Writing Academy

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Writing Academy Class of 2020 Scholars and Leadership Team

Writing Academy recruiting is complete for 2022.
Please contact us to be invited to apply for the class of 2023.

Writing Academy is a career development program designed to advance scholarship. A broad array of scholars at various points in their careers are immersed in a summer-long learning community with peers and senior colleagues to learn successful strategies focused on writing, reflection, and critical feedback. The interdisciplinary opportunities offered during the Academy catalyze interactions across the disciplines and often continue long after the end of the Academy experience. The goal of the Academy goes beyond writing and submitting scholarly pieces and grant proposals to helping participants build a vibrant scholarly life that contributes to the intellectual climate of UNH and beyond.

We've partnered with Howard University for the Writing Academy since it began in 2013. That first year, Howard University faculty participated. As Howard created their own version of Writing Academy focus shifted to include Howard University advanced doctoral scholars and recent PhD graduates in Writing Academy.

We are committed to this partnership which not only enriches the learning community for UNH and Howard scholars but also becomes an opportunity for nurturing future collaborations and synergies between our institutions.

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Applications:
Recruiting for 2022 is closed.

For more information or to let us know if you want to be recruited for Writing Academy 2023

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Writing Academy:

First Writing Academy Retreat:

 

May 23-26, 2022
Mon-Wed: 9am-4pm
Thur: 9am – noon

 

June: Two hours of one-on-one coaching with a senior faculty member

July: Two hours of one-on-one coaching with a senior faculty member

August: Two hours of one-on-one coaching with a senior faculty member

 

Second Writing Academy Retreat:
August 16-
18, 2022
Tue & Wed: 9am – 4pm
Thur: 9am-noon

 

Robert Arredondo
Senior Lecturer
Applied Engineering and Sciences
University of New Hampshire at Manchester

Esmaeil Bahalkeh
Assistant Professor
Health Management and Policy
College of Health and Human Services

Kay Chen
Assistant Professor
Communication Sciences and Disorders
College of Health and Human Services

Camille Dantzler
Lecturer and PhD Candidate
African Studies and Research
Howard University

Burcu Eke Rubini
Assistant Professor
Decision Sciences
Peter T. Paul College of Business and Economics

Ngozi Enelamah
Assistant Professor
Social Work
College of Health and Human Services

Eleta Exline
Associate Professor
Scholarly Communication Librarian
UNH Library

Cristina Faiver-Serna
Postdoctoral Diversity and Innovation Scholar
Women's and Gender Studies, Geography
College of Liberal Arts

Julianna Gesun
Postdoctoral Diversity and Innovation Scholar
Mechanical Engineering
College of Engineering and Physical Sciences

Nicoletta Gullace
Associate Professor
History
College of Liberal Arts

C. C. Hendricks
Assistant Professor
Director of First Year Writing
Communication Arts and Sciences
Women's and Gender Studies
University of New Hampshire at Manchester,
College of Liberal Arts

Veronica Hupper
Senior Lecturer
Mathematics and Statistics
College of Engineering and Physical Sciences

Jada Lindblom
Associate Field Specialist
Cooperative Extension

Martin McKinsey
Associate Professor
English
College of Liberal Arts

Theresa Oehmke
Postdoctoral Diversity and Innovation Scholar
Mechanical Engineering
College of Engineering and Physical Sciences

Anissa Poleatewich
Assistant Professor
Graduate Program Coordinator
Agriculture, Nutrition, and Food Systems
COLSA

Melissa Ryan
Assistant Professor
Coordinator of Music Education
Music
College of Liberal Arts

Shadya Sanders
Postdoc
Sociology and Atmospheric Sciences
Howard University

Sherri Simmons-Horton
Assistant Professor
Social Work
College of Health and Human Services

Aisha Udochi
PhD Student
Howard University

Penelope Whitman
Assistant Field Specialist
Community and Economic Development
UNH Extension | College of Life Sciences and Agriculture

Ethel Wolper
Associate Professor
History
College of Liberal Arts

 

 

Barry Rock
Qiaoyan Yu working on her laptop

The vision for the University of New Hampshire's Writing Academy is to enhance faculty members' scholarly careers. We seek to broaden the number and diversity of faculty who publish their scholarship and are awarded proposals by external funders to enhance their scholarship and engagement agendas.

