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.

2017-2018 Fellows

Janine Billadello is a Ph.D. candidate in Archaeology at the Graduate Center, CUNY. Her research focuses on methods of recovering food residues from artifacts, in order to illuminate ancient subsistence practices in the Maya area. Janine has a GIS certificate from Hunter College, and works as a College Assistant in Data Services at Baruch College. She is currently teaching Ancient Peoples and Cultures at Lehman College, where she served as a Graduate Teaching Fellow for three years.

Aaron Botwick is a Ph.D. candidate in English at the Graduate Center, CUNY.  He is writing his dissertation on suicide in British literature between 1870 and 2000 and is particularly interested in the intersection of fiction with journalism, psychoanalysis, and Durkheimian sociology.  Other research interests include modernism, Holocaust studies, and genre fiction.  He has taught English and composition at Lehman and Borough of Manhattan Community College and has been published in Nabokov Studies.

Ashley Renaire Davis is an Educational Psychology doctoral student at City University of New York’s (CUNY) Graduate Center. Ms. Davis’s research focuses on the teaching and learning of mathematics from early childhood through postsecondary education, with special emphasis on the early childhood years.  She has a particular interest in the factors that reproduce inequity in the teaching and learning of mathematics. Ms. Davis is an adjunct professor in the Elementary and Early Childhood Education Department at Queens College where she teaches the “Math in the Elementary School” course. Before pursuing doctoral study, Ms. Davis worked as a preschool teacher with Bright Horizons. Despite the rigors of doctoral study she continues to work part-time at the CUNY Graduate Center Child Development Center. She has taught at Borough of Manhattan Community College and Hunter College.

Gregory Joseph Menillo is pursuing a Ph.D. in Music at the CUNY Graduate Center. In addition his primary work in composition, he is completing a certificate in Critical Theory with a special emphasis on the Frankfurt School. Before arriving at Lehman College in 2015, he held teaching positions at Baruch College and the Aaron Copland School of Music at Queens College. He has previously taught music theory, counterpoint, sight-singing, history, in addition to his current lectures on music and social protest. 

Nick Micinski is a Ph.D. candidate in Political Science at the CUNY Graduate Center. His dissertation focuses on cooperation between the EU and the UN on refugee and migration management. Nick is also Research and Editorial Associate at the Future UN Development System Project and Research Associate at European Union Studies Center. He has taught at Baruch College for three years as a Graduate Teaching Fellow.

LaToya Strong is pursuing a PhD in the Urban Education program at the Graduate Center. She is a former New York City public school teacher and has worked in both formal and informal science education settings. Her research interests focus on the ways in which coloniality has mediated and structured the teaching, learning and research of science education. Her work is situated in afropessimism, Blackcrit, and Black feminist theories. She has taught various courses in the teacher education program at Brooklyn College.

Past Fellows

2016-17

Mila Burns, History

Mateo Duque, Philosophy

Benjamin Gillespie, Theater

Gabrielle Kappes, English

Antonella Mallozzi, Philosophy

Jennifer Pipitone, Environmental Psychology

Michael Shelichach, English

2015-16

Nick Bacon, Cultural Anthropology

Carmela Muzio Dormani, Sociology

Benjamin Gillespie, Theater

Michael Shelichach, English

Yeree Shim, English

Nora Slonimsky, History

2014-2015
Kultej Dhariwal, English
Anna Gjika, Sociology
Gabrielle Kappes, English
María León Umaña, Hispanic and
Luso-Brazilian Literatures and Languages
Katie Uva, American History
Yeree Shim, English

2006-2007
Ernesto Donas, Music
Carla DuBose, History
Fatmir Haskaj, Sociology
Sophie Mariñez, French
Ana Motta-Moss, Psychology
Tyler T. Schmidt, English

2013-2014
Helen French, Biopsychology and
Behavioral Neuroscience
Rocío Gil, Cultural Anthropology
Lorena Hernández, Hispanic and
Luso-Brazilian Literatures and Languages
Nicole Heron, Business
Mary Slavkin, Art History
Lisa Tagliaferri, Comparative Literature

2005-2006
Francesco Crocco, English
Ernesto Donas, Music
Erin Heiser, English
Rachel Ihara, English
Tyler T. Schmidt, English
Jen Weiss, Urban Education
2012-2013
Claudia Astorino, Anthropology
Paula Burleigh, Art History
Agustina Carando, Linguistics
Han-byul Chung, Linguistics
Kerry Greaves, Art History
2004-2005
Martine Hackett, Sociology
Christina Harris, Anthropology
Erin Heiser, English
Patricia Herrera, Theater
Rachel Ihara, English
Agnieszka Kajrukszto, Political Science
Tanya Radford, English

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

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
2010-2011
Jessica Brinkworth, Anthropology
Maria Maust-Mohl, Psychology
Christine Pinnock, Anthropology
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
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
2001-2002
Samuel Cohen, English
Ariel Ducey, Sociology
Kate Moss, English
Suzanne Scheld, Anthropology
Elizabeth Toohey, English
2008-2009
Rebio Díaz, Environmental Psychology
Elizabeth Fitton, History
Robina Khalid, English
Madeline Pérez, Urban Education
Claudia Pisano, English
Chris Alen Sula, Philosophy
2000-2001
Robert Dowling, English
Cara Murray, English
Leo Parascondola, English
Suzanne Scheld, Anthropology
Nadeen Thomas, 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
1999-2000
Robert Dowling, English
Cara Murray, English
Leo Parascondola, English
Robert Sauté, Sociology
Nadeen Thomas, Anthropology

 

Last modified: Sep 25, 2017

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