Rutgers Writing Program instructors and administrators engage in a wide range of scholarly and professional activities, which we are pleased to post on their behalf and in support of their efforts. Congratulations to all our colleagues!

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Anthony Alms

  • "The Tragedy of Leo Armenius: Gryphius, Music, and the Divine Telos of History," The Germanic Review, 92.1 (2017): 1-23.


Tisha Bender

  • Author of P.U.N.C.H., a satirical novel of an online university


Mark DiGiacomo

  • “Reconsidering Modernist Totality,” Comparative Literature Studies 55.2 (2018): 395-400. 
  • “The Assertion of Coevalness: African Literature and Modernist Studies,” Modernism/modernity 24.2 (April 2017): 245-262. 
  • “The Practice of Commenting,” “Teaching Writing at Rutgers” Conference, Rutgers University, December 2017. 
  • “Writing as Pattern Making: Teaching Students to Use Strategic Repetition,” New Jersey Writing Alliance Conference, Rutgers University, May 2017. 
  • “Buchi Emecheta and the Sociological Imagination,” African Literature Association, Yale University, April 2017.

 Donald Dow

  • "Struggle, Signs, and Love: Pragmatism and Nature Writing," NEMLA, Baltimore, March 2016


Allen Ellenzweig

  • Panel participant, "Photography and Homoerotic Desire," October 14, 2016 at SVA Theater, in conjunction with the exhibition "Gay Gotham" at the Museum of the City of New York
  • Book Review, Homintern: How Gay Culture Liberated the Modern World, by Gregory Woods, in The Gay and Lesbian Review Worldwide, November-December 2016
  • Currently researching and writing biography of twentieth century American photographer George Platt Lynes for Oxford University Press.

Miriam Jaffe

  • Announcing two case study textbooks in social work for critical and connective thinking:
    • Jaffe, M., Floersch, J., Longhofer, J., and Winograd, W. (2017). Social Work and K-12 Schools: Phenomenological Perspectives. Routledge Press.
    • Jaffe, M., Floersch, J., Longhofer, J., and Conti, M. (2018). Social Work and Sexual Trauma: Phenomenological Perspectives. Routledge Press.
  • And two articles:
    • Jaffe, M. (2017). Case and Frame: Teaching Case Study Composition. Journal of Clinical Social Work. Forthcoming.
    • Pozorski, A., and Jaffe, M. (2017). Writing Progeny: Elisa Albert and Philip Roth. Open Library of Humanities. Forthcoming. 


Debra Keates

  • Assisted the organization of the Rutgers Undergraduate Research Writing Conference (2016 - present)
  • Reader for _Dialogues_, Rutgers University Writing Program, 2015 - present
  • Paper to be delivered at NJWA Conference, Spring 2017


Mark Keitges

  • Keitges, M. (2016). Dewey on educating vocation: Bringing adult learning to the university. Philosophical Studies in Education 47, 78-87.
  • "The Puzzle of Participation: ELL Writers Talking." Paper presented at the Teaching at Rutgers 2017 Conference, New Brunswick, NJ, December 2017.


Marylou Morano Kjelle

  • "Newsmakers: Bill Gates: Microsoft Founder and Philanthropist," Abdo Publishers, Minneapolis, 2015.
  • "Newsmakers: Steve Jobs: Visionary Founder of Apple," Abdo Publishers, Minneapolis, 2015.
  • "Literacy Begins at Home: Fifty Ways to Help Your Child Excel in Language Arts," Kindle Direct Publishing, 2015, ebook.


Regina Masiello

  • Received a Rutger's Presidential Award for Excellence in Teaching from President Robert Barchi.


Theresa O'Byrne

  • “Centre or Periphery?: The Role of Dublin in James Yonge’s /Memoriale/.” /Dublin: Renaissance City of Literature/. Ed. Crawford Gribben. Forthcoming in 2016 by Manchester University Press.
  • “Middle English Secular Prose, 2015” /Year’s Work in English Studies/ 96. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2017.
  • “/I Yonge Scripsit/”: Self-Promotion, Professional Networking, and the Anglo-Irish Literary Scribe, delivered at the /Friends of Medieval Dublin Symposium/, Trinity College Dublin, May 21, 2016


Jeff Robbins

  • "Advancing Technology: Symbiont, Parasite, Both?" Invited talk at the Springfield, MA chapter of the IEEE Society on Social Implications of Technology, June 6, 2018.
  • "The Entropocene" published in the ISSS Journals - 61st Meeting (2017).
  • "On the Use of AI - The Dependency Dilemma" published in the IEEE Technical Community Spotlight (September 2, 2016).
  • "When Smart is Not: Technology and Michio Kaku's 'The Future of the Mind'" published in IEEE Technology and Society Magazine ( Volume: 35, Issue: 2, June 2016 )
  • Amazon (U.S. ) review of Robert Colvile's "The Great Acceleration: How the World is Getting Faster, Faster"
  • "Anthropocene as Life's State of the Art in Disorder Production: A Sustainability Conundrum" published in the ISSS Journals - 59th Meeting vol 1 no 1 (2015). 


Sarbani Vengadasalam

  • "From the Classroom: The Why And The How of The Infographic Wow " NEG Symposium, New Jersey, April 2018.
  • "Infographics in Teaching and Writing: Best Practices" DeVry University Journal of Scholarly Research 4.1(2018).
  • “Socializing Virtual learning Spaces: Exploring Pedagogical Affordances of Select Web 2.0 tools”, 47th Annual NeMLA convention, Hartford, Connecticut, Mar 19, 2016  
  • “What’s Revolutionary About the Santiniketan style of theater?: An Investigation of the Dramatics of The Waterfall,” Presented in and chaired Forms of Postcoloniality Panel, New Jersey College English Association Conference, South Orange, New Jersey, April 16,2016
  • “Getting the Job: A Book review of How to Get into a Professor’s Shoes,” DeVry University Journal of Scholarly Research, 3.1(2016): 50-52.
  • “Encounters and Exchanges: An Intercultural Interrogation of Rabindranath Tagore’s Dramaturgy in Muktadhara,” Rabindranath Tagore and the Indian Dramatic Traditions, Under review  
  • Developing your social media and digital presence, Online Learning Consortium, Certification, 2016
  • Designing Gamified Learning environments, Certification, 2016
  • Designing Developmental Courses, Online Learning Consortium, Certification, 2015
  • Creating Concept Maps, Online Learning Consortium certification, Certification, 2015
  • Screencasting, Online Learning Consortium, Certification, 2015
  • Developing your social media and digital presence, Certification, Online Learning Consortium, 2016
  • Designing Gamified Learning environments, Certification, Online Learning Consortium, 2016


Brendon Votipka

  • "The Time App: a new play inspired by Shakespeare's The Tempest." Playwriting Commission from McCarter Theatre Center Education. Princeton, NJ. March, 2015.



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