Carnegie Mellon University

Please meet our program staff below. The First Year Writing Program includes five Visiting Assistant Professors who will be teaching First Year Writing in the 2017-2018 academic year. Their information can be found here.

Danielle Wetzel

Danielle Zawodny Wetzel

Director of First-Year Writing Program

Address
5000 Forbes Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA 15213

Bio

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.

Susan Tanner

Susan Tanner

Assistant Director of First-Year Writing Program

  • Wean Hall 1321
  • 412-268-9737
Address
5000 Forbes Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA 15213

Bio

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.

Arianna Garofalo

Arianna Garofalo

Program Coordinator for First-Year Writing Program

  • Baker Hall 259
  • 412-268-9490
Address
5000 Forbes Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA 15213

Bio

As the Coordinator for the First Year Writing program, I assist director Danielle Wetzel with scheduling 76-100 and 76-101 courses. I work with instructors to match their schedules with available teaching timeslots, distribute and collect course evaluations, and assist with monthly teachers’ meetings. I work with academic advisors from all departments to reserve space for their students in 76-101 and 76-100 sections, and I answer students’ scheduling questions and advise them about course sections.