Mark Keitges
Teaching Instructor and Director of Intensive English @RELI
(848) 445-6675

Tillett Hall 107

Keitges, M. (2016). Dewey on educating vocation: Bringing adult learning to the university. Philosophical Studies in Education 47, 78-87.

Keitges, M. (2015). Expanding global learning through case experiences: Technological ruminations on Dewey’s Experience and Education. The Journal of School and Society 2(1).

Keitges, M.J. (2014). How we model educational embodiment: Practical considerations and a theoretical proposal. Philosophy of Education Yearbook 2013. Urbana, IL: Philosophy of Education Society.

Goldman, R., Black, J., Maxwell, J.W., Plass, J. L., & Keitges, M.J. (2013). Engaged Learning with Digital Media: The Points of Viewing Theory. In W.M. Reynolds & G. E. Miller (Eds.), Handbook of psychology. New York: John Wiley & Sons.

Keitges, M.J. (2012). From design for dominance to design for dialogue. E-Learning and Digital Media 9(4), 385-391.


I am interested in learning about the experiences of multilingual English Language Learners with academic writing, classroom engagement, and academic and professional socialization in the American academy, as well as developing policy and curricular solutions to better support multilingual ELLs. My current interests are informed by my doctoral work in educational policy studies, which explored the philosophical aims of global higher education, the ethics of teaching and tutoring, aesthetic education as a mode of global learning, and the progressive educational philosophies of Immanuel Kant and John Dewey.

I am currently Director of Intensive English @RELI (formerly the Program in American Language Studies), a university intensive English program that supports non-matriculated students and scholars within the newly established Rutgers English Language Institute. I am also an Assistant Director in the Rutgers Writing Program. I teach throughout RELI, particularly English as Academic Discourse courses and in the Graduate English Language Learners & International Teaching Assistants Program.

In addition, I design academic, research, and professional writing curricula for non-matriculated students, visiting scholars, postdoctoral researchers, and junior faculty. I previously taught multilingual English Language Learners at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and at various community colleges and nonprofit organizations in the New York and Seattle metropolitan areas.


Writing Preparation and Vocabulary

American Encounters


English as Academic Discourse II

Expository Writing


Graduate Writing

Graduate Academic Integrated Skills II (for International Teaching Assistants)

Academic Integrated Skills Across the Disciplines: Special Topics (for M.S. Data Science)

Graduate Writing Studio

Visiting Scholar

Academic Integrated Skills Across the Disciplines: Special Topics (for Rutgers Global-China Initiatives)


NAFSA: Association of International Educators

Consortium on Graduate Communication

TESOL International Association

National Council for Teachers of English

New Jersey Writing Alliance

Ph.D., Education Policy, Organization, and Leadership (Philosophy of Education), University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

M.A., Educational Communication and Technology, New York University

M.Ed., Adult Education and Training, Seattle University

B.S., Radio-Television-Film (Film Studies), Texas Christian University