Writing Studies Faculty.
Formerly Director of Composition at Drew, Dr. Jamieson has also served as chair of the English Department. She earned her doctorate at Binghamton University in 1991. As Director of Writing Across the Curriculum, she works with faculty as they develop and teach Writing Intensive and Writing in the Major courses and trains and supervises Van Houten and Drew Seminar Course-Embedded Writing Fellows. She teaches a variety of Writing Studies courses in the College and Graduate School, and is the 2004 recipient of the Will Herberg Distinguished Professor Award.
Her research spans the field of Writing Studies, including Writing Across the Curriculum (WAC), authorship studies, writing theory and pedagogy, the emerging writing major, and information literacy and research methods. She is a Citation Project principal investigator (a multi-site quantitative and qualitative study of student source-use practices), and is currently working on a book drawing on that research, Struggling with Sources (with Rebecca Moore Howard, 2018). Sandra has co-edited three collections, Points of Departure: Rethinking Student Source Use and Writing Studies Research Methods (forthcoming 2017), Information Literacy: Research and Collaboration across Disciplines (2016), and Coming of Age: The Advanced Undergraduate Writing Curriculum (CWPA Best Book of 2000-2001). She also published The Bedford Guide to Teaching Writing in the Disciplines (1994). (See her website and cv for more information).
Dr. Kimball earned her doctorate at Temple University in 2010, specializing in writing and rhetoric. As Director of College Writing, she oversees the Drew Seminar and other aspects of the first-year writing program. She also teaches courses in public and academic writing, archival research, linguistics, and community literacy.
Her research focuses on language and learning in communities, past and present. Liz has published in journals including Rhetoric Review, Composition Studies, and Community Literacy Journal. She is currently at work on a book entitled Translingual Inheritance: Language Diversity in Early National Philadelphia.
Adjunct Instructor of Writing.
Dr. Hasegawa received her Ph.D. in English from the University of Maryland, College Park in 2004, her M.A. in English from George Mason University, and her B.A. in English from Tufts University. Her areas of interest include Asian American literature, rhetorical theory, and composition studies. Her dissertation, Articulating Identities: Rhetorical Readings of Asian American Literacy Narratives, explores the various rhetorical strategies certain Asian American writers use to articulate and argue for their legitimacy as Americans.
Received her Master of Arts in History at the University of Vermont and her B.A. in History and Psychology at Drew University. She is currently working on her Ph.D in History and Culture at Drew University. Her research interests include the history of education, women and gender history, and the history of immigration, with an emphasis on visual culture and representation in art during the nineteenth century.
Received her M.A. in English Education from New York University, and her B.A. in English from Boston College. In addition to teaching writing and speech and communication, she has been a freelance writer and editor for over 7 years, working for non-profit and for-profit organizations such as Jesuit Commons: Higher Education at the Margins, Burning Glass Technologies, and John Wiley & Sons.
Currently a doctoral candidate in Arts & Letters at Drew University. She earned her M.A. in Children’s Literature and her B.A. in English from Monmouth University. Her areas of interest include trauma theory, disability theory, narrative theory, young adult and children’s literature, dystopian and utopian fiction, and teaching composition. Her dissertation explores the use and purpose of trauma in young adult dystopias.
Dr. Orsini received his Doctorate in Arts and letters in 2016 from Drew University, where he also earned an M.A. in English; his B.A. in English and Creative Writing is from Washington College in Maryland. His poetry has been published in VIA and The Stillwater Review, and by the Academy of American Poets. His essay “The Buddhist Influence in Women’s Literature of the Harlem Renaissance” was published in the east-west Journal Cerebration. His dissertation was entitled The Buddhist Beat Poetics of Diane di Prima and Lenore Kandel.