Institute for Literacy Studies

Marcie Wolfe Bio

Marcie Wolfe

Portrait of Marcie Wolfe Marcie Wolfe is the Executive Director of the Institute for Literacy Studies (ILS), an organized research unit of The City University of New York at Lehman College, Bronx, NY. Ms. Wolfe is principal investigator for the ILS’s numerous funded projects related to instruction and assessment in literacy and mathematics education, and, in addition, co-directs Lehman College’s Writing Across the Curriculum Initiative.

She has provided technical assistance in various educational sectors related to literacy and adult education, after-school education, and urban education reform, serving as a consultant to the Academy for Educational Development, CUNY’s Office of Academic Affairs, the Rockefeller Foundation, the Center for Employment Training, the New York City Department of Education, the Robert Bowne Foundation, and various sites of the National Writing Project. Currently, she is a member of the leadership team for the National Writing Project’s initiative, Literacy and the Common Core.

Ms. Wolfe has taught graduate and undergraduate students in Lehman College’s English Department and Adult Degree Program. She started her career as a New York City high school teacher, and has also tutored in adult literacy programs.

With Bonne August, she is the editor of Facilitating Collaboration: Issues in High School/College Professional Development (CUNY 2004), and, with Jessica Yood, of Teaching with Writing: Documenting a Semester of Inquiry, an Edited Collection of Faculty Snapshots (Knowledge Media Laboratory of the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching, 2008) and Public Voices: WAC in an Urban Context (forthcoming).  Wolfe is the author of “Consenting to be Peers” (CUNY 2004, with B. August), “Our Approach to Faculty Development” in Looking Both Ways: High School and College Teachers Talk About Language and Literacy (CUNY 1999), “Writing Projects and School Reform: A Local Perspective,” Quarterly of the National Writing Project (1998), Adult Literacy Education: Program Evaluation and Learner Assessment (with Susan Lytle), ERIC Clearinghouse on Adult, Career, and Vocational Education (1989), as well as numerous conference papers, book reviews, technical reports, and grant proposals.


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