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Faculty - Jessica Yood, WAC

Jessica YoodE-mail:
Phone Number: 718-960-8380
Office: Carman Hall, Room 387
Rank: Associate Professor
Degrees and Sources of Degrees: BA, Barnard College; MA, Columbia University; PhD, SUNY Stony Brook.

Professor Yood's scholarship and teaching look at writing in our culture, and how it intersects with epistemology, politics, education, technology, and pedagogy.  In addition to teaching a variety of undergraduate writing courses, Prof. Yood also teaches contemporary literature and M.A. and Ph.D. courses in literary, rhetorical, and composition theory and practice.  She has been a co-coordinator of the Writing Across the Curriculum program at Lehman since 2000 and helped create the new Writing in the Majors program at the College. Writing and rhetorical theory and practice understood in relation to cultural and epistemological changes, the history of English studies in America, contemporary literature.


  • Reunion: Writing, Teaching, and Other Complex Connections (under review)
  • Public Voices: Writing Across Lehman College.  Ed. Jessica Yood and Marcie Wolfe.  National Writing Project, 2016. 

Sample Articles and Book Chapters

  • "Composition and the Collaboration of All Things.” Journal of Advanced Composition (JAC): Winter 2011
  • “The Post-Paradigm Academy?” The Society for Critical Exchange: Published Proceedings of the MLA  (Jan 2008)
  • “The City University of New York and the Shaughnessy Legacy: Today’s Scholars Talk Back.”  with Judith Summerfield, Peter Gray, Cheryl C. Smith, Crystal Benedicks, Linda Hirsch, Mary Soliday. Journal of Basic Writing.  26.2 (Fall 2007): 5– 29.
  • “Present Process: The Composition of Change” Lead article: Journal of Basic Writing 24.2 (Dec 2005): 30-51.
  • "The Next Stage is a System: WAC and the New Knowledge Society." Journal of Language and Learning Across the Disciplines. November 2004
  • "Writing the Discipline: A History of a Genre." College English 65.5 (May 2003): 526-40.
  • "The New Disciplinary Mix." Field of Dreams: Independent Writing Units and the Future of English Studies. Eds. Peggy O'Neill, Angela Crow, Lary Burton. Utah: Utah State UP, 2002.