Winchell, Brooks

Assistant Director of Academic Support
Undergraduate faculty
Lesley University
School Affiliation

Cambridge College School of Undergraduate Studies

Academic Focus

Research areas: Writing center theory and administration, technology in learning, universal design in learning/faculty development, ELL support,
assessment and analysis, prior learning acquisition, composition theory and pedagogy, competency-based education   

Courses Taught

A variety of writing, literature, research, and education courses such as:

  • Graduate Research Methods for Managers
  • Graduate Writing
  • Writing 1
  • Writing 090 (pre-writing)
  • Studying our World Through Poetry,
  • Studies in Literary Genres
  • Ladders to Language levels 3-4
  • World Literature
  • Introduction to Poetry
  • Statistics for Business
  • Philosophy of Moral Education
  • Capstone

M.F.A. - Lesley University
Major field: Creative Writing – Poetry Concentration
Minor fields: Modern Poetry & Writing Therapy

M.A. - University of Massachusetts, Boston
Major field: English Writing & Teaching

B.A. - University of Massachusetts, Lowell
Major: English
Minor: Psychology

Professional Experience
  • Assistant director of academic support, Cambridge College
  • Senior English lecturer, Suffolk University
  • Writing tutor, lecturer, mentor/instructor
  • MTEL support


Awards & Recognitions
  • Nominated for the “Outstanding Faculty (CAS) of the Year Award” at Suffolk University
  • Awarded “Outstanding Undergraduate Faculty Member of the Year”  at Cambridge College, Lawrence
  • Recognized by students at the Center for Teaching Excellence, Suffolk University
  • Featured Poet: Cambridge College Poetry Celebration
  • Honorable mention for the Academy of American Poet’s prize UMass Boston
  • Featured Poet/translator: UMass Boston Watermark release
  • Sigma Tau Delta (English honors society)
Research & Publications

“A Washed Up Poet Pays His Utility Bills.” The Higgs Weldon. January 27, 2015.
“Adjunctopia: A Paradise of Isolation Awaits You.” WORK Literary Magazine. September 22, 2014.
“Successful Plagiarism 101.” The Chronicle of Higher Education: First Person Series. April 11, 2013.
The Capstone: A Guide for Undergraduate Students. Cambridge College school-wide in-house publication, Spring 2013.
Management ILP: A Guide for Planning, Researching, and Writing. Cambridge College school-wide in-house publication, November 2008.
 “The Pleasure of Reading Zukofsky,” published on my blog, Diagnosis of a Lovely Person, July 16, 2008 and featured on Ron Silliman’s poetry site.  
Poetry Editor. Through the Gate. Cambridge College annual literary magazine. April 2008, April 2007, April 2006.

Electronic Mediums:
Globalism and the Writer. Merrimack honors writing courses’ blog. Fall 2012 & Fall 2013
Bird’s Eye Issues. Merrimack student wiki project. Fall 2011

Selected Presentations
  • MTEL: Communication & Literacy Seminars
  • The Unconscious Sources of Eliot in “Tradition and the Individual Talent”
  • National Poetry Month Workshop Series
  • Playwriting Workshop Series