To support our vision, the Academy goals are to:

  • Enhance faculty scholars' emerging or established scholarly agendas
  • Catalyze interactions among scholars and scholarly coaches to create robust and productive scholarly agendas
  • Provide information and access to colleagues with successful publication and grant records to learn about successful writing and/or proposal development strategies
  • Encourage scholars to develop a team approach to enhance publication and grant writing success
  • Provide information and access to on-campus scholarly and proposal writing and submission resources
  • Create opportunities among faculty for multidisciplinary scholarship and engagement

Debra Bruker
Research Associate Professor
Institute on Disability

Feixia Chu
Research Associate Professor
Institute on Disability

Leslie Couse
Executive Director
Engagement and Faculty Development

Kurk Dorsey
Scholarly Coach, UNH Writing Academy
Professor and Chair
Department of History

Mark Ducey
Scholarly Coach, UNH Writing Academy
Professor and Chair
Department of Natural Resources and the Environment

Elyse Hambacher
Scholarly Coach, UNH Writing Academy
Associate Professor
Department of Education

Brad Kinsey
Scholarly Coach, UNH Writing Academy
Professor
Department of Mechanical Engineering

Thomas Lippmann
Professor
Departments of Earth Sciences and Ocean Engineering

Alynna Lyon
Faculty Fellow and Co-Chair, UNH Writing Academy
Scholarly Coach, UNH Writing Academy
Professor and Interim Chair
Political Science

Jill McGaughy
Faculty Fellow and Co-Chair, UNH Writing Academy
Scholarly Coach, UNH Writing Academy
Professor
Psychology

David Pillemer
Professor
Department of Psychology

Barry N. Rock
Scholarly Coach, UNH Writing Academy
Professor Emeritus
Natural Resources and the Environment

Robert Ross
Associate Professor
Department of Psychology

Erin Sharp
Associate Dean
College of Health and Human Services

Michael Swack
Research Professor
Carsey School of Public Policy

May-Win Thein
Associate Professor
Departments of Mechanical Engineering and Ocean Engineering

Rachel Trubowitz
Professor
Departments of English

Patricia Walsh
Educational Program Coordinator II
Engagement and Faculty Development

Reginald Wilburn
Scholarly Coach, UNH Writing Academy
Associate Professor
Department of English

Sajay Arthanat
Scholarly Coach, UNH Writing Academy
Associate Professor
Department of Occupational Therapy

 

Brad L. Kinsey
Scholarly Coach, UNH Writing Academy
Professor and Chair
Department of Mechanical Engineering

Tricia Bent-Goodley
Scholarly Coach, UNH Writing Academy
Professor and Director
School of Social Work
Howard University

Debra Bruker
Research Associate Professor
Institute on Disability

 

Nicholas Kirsch
Scholarly Coach, UNH Writing Academy
Associate Professor
Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering

Kathy Cataneo
Scholarly Coach, UNH Writing Academy
Director
Research Development and Communications
Office of the Senior Vice Provost for Reseach

Feixia Chu
Research Associate Professor
Institute on Disability

 

Dain LaRoche
Scholarly Coach, UNH Writing Academy
Professor
Department of Kinesiology

Leslie Couse
Scholarly Coach, UNH Writing Academy
Executive Director
Engagement and Faculty Development

 

Dexter Lee
Associate Professor
Physiology/College of Medicine
Howard University

Thomas Lippmann
Professor
Departments of Earth Sciences and Ocean Engineering

 

Todd A. DeMitchell
Scholarly Coach, UNH Writing Academy
John and H. Irene Peters Professor of Education 
Department of Education and the Justice Studies Program

Alynna Lyon
Faculty Fellow and Co-Chair, UNH Writing Academy
Scholarly Coach, UNH Writing Academy
Professor and Interim Chair
Department of Political Science

 

Michele M. Dillon
Faculty Fellow and Chair, UNH Writing Academy
Scholarly Coach, UNH Writing Academy
Dean, College of Liberal Arts

Jill McGaughy
Faculty Fellow and Co-Chair, UNH Writing Academy
Scholarly Coach, UNH Writing Academy
Professor
Department of Psychology

