The Department of English
Phone: (646) 312-3995
Office: VC 6-252
I consider myself fortunate because I am able to combine three of my loves, regularly. They are teaching, reading, and writing. My philosophy of language and learning is best expressed in the chapter (“Connecting the Teaching of Reading, Writing, and Speech”) which I wrote for the book I co-edited, Teaching College English and English Education (NCTE, 1998).
We are so lucky to be located in the greatest city in the world. Consequently, I try to incorporate and integrate the surroundings into activities for the classroom. Collaboration is an integral part of life and writing; my piece in Writing With (SUNY Press, 1994) demonstrates the importance of writing with others.
I have presented papers at the Conference on College Composition and Communication, the National Council of Teachers of English, National Reading Conference, International Reading Conference, American Educational Research Association, and Modern Language Association.