College of Staten Island
 The City University of New York
 
  

   Hildegard Hoeller,
   WAC/WID coordinator
   Office: Building 2S Rm 130
   Phone: 718.982.4138
   Fax: 718.982.3643

   Email WAC/WID


Writing Across the Curriculum/
Writing in the Disciplines

 Meet the Team 2009-2010


Hildegard Hoeller, coordinator.

Hildegard Hoeller, coordinator.

Hildegard Hoeller is Professor of English with an appointment in English and Women's Studies at the Graduate Center. Her academic and teaching interests are 19th and 20th Century American literature, with an emphasis on women writers and African-American writers. She specializes in fiction, and she is particularly interested in the sentimental tradition and in the connections between fiction and economic thinking.

 

 


Rachael Goldman, writing fellow.

Rachael Goldman, writing fellow. 

Rachael Goldman holds degrees from Rutgers University, Sotheby's Institute of Art and City University of New York-Graduate Center in Classics and Art History. Ms. Goldman has taught several sections Writing and Composition and Expository Writing at Rutgers University. She is working on a manuscript dealing with the social and cultural constructions of color in the Rome Republican and Imperial periods. She has studied at the American Academy in Rome in 2007 and has won fellowships from the New York Classical Club, the College Art Association and the Archaeological Institute of American. Prof. Goldman is published in the Bryn Mawr Classical Review and the Journal of Decorative Arts of the Bard Graduate Center.


Joshua Howard, writing fellow.

Joshua Howard, writing fellow.

Joshua Howard is a doctoral candidate in the Sociology program at the CUNY Graduate Center, where he is writing his dissertation on central problems in the sociology of science. His interests also include cognitive sociology, the sociology of intellectuals, the philosophy of social science, and the intersection between economics and sociology.

 

 


Matt Lau, writing fellow.

Matt Lau, writing fellow. 

In May of 2010, Matt Lau will complete his dissertation, Exceptional Conversations: Narrative Film and Classical Music, and in August of 2010 he will receive his Ph.D. in English from the Graduate Center of the City University of New York (CUNY).  Matt Lau has taught college writing in courses in Composition, World Humanities, Literary Theory, and British Romanticism at the City College of New York, Hunter College, and SUNY Old Westbury. Matt's interest in the teaching of writing has led to his current position as a CUNY Writing Fellow at the College of Staten Island, focusing on the teaching of writing in the Department of Business.  In his free time, he plays violin in the String Orchestra of Brooklyn and the Saint James String Quartet.


Tracy E. Robey, writing fellow.

Tracy E. Robey, writing fellow.

This year Tracy is working with Chris Cruz Cullari in the Office of Disability Services to train writing tutors who work with students with disabilities and on a faculty awareness campaign about how to create "accessible writing assignments." To see more about their work, please see the Writing and Students with Disabilities page. Before she became a WAC fellow at CSI, Tracy taught in the History Department at Queens College for three years as a Graduate Teaching Fellow; she has been a part-time faculty member at The New School for the past two years.

Tracy is currently completing her dissertation in History at the CUNY-Graduate Center.  She is writing about "The Birth, Life, and Memory of Duke Alessandro de' Medici," the first duke of Florence, and on "damnation of memory" punishments in Renaissance Italy.


Margaret Robertson, writing fellow.

Margaret Robertson, writing fellow. 

Margaret Robertson is thrilled to be a part of the WAC/WID program at the College of Staten Island CUNY. In addition to her work as a Fellow, she also writing her dissertation, “Wolves in Sheep’s Clothing: The Confidence Man in Antebellum America,” which considers the role of the confidence man figure in nineteenth-century literature of reform.

 

 


Nichole Stanford, writing fellow.

Nichole Stanford, writing fellow.

Nichole is a PhD candidate at the CUNY Graduate Center.  She is researching ethnic clashes in the classroom, specifically the tension between formal writing and home discourses, and writing her dissertation on Cajun Vernacular English.