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Winchell, Brooks

Assistant Director of Academic Support
Undergraduate faculty
M.F.A.
Lesley University
Lawrence
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
Education

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. http://thehiggsweldon.com/a-washed-up-poet-pays-his-utility-bills/
“Adjunctopia: A Paradise of Isolation Awaits You.” WORK Literary Magazine. September 22, 2014. www.workliterarymagazine.com
“Successful Plagiarism 101.” The Chronicle of Higher Education: First Person Series. April 11, 2013. http://chronicle.com/article/Successful-Plagiarism-101/138413/
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 http://writingmerrimack.wordpress.com
Bird’s Eye Issues. Merrimack student wiki project. Fall 2011
    https://birdseyeissues.wikispaces.com/wiki/about

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