Writing Academy

2020 Writing Academy group photo

Writing Academy Class of 2020 Faculty Scholars and Leadership Team

2021 Writing Academy is underway.
Please contact us to be invited to apply for the class of 2022.

Writing Academy is a faculty development program that helps advance the scholarly careers of faculty at UNH. Faculty are immersed in a summer-long learning community where they interact with peers and senior colleagues to learn successful strategies focused on writing, reflection and critical feedback. The interdisciplinary opportunities offered during the Academy catalyze faculty interactions across the disciplines and often continue long after the end of the Academy experience. The goal of the Academy goes beyond having faculty write and submit scholarly pieces and grant proposals to helping them build a vibrant scholarly life that contributes to the intellectual climate of UNH.

 

Writing Academy:

Orientation and Goal Setting Workshop
May 21, 2021

9:00-11:00 AM
 

 

First Writing Academy Retreat:
May 24-27, 2021
Mon-Thur 9am – 4pm

 

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 17-
20, 2021
Tue, Wed, & Thur 9am – 4pm
 

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Applications:
Recruiting for 2020 is complete

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Funso Afolayan
Associate Professor
History
College of Liberal Arts

Marcy Ainslie
Assistant Professor
Nursing
College of Health & Human Services

Laura Allen
Assistant Professor
Psychology
College of Liberal Arts

Matthew Argall
Research Assistant Professor
Physics and Astronomy
Institute for the Study of Earth, Oceans, and Space

Kathryn Aydelott
Assistant Professor
UNH Library

Colin Campbell
Lecturer and Professor
Communication, Culture, and Media
Howard University

Kelly Giraud
Associate Professor
Natural Resources and the Environment
College of Life Sciences and Agriculture

Safayat