People-Department of English - Carnegie Mellon University

Danielle Zawodny Wetzel

Danielle Zawodny Wetzel

Director of First-Year Writing Program

Office: Baker Hall 259

Phone: (412) 268-4468

Email: dfz@andrew.cmu.edu

As the director of the First-Year Writing Program, my responsibilities range from training and mentoring new PhD student teachers, to instructing our ESL first-year students, to maintaining a working relationship with our English faculty and staff at our branch campus in Doha, Qatar. 

Alexis Teagarden

Alexis Teagarden

Assistant Director of First-Year Writing Program

Office: Wean Hall 1317

Phone: (412) 268-6234

Email: ateagard@andrew.cmu.edu

My primary responsibility as Assistant Director is to support new instructors in their day-to-day teaching.  I also help organize professional development for all first-year writing instructors, work with the Director on designing course curricula and teaching heuristics, and coordinate the teaching best practices roundtables.

Beth Oberleiter

Beth Oberleiter

Program Coordinator for First-Year Writing Program

Office: Baker Hall 259

Phone: (412) 268-9490

Email: bethobe@andrew.cmu.edu

I assist the Director of First Year Writing in coordinating 79-100 and 76-101, including scheduling, course descriptions, reporting and teaching evaluations.