I choose the word “educator” to describe myself, rather than teacher, faculty, or instructor, because most of the work I do involves education that happens outside the classroom, as well as the instruction of future educators. I am passionate in my conviction that both writing in general as well as one’s relationship to the writing process improves dramatically by responding to the feedback of a skilled, caring reader, whether that reader be a friend, a teacher, or a writing tutor. It gives me great pleasure, as the director of a writing center, to spend most of my time training writing tutors to be these kinds of readers, helping them to develop their abilities to provide meaningful and engaged feedback, to create a supportive and compassionate environment for that feedback, to help students find their voice in writing.
I have been teaching since 2001, when I first assisted professors in the classroom while pursuing my MA at Simmons College. Since then, I have taught classes in expository writing, creative nonfiction writing, literature by women, and Victorian literature at various colleges and universities, including Tufts, Simmons, and Babson.
CURRENT AND PAST SYLLABI
Writing Fellowship Seminar (the course I currently teach for undergraduate Writing Fellows)
Rhetoric, Babson College (theme: “The Impact of Technology”)
Women in Lit, Simmons College
The English Novel, Simmons College (theme: “Victorian Gothic”)
SYLLABI FOR PROSPECTIVE COURSES (Coming soon)