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Directors

SANDRA JAMIESON - PROFESSOR OF ENGLISH AND DIRECTOR OF WRITING ACROSS THE CURRICULUM

Formerly Director of Composition at Drew, Dr. Jamieson has also served as chair of the English Department.  She earned her doctorate at Binghamton University in 1991. As Director of Writing Across the Curriculum, she works with faculty as they develop and teach Writing Intensive and Writing in the Major courses and trains and supervises Van Houten and Drew Seminar Course-Embedded Writing Fellows. She teaches a variety of Writing Studies courses in the College and Graduate School, and is the 2004 recipient of the Will Herberg Distinguished Professor Award.

Her research spans the field of Writing Studies, including Writing Across the Curriculum (WAC), authorship studies, writing theory and pedagogy, the emerging writing major, and information literacy and research methods. She is a Citation Project principal investigator (a multi-site quantitative and qualitative study of student source-use practices), and is currently working on a book drawing on that research, Struggling with Sources (with Rebecca Moore Howard, 2018). Sandra has co-edited three collections, Points of Departure: Rethinking Student Source Use and Writing Studies Research Methods (forthcoming 2017), Information Literacy: Research and Collaboration across Disciplines (2016), and  Coming of Age: The Advanced Undergraduate Writing Curriculum (CWPA Best Book of 2000-2001). She also published The Bedford Guide to Teaching Writing in the Disciplines (1994).  (See her website and cv for more information).

JENS LLOYD - ASSISTANT PROFESSOR AND DIRECTOR OF FIRST-YEAR WRITING

Dr. Lloyd’s interest in writing studies and, specifically, in helping others develop their capacities as writers and communicators took root when, on a whim, he applied to be an undergraduate tutor at a writing center at the University of Washington. From there, after briefly plying his writing, editing, and mentoring skills in both for-profit and non-profit settings, he enrolled in graduate school at UC Irvine. During his graduate studies, he was most interested in studying the complex connections between writing, rhetoric, and place, focusing specifically on college campuses. For instance, he researched and wrote about how students influenced a contentious debate in the 1980s about siting the Nixon presidential library at UC Irvine and how students from underrepresented backgrounds adapt their rhetorical habits and abilities to campus life.

Since arriving at Drew in 2018, he has continued exploring the relationships that students have with campuses, including the recent sanctuary campus movement, and has also branched out into travel writing, publishing a piece on teaching the travel sketches of Matsuo Bashō. Reflecting these interests, he teaches courses that involve place-based writing, archival and ethnographic research, and opportunities for students to think capaciously about their development as writers and communicators in college and beyond.

Instructors for Fall 2023 WRTG Courses

TIERNAN CLOSE

Fall 2023: WRTG 111

BECCA MILLER

Becca Miller is doing research for her Ph.D. in History & Culture, focusing on the representation of gender and sexuality in 19th century British literature. Her work draws upon book history, intersectional feminism, and studies of readership. She teaches Academic Writing, Writing Studio, and College Writing: ESOL at Drew. She is passionate about helping students grow in their confidence and find their own voices as writers

Fall 2023: WRTG 101 and WRTG 112

BETH QUICK

Fall 2023: WRTG 111

HAMZA RADID

Hamza Radid is an international PhD candidate from Morocco in the History and Culture graduate program at Drew University in Madison, New Jersey. His research interests are Islam and politics of belonging of North African Muslims in France. His dissertation focuses on the concept of transnational and translocational belonging. He has taught the History of the Modern Middle East, Writing Studio, College Writing: ESOL, and Arabic at Drew.

Fall 2023: WRTG 111

JESSICA RIVCHIN

Jessica is currently finishing her coursework in Drew’s Doctor of Letters program and will soon be starting the dissertation process. Her previous studies have focused on creative writing, the work of Toni Morrison, and the lasting effects of the Covid-19 pandemic on writing and literature. She has also worked in book publishing and taught high school English for many years. She hopes to empower her students with confidence regarding their own work, and to teach them that writing encompasses much more than just five-paragraph essays

Fall 2023: WRTG 120

NAZLIN SHAKIR

Nazlin Shakir is a Ph.D. candidate in History and Culture, and an adjunct lecturer at Drew University. Her research focuses on cultural and social history, especially on the constructions and reconstructions of femininities and masculinities in popular culture. She currently teaches popular culture and writing courses (Introduction to Academic Writing, College Writing: ESOL, and Writing Studio).

Fall 2023: WRTG 101 and WRTG 111