The Writing Studies Program develops and teaches a year-long, two-course sequence in writing and rhetoric for undergraduates at Emerson College. We also partner with the college Writing Center to support and develop student writing across the curriculum. In 2012-2013, we received a CCCC Writing Program Certificate of Excellence.

For graduate students, the Writing Studies Program provides teaching opportunities and training to onsite MFA Creative Writing and MA Publishing and Writing students in the Department of Writing, Literature and Publishing (WLP), with an emphasis on professional development and mentoring. In addition to offering the graduate seminar WR600 Teaching College Composition, we support graduate students undertaking directed studies in rhetoric and composition to pursue their individual interests.

Committed to Emerson’s mission of civic engagement, the Writing Studies Program extends the core principles of our program into a variety of community and transnational writing projects in Boston and beyond, creating opportunities for students and faculty alike to be involved. Working closely with community partners and campus offices including Enrollment, Academic Engagement and Community Action, and Diversity and Inclusion, we strive to make Emerson an inclusive place reflecting the racial, ethnic, national, gender, and linguistic diversity of our city and our world.


The Writing Studies Program is a dedicated group including the senior faculty listed below, affiliated faculty, and graduate instructors with a wide range of backgrounds and expertise as writers, publishers, scholars, and professionals. We bring that experience into our classrooms to show our students dynamic and diverse perspectives on writing.