Sandra_Jamieson(2012)Sandra Jamieson

Professor of English and Director of Writing Across the Curriculum. Formerly Director of Composition at Drew, Dr. Jamieson has also served as chair of the English Department.  She earned her doctorate in the department of English, General Literature and Rhetoric at Binghamton University in 1991. Her research spans the field of Writing Studies, including Writing Across the Curriculum (WAC), authorship studies, writing theory and pedagogy, the emerging writing major, creative non-fiction, writing and social media, and information literacy. She is one of three principal researchers of the Citation Project (a multi-site, multi-year, quantitative and qualitative study of student source-use practices).

She is currently at work on a book about student source use, Struggling with Sources (with Rebecca Moore Howard, Parlor Press, 2015), and two edited collections, Researching Research: Transcontextual Methods for Understanding Student Source Use (with Trish Serviss), and Not Just for Librarians: Issues in Information Literacy (with Barbara D’Angelo, Barry Maid, and Janice Walker). Previous publications include the edited collection Coming of Age: The Advanced Undergraduate Writing Curriculum (Winner of the Council of Writing Program Administrators’ Best Book of 2000-2001 Award), and The Bedford Guide to Teaching Writing in the Disciplines: An Instructor’s Desk Reference. She has several chapters in edited collections, and her most recent journal article was in ATD-Across the Disciplines. (For details see full cv).


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Assistant Professor of English and Interim Coordinator of First Year Writing.  Dr. Kimball earned her doctorate at Temple University in 2010. Her dissertation examined multilingual pedagogies in the diverse communities of eighteenth-century Philadelphia, and her research areas are rhetoric and composition, and the intersection of textual study and cultures of literacy. She is also involved in community-based learning projects with Neighborhood House of Morristown and local Latino communities. She is currently writing about multilingual experience and ideologies in community-university partnerships.

She is published in Rhetoric Review and Reflections: A Journal of Public Rhetoric, Civic Writing, and Service Learning, and is co-editing a collection of essays (with Karen Schiler) on identity and status in First-Year Writing.


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Director of the Drew University Center for Writing Excellence and the Center for Academic Excellence. Dr. Sanyal received her doctorate from Drew University in 2002 in English Literature, with a concentration in Women’s Studies. Once an international student from Kolkata, India who learned the hard way that linguistic facility and cultural knowledge are two completely different animals, her intellectual foci include early 20th century colonial women writers, first-year composition theory and practice, and writing center theory, practice, and administration.

As a Writing instructor, she is particularly interested in college-level writing in the U.S. in relation to students who are non-native speakers of English, academic writing and students with cognitive learning disabilities, and academic writing for populations who are both NSS and LD students, traditional and adult/returning. She is the co-author (with Jennifer Holly-Wells and Sandra Jamieson) of  “From Silos to Synergies: Institutional Contexts for Writing Fellows”  forthcoming in Praxis: A Writing Center Journal, special edition on Course-Embedded Writing Support Programs in Writing Centers.