Writing Across the Curriculum

Writing Fellows

A Writing Fellow (WF) is an advanced Ph.D. student from CUNY’s Graduate Center who works 15 hours each week at a campus WAC Program.

The Writing Fellows Program is a CUNY-wide initiative designed to improve the quality of writing instruction across the disciplines and offer support for advanced CUNY doctoral students. For more information about the CUNY Writing Fellows program, click here.

At Lehman, Writing Fellows:

  • work as thinking partners with two faculty participants for a full academic year to:
    • assist in the creation of writing assignments;
    • respond to student writing;
    • collaborate on writing workshops for students;
    • facilitate peer-group work;
    • assist in the creation of syllabi;
    • facilitate peer-group work;
    • develop writing goals for the semester
  • participate in biweekly professional development meetings led by the WAC coordinators;
  • participate in workshops with faculty participants;
  • attend CUNY-wide WAC workshops;
  • work on special projects, such as workshop planning, outreach, assessment, website maintenance, and archiving.

2013-2014 Fellows

Helen French Photo Helen French is currently pursuing a Ph.D. in Biopsychology & Behavioral Neuroscience at Hunter College through the CUNY Graduate Center.  She is examining the psychotropic effects of compounds similar to marijuana in a rodent model.  While serving as a Graduate Teaching Fellow at Hunter College she taught an introductory undergraduate course on Evolution and Behavior six times.  She earned a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology and completed two post baccalaureate research fellowships - one at the National Cancer Institute and the other at the National Institute of Mental Health, before beginning her studies at CUNY.

Rocio Gil Photo Rocío Gil is currently pursuing her Ph.D. in Cultural Anthropology at The Graduate Center, CUNY. Her research revolves around the question of the role that blackness has played in the formation of the Texas-Coahuila border. She looks at the ways in which processes of racialized dispossession have shaped the internal dynamics of Afro-Indigenous transborder communities as well as their negotiations with the Mexican and the US states. She has taught courses on international and Latin American migration, and introduction to Anthropology at Hunter College and City College of New York. She also has experience teaching at Universidad Autónoma Metropolitana in Mexico City.

Lorena Hernandez Bio Lorena Hernández is a PhD student from Spain in the Hispanic and Luso-Brazilian Literatures and Languages program at the Graduate Center of the City University of New York. She obtained a MA degree in Second Language Acquisition and Spanish Applied Linguistics from Arizona State University in 2008. Her research interests focus mainly on sociolinguistics, and, more specifically, on language ideologies and the sociology of Spanish in the US. While preparing her dissertation, she is also teaching Spanish at Lehman College.

Nicole Heron Photo Nicole Heron is pursuing her Ph.D. in Business at the CUNY Graduate Center, in conjunction with CUNY Baruch College, Zicklin School of Business. Her area of specialization is accounting and she is currently working on a dissertation that examines the relationship between voluntary nonfinancial disclosures related to corporate social responsibility and CEO compensation contracting. Nicole has previously taught both undergraduate and graduate managerial accounting classes in the Zicklin School of Business, Baruch College, as a graduate teaching fellow. She holds a BS in accounting and philosophy, as well as an MBA with a concentration in accounting, from the University of Scranton.

Mary Slavkin Photo Mary Slavkin is a PhD candidate in the art history department at the Graduate Center, CUNY. Her research focuses on late nineteenth-century French painting, especially that of the Symbolist movement. She is completing her dissertation on the links and divergences between the artists exhibiting at the Salons of the Rose + Croix. She earned her BA from New College of Florida and her MA from Florida State University. She has taught art history at Hunter College and ESL in Seoul and Prague. She lived on a boat for the first sixteen years of her life and has traveled to every continent except Antarctica.

Lisa Tagliaferri Photo Lisa Tagliaferri is a doctoral student in Comparative Literature at the Graduate Center. Her research is focused on the late Middle Ages and early Renaissance, with her dissertation treating Catherine of Siena's writing, its translation into Middle English, and her reception in both Italy and England. She has taught at York College as a Graduate Teaching Fellow, and has earned an MA from Binghamton University and a BA from the Macaulay Honors College at Hunter College (CUNY).

 

Past Fellows

2012-2013
Claudia Astorino, Anthropology
Paula Burleigh, Art History
Agustina Carando, Linguistics
Han-byul Chung, Linguistics
Kerry Greaves, Art History

2005-2006
Francesco Crocco, English
Ernesto Donas, Music
Erin Heiser, English
Rachel Ihara, English
Tyler T. Schmidt, English
Jen Weiss, Urban Education

2011-2012
Jinwon Kim, Sociology
Sharina Maillo Pozo, Hispanic and
Luso-Brazilian Literatures and Languages
Roberta Michel, Musical Arts
Benjamin Miller, English
Paul J. Polgar, History
Catherine Young, Theatre

2004-2005
Martine Hackett, Sociology
Christina Harris, Anthropology
Erin Heiser, English
Patricia Herrera, Theater
Rachel Ihara, English
Agnieszka Kajrukszto, Political Science
Tanya Radford, English
2010-2011
Jessica Brinkworth, Anthropology
Maria Maust-Mohl, Psychology
Christine Pinnock, Anthropology
Jeremy Rafal, Linguistics
Rachel Schiff, Sociology
2003-2004
Carla Barrett, Anthropology
Celeste Donovan, Art History
Valkiria Durán, Psychology
Patricia Herrera, Theater
Agnieszka Kajrukszto, Political Science
Tanya Radford, English
Julia Rothenberg, Art

2009-2010
Jessica Brinkworth, Anthropology
Valkiria Duran-Narucki, Environmental Psychology
Bobbi Gentry, Political Science
Carla Marquez, Social-Personality Psychology
Jeremy Rafal, Linguistics
Rachel Schiff, Sociology

2002-2003
Carla Barrett, Anthropology
Samuel Cohen, English
Celeste Donovan, Art History
Ariel Ducey, Sociology
Patricia Duffett, English
Kate Moss, English
Julia Rothenberg, Art
2008-2009
Rebio Díaz, Environmental Psychology
Elizabeth Fitton, History
Robina Khalid, English
Madeline Pérez, Urban Education
Claudia Pisano, English
Chris Alen Sula, Philosophy
2001-2002
Samuel Cohen, English
Ariel Ducey, Sociology
Kate Moss, English
Suzanne Scheld, Anthropology
Elizabeth Toohey, English
2007-2008
Raja Abillama, Anthropology
Rebio Díaz, Environmental Psychology
Carla DuBose, History
Roman Kuznets, Computer Science
Sophie Mariñez, French
Madeline Pérez, Urban Education
2000-2001
Robert Dowling, English
Cara Murray, English
Leo Parascondola, English
Suzanne Scheld, Anthropology
Nadeen Thomas, Anthropology
Elizabeth Toohey, English
2006-2007
Ernesto Donas, Music
Carla DuBose, History
Fatmir Haskaj, Sociology
Sophie Mariñez, French
Ana Motta-Moss, Psychology
Tyler T. Schmidt, English
1999-2000
Robert Dowling, English
Cara Murray, English
Leo Parascondola, English
Robert Sauté, Sociology
Nadeen Thomas, Anthropology

Last modified: Jan 7, 2014

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