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 Zawodny Wetzel
Director of First-Year Writing Program
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.
Assistant Director of First-Year Writing Program
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.
Program Coordinator for First-Year Writing Program
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.