Degrees: Ph.D. from University of Sheffield, UK
MA from University at Albany, SUNY
BA from Royal Holloway College, University of London, UK
Brief Bio: Marcie joined the WCI faculty in fall 2016 as the pre-law lecturer for students in the affiliated 3+3 program between UAlbany and Albany Law School. Her goal is to foster students’ growth in careful and present listening, clear critical thinking, and purposeful writing as they develop into sound analytical thinkers, effective communicators in a variety of rhetorical contexts, and respectful participants in discussions that shape our personal and professional values. She specializes in teaching legal analysis, rhetoric, and ethics, as well as principles of writing and critical inquiry, medical humanities, and psychoanalytic / socio-cultural studies of trauma and illness in literature, law, and politics. She is also a recipient of the internationally-recognized Blackboard Catalyst Award for building an exemplary blended course.
Marcie has presented conference papers ranging from legal analytical strategies and poetic reflections on community service to psychoanalytic examinations of psychosis in autobiographical fiction and the creative impulse. Marcie’s articles and reviews have been published in The Journal of Psychohistory, Clio’s Psyche, PsyArt, The Adirondack Review, and Rattle.
Alongside Marcie’s teaching and research interests, she is involved in the community as a volunteer. She is a trained Court Appointed Special Advocate (CASA), a voice for abused and neglected children in the legal system and community. She also conducts home study interviews for the Albany Law Clinic and Justice Center, assisting faculty and students’ pro-bono work with non-detained immigrants. Additionally, Marcie works with various organizations and survivors in the community for ovarian cancer awareness, which she integrates into her students’ studies. Through community engagement activities, Marcie’s students’ academic learning is enriched with the connection their studies make to real lives and experiences.
CV: Marcie Newton