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.

Mike Brokos

Mike Brokos

Assistant Director of First-Year Writing

Address
5000 Forbes Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA 15213

Bio

As Assistant Director of First-Year Writing, I help ensure the program’s ongoing success and growth. I work with course instructors and academic advisors to plan and schedule FYW courses and sections that will benefit students with varying schedules, majors, and backgrounds. I am also responsible for curricular assessment and design, which includes course observation and evaluation, data analysis, research, and reporting – all with the overall focus of improving the innovation, quality, and sustainability of our instruction.