Who We Are

The Program in Writing and Critical Inquiry Faculty and Staff

All Writing and Critical Inquiry classes are taught by experienced professionals who have advanced training in a wide range of academic fields, including rhetoric and composition, literary theory, philosophy, and creative writing. Our faculty form a distinctive community of teacher-scholars dedicated to helping UAlbany students succeed as writers and thinkers across the undergraduate curriculum.

Our faculty

Robert P. Yagelski is Director of the Program in Writing and Critical Inquiry. He is also associate professor of English Education in the Department of Educational Theory and Practice and an affiliated faculty member of the Department of English. He directs the Capital District Writing Project, which is a site of the National Writing Project. A former high school English teacher and freelance writer, he earned his Ph.D. in rhetoric and composition from the Ohio State University and has taught writing at four universities as well as in a prison college-equivalency program. He is the author of two books of writing and literacy theory (Literacy Matters: Writing and Reading the Social Self, 2000; Writing as a Way of Being: Writing Instruction, Nonduality, and the Crisis of Sustainability, 2010), four writing textbooks, a children’s book, and numerous articles about writing and writing instruction. Click here for his full bio.

Dr. Bethany Aery Clerico, Ph.D., University at Albany
BA 324
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Ms. Jaclyn Amoroso, MA, The College of Saint Rose
BA 325
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Dr. Lisa Arrastía, Ph.D., University of Minnesota
BA 316
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Dr. Evelyn Baldwin, Ph.D., University of Arkansas, Fayetteville
BA 327
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Dr. Llana Carroll, Ph.D., University of Pittsburgh
BA 317
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Dr. Allison Craig, Ph.D., University at Albany.
BA 315A
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Dr. Joseph Creamer, Ph.D., University Of Washington
BA 335
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Dr. Susan Cumings, Ph.D., Emory University
BA 318
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Ms. Amanda Giracca, MFA, University of Pittsburgh
BA 336
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Dr. Juliette Gutmann, Ph.D., University at Albany
BA 326
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Dr. Moriah Hampton, Ph.D., SUNY Buffalo
BA 318 A
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Mr. Jeffrey Janssens, MFA, University of Pittsburgh
BA 333
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Dr. Shawn Jasinski, Ph.D., Binghamton University
BA 317A
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Dr. Puja Sahney, Ph.D., Indiana University at Bloomington
BA 332
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