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First-year Writing Faculty

The First-Year Writing (College Writing I and II) faculty are a diverse group of writers, educators and artists who are committed to the First-Year Writing students at Montclair State University. Faculty come to the teaching of WRIT 105 and WRIT 106 with joint enthusiasm for the intellectual work of academic writing and for the students who enroll in these classes. We like getting to know students who take College Writing I or II while pursuing a wide variety of majors; it is our pleasure to get to know the world of music, sports, nutrition, justice studies and biochemistry, to name just a few, by talking with our students and by reading their written work.

The faculty at Montclair State University recognizes the importance that writing plays in the academic, personal and professional lives of our students. We are writers ourselves, and we write daily, for many different reasons. We write to share our research and ideas, to communicate our passions and complaints, and even simply to figure out what it is that we think. For us, writing is thinking and thinking is writing.

All First-Year Writing faculty are selected for their expertise in writing and pedagogy, and for their commitment to student learning.