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.
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
Ms. Jaclyn Amoroso, MA, The College of Saint Rose
Dr. Lisa Arrastía, Ph.D., University of Minnesota
Dr. Evelyn Baldwin, Ph.D., University of Arkansas, Fayetteville
Dr. Llana Carroll, Ph.D., University of Pittsburgh
Dr. Allison Craig, Ph.D., University at Albany.
Dr. Joseph Creamer, Ph.D., University Of Washington
Dr. Susan Cumings, Ph.D., Emory University
Ms. Amanda Giracca, MFA, University of Pittsburgh
Dr. Juliette Gutmann, Ph.D., University at Albany
Dr. Moriah Hampton, Ph.D., SUNY Buffalo
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Mr. Jeffrey Janssens, MFA, University of Pittsburgh
Dr. Shawn Jasinski, Ph.D., Binghamton University
Dr. Puja Sahney, Ph.D., Indiana University at Bloomington