Faculty & Staff

  • Justin Armstrong

    Justin Armstrong

    Lecturer in the Writing Program

    B.A., Wilfred Laurier University (Waterloo, ON); M.A., Ph.D., McMaster University (Hamilton, ON)

    Research focuses on ethnographic methods, globalization, depopulation of the North American High Plains, writing, islands and ghost towns.

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  • Anne Brubaker

    Lecturer in the Writing Program

    B.A., Dickinson College; M.A., University of Sussex (Brighton, England)

    Interested in modern and contemporary American literature, the cultural study of science and technology, gender and women's writing, academic and professional writing, and film criticism and theory.

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  • Jeannine Johnson

    Lecturer in the Writing Program

    B.A., Haverford College; Ph.D., Yale University

    Teaches writing courses, serves coordinator of the writing tutors, and writes and lectures about poetry, aesthetics, and rhetoric.

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  • Josh Lederman

    Visiting Lecturer in the Writing Program

    B.A., Clark University; M.F.A., Boston University; Ph.D., Indiana University of Pennsylvania

    English compositionist, interested in teaching and research and the theories behind the practice, matters of language and power.

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  • Erinn Staley

    Visiting Lecturer in Religion

    B.A., Rhodes College; M.Div., Yale Divinity School; M.A., M.Phil., Ph.D., Yale University

    Interests include religion, gender, public health, and disability; teaches about religion and culture with attention to scholarly, popular, and new media writings.

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  • Ann Velenchik

    Associate Professor of Economics; Director, Writing Program

    B.S.F.S., Georgetown University; Ph.D., Stanford University

    Economist; Writing Program director; researching labor markets in Africa.

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  • Lynne Spigelmire Viti

    Senior Lecturer in the Writing Program

    B.A., Barnard College; M.A., Columbia University; Ph.D., J.D., Boston College

    Interests: legal studies, media and urban studies, journalism, and legal history. In my teaching, I use blogs, wikis, and other new media. I'm a practicing attorney doing pro bono work on behalf of artists and art organizations in Massachusetts.

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  • Winifred Jane Wood

    Senior Lecturer in the Writing Program

    B.A., University of Illinois (Urbana); M.A., University of Iowa; Ph.D., University of Massachusetts (Amherst)

    Interests: language, writing, media, film. How students learn to write; how writing differs across settings; electronic discourse.

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