Jil Hanifan

Jil Hanifan

Writing Center Director; Full-time Lecturer
Department of English
Writing Center


Humanities 140

Doctor of Arts, UAlbany, 1987

Jil Hanifan

Jil joined the faculty in 1988. Currently Director of the Writing Center, a joint program of the English Department and the College of Arts and Sciences, she specializes in Writing and Pedagogy.

Whethergirl by Jil Hanifan (cover)

She is the author of whethergirl: the wind rose, (TA'Wil Books and Documents, 1999), and of "hangar round," a site-specific poetry simultaneity on permanent exhibit at the Albany International Airport. Her poems have appeared most recently in Peer Glass, Hudson Valley Writer's Guild Anthology, The Second WordThursdays Anthology, Bright Hill Press, and Seeds. Other poems have appeared in Big Scream, Two Girlz, 13th Moon, Little Magazine, Heaven Bone, Contact II, Earth's Daughters, and Snail's Pace Review, and online in AlbanyPoets.

She teaches undergraduate courses in writing, poetry and poetics, as well as courses in contemporary American poetry and genre studies.

View Jil's Philosophy of Teaching statement.