing-intensive (WI) courses and student advisement this academic year. Lam coordinates the music program at York and is co-artistic director of the new opera ensemble Rhymes With Opera. He studied composition and music education at Duke University, the Peabody Conservatory of Music, and Boston University. Current projects include The Emigrants for New Morse Code and Shrewsbury Fair for Oak Middle School in Shrewsbury, MA.


Elizabeth Alter

Elizabeth Alter

Member, Writing Intensive Advisory Committee

Elizabeth Alter, associate professor of biology, is a member of the WAC advisory committee. She holds a Ph.D. from Stanford and uses molecular phylogenetic methods to understand the evolutionary histories of species and populations, especially in the marine environment. Her work examines the genetic vestiges of past environmental and ecological conditions and draws from evolutionary genetics, phylogenomics, and population modeling.


Fenio Annansingh-Jamieson

Fenio Annansingh-Jamieson

Member, Writing Intensive Advisory Committee

Fenio Annansingh-Jamieson, assistant professor in the department of business and economics, is a member of the WAC advisory committee. She holds a Ph.D. in information studies from the University of Sheffield. Her areas of expertise include organizations, management, and information systems; knowledge management and knowledge leakage; risk management; Internet security and safety; and assessment in higher education.


Matt Garley

Matt Garley

Member, Writing Intensive Advisory Committee

Matt Garley, assistant professor of English, is a member of the WAC advisory committee. He holds a Ph.D. in Linguistics with a specialization in Sociolinguistics from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. In his research, he uses both qualitative and quantitative (corpus) methods to investigate the properties of varieties of English; the linguistics of hip hop
culture; the linguistics of computer-mediated communication; and writing systems.

Matt can be reached at mgarley@york.cuny.edu or extension 3870.


WAC Fellows


Katherine Payne

Katherine Payne

Katherine Payne is a Ph.D. student in Comparative Literature at the Graduate Center and a new WAC fellow at York. She studies postmodern fiction and poetry and the intersection between nonfiction content and poetic forms. She is the co-translator of Power of Gentleness: Meditations on the Risk of Living by Anne Dufourmantelle. She received her M.F.A. in Creative Nonfiction Writing and Literary Translation from Columbia University. She also leads free creative writing workshops in Harlem and Washington Heights


Katie Entigar

Katie Entigar

Katie Entigar is a Ph.D. candidate in Urban Education at the Graduate Center of CUNY and a new WAC fellow at York. She focuses on the nonprofit education of adult immigrants, and she is currently exploring the roles of dialogue, silence, and resistance in language education. Katie has a background in applied linguistics and has taught ESL in the U.S. and abroad for over 13 years and courses on second language acquisition and bilingual education at City and Hunter Colleges. She supports immigrant-rights activism in New York City.


Michael Healy

Michael Healy

Michael Healy is a Ph.D. candidate in Comparative Literature at the Graduate Center and a new WAC fellow at York. His doctoral research focuses on modernism in English, Spanish, and French. Before his doctoral work, he earned bachelor’s and master’s degrees in English Education from the Wheelock College of Education and Human Development at Boston University. He teaches in the English department at Baruch College and was previously a WAC fellow at Medgar Evers College.


Sean M. Kennedy

Sean M. Kennedy

Sean M. Kennedy is a Ph.D. candidate in English at the Graduate Center and a returning WAC fellow at York. He holds an M.F.A. in Creative Writing from Rutgers University–Newark, a B.A. in English and Modern Studies from the University of Virginia, and taught at Medgar Evers College for two years. His dissertation re-reads the gangster genre as a formation of global racial capitalism and settler colonialism, turning away from the dominant critical focus on white-ethnic mafias in Italy and the United States.


Ting Zhang

Ting Zhang

Ting Zhang is a PhD student in Comparative Literature at the Graduate Center.She is interested in exploring ethics and literature, and currently she is working on the topic of individualism and social forms in the Nineteenth-century British novels.Ting got her BA and MA degrees at the English Department of Peking University, China. She has taught writing and literature courses at CUNY campuses.


Kamran Moshref

Kamran Moshref

Kamran Moshref is a Ph.D. student in Political Science at the Graduate Center and a returning WAC fellow. His research is in political theory and critical theory broadly conceived and concerns political theories of collectivity in the context of globalization, among other topics. He currently teaches political science at Lehman College and previously taught at Queens College.