Faculty in Focus: Writing Community

Dr. John Boyd, Director of the Writing Center In addition to teaching a First-Year Seminar, Writing Communities, Dr. Boyd teaches Writing Center Theory and Practice: A Seminar in Peer Tutoring, the course students take in preparation for working in the Writing Center. There, students learn pedagogical principles related to tutoring and develop a critical framework…

Faculty in Focus: Conjuring a Reader

Emily Steinmetz, Assistant Professor of Anthropology In addition to “Introduction to Anthropology,” Dr. Steinmetz teaches courses such as “Sex, Gender, and Culture” and “Prisons, Punishment, and Social Control.” In her FYS “Liberation,” students correspond with women incarcerated in a Delaware prison while exploring larger questions of what makes us free and unfree. Her current scholarship…

Faculty in Focus: Seriousness of Purpose and a Sense of Play

Heather Harvey, Associate Professor and Chair, Department of Art + Art History Professor Harvey creates site-specific installations and objects that straddle traditional boundaries between painting, drawing, and sculpture. She is interested in hidden infrastructures and invisible ordering mechanisms—things like gravity, quantum physics, and radio waves, but also the human body, memory, and contradictory emotions like…

Faculty in Focus: Scientific Writing is Challenging and Can Inspire Change

Robin Van Meter, Assistant Professor of Environmental Science/Studies and Biology. Dr. Van Meter researches the effects of environmental pollution on amphibians and reptiles and teaches a range of courses including Applied Ecology, General Zoology, General Biology II, Conservation, and Wetlands Ecology. Her current scholarship investigates the effects of pesticides and fertilizers on juvenile leopard frogs….

Faculty in Focus: The Power of Paragraphs

Michael Harvey, Associate Professor, Department of Business Management. Dr. Harvey is editor-in-chief of the interdisciplinary journal Leadership and the Humanities and the co-editor of the book Leadership Studies: the Dialogue of Disciplines. He is the author of The Nuts and Bolts of College Writing, a college writing guide now in its second edition, and put to good use by…