 

Kurk Dorsey
Scholarly Coach, UNH Writing Academy
Professor and Chair
Department of History

 

David Pillemer
Professor
Department of Psychology

Mark Ducey
Scholarly Coach, UNH Writing Academy
Professor and Chair
Department of Natural Resources and the Environment

 

Emilie Reagan
Scholarly Coach, UNH Writing Academy
Associate Professor
Department of Education

Devkamal Dutta
Scholarly Coach, UNH Writing Academy
Associate Professor
Department of Business Administration

 

Barry N. Rock
Scholarly Coach, UNH Writing Academy
Professor Emeritus
Department of Natural Resources and the Environment

Burt Feintuch
Scholarly Coach, UNH Writing Academy
Professor
Department of English

 

Nathan A. Schwadron
Scholarly Coach, UNH Writing Academy
Professor
Department of Physics and the Space Science Center

Erin Sharp
Associate Dean
College of Health and Human Services

 

Rebecca Glauber
Scholarly Coach, UNH Writing Academy
Associate Professor
Department of Sociology

Jo Sias
Faculty Fellow and Chair, UNH Writing Academy
Scholarly Coach, UNH Writing Academy
Professor
Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering

 

Karen J. Graham
Scholarly Coach, UNH Writing Academy
Professor and Chair
Department of Mathematics and Statistics
Executive Director, UNH ADVANCE

 

Michael Swack
Research Professor
Carsey School of Public Policy

Erik Swartz
Professor and Chair
Department of Kinesiology

May-Win Thein
Associate Professor
Departments of Mechanical Engineering and Ocean Engineering

 

Nivedita Gupta
Scholarly Coach, UNH Writing Academy
Professor
Department of Chemical Engineering

 

Louis Tisa
Scholarly Coach, UNH Writing Academy
Professor and Chair
Department of Molecular, Cellular, and Biomedical Sciences

Elyse Hambacher
Scholarly Coach, UNH Writing Academy
Associate Professor
Department of Education

 

Rachel Trubowitz
Scholarly Coach, UNH Writing Academy
Professor and Chair
Department of English

Paul Harvey
Scholarly Coach, UNH Writing Academy
Professor
Department of Management

 

Reginald Wilburn
Scholarly Coach, UNH Writing Academy
Associate Professor
Department of English

 

Nancy E. Kinner
Scholarly Coach, UNH Writing Academy
University Professor, Department of Civil Engineering
UNH Director, Coastal Response Research Center
Julie E. Williams
Scholarly Coach, UNH Writing Academy
Senior Vice Provost
Engagement and Faculty Development

 

Testimonial

Jeremiah Johnson at white board

Jeremiah Johnson
Assistant Professor
Applied Engineering and Sciences
UNH-Manchester

The Writing Academy helped me to organize my writing time, be more productive, and become a better writer. It was a valuable experience.
 

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Jill Thorson
Assistant Professor
Communication Sciences and Disorders
College of Health and Human Services

The Writing Academy was enormously beneficial for me to learn personalized strategies to support my writing. It created a supportive environment that I was able to translate into my daily practice. I cannot speak highly enough of this Academy!

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Richmond Danso
Political Science
Howard University

The Writing Academy sharpened my writing and thinking skills, I would enroll over and over again!! Thank you UNH, Thank you HU.

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Shannon Rogers
State Specialist
Cooperative Extension

Writing Academy is a tremendous gift- of space, time, and community to focus on communicating my research and outreach. It helped me to establish habits and best practices that are supporting increased productivity in the many forms of writing I have the honor of producing as an Extension Professor.

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Michael Ferguson head shot

Michael Ferguson
Assistant Professor
Recreational Management and Policy
College of Health and Human Services

The UNH Writing Academy is an excellent component of faculty development for junior faculty striving for tenure. I would highly recommend the writing academy to any and all of my colleagues.

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Sarah Smith
Assistant Professor
Occupational Therapy
College of Health and Human Services

The UNH Writing Academy resparked my love of writing and helped me learn how to carve out intentional writing time within everydays.  The scholarly coaches helped shape my writing process with specific goals, benchmarks, and strategies to improve my writing.  I highly recommend this academy to all scholars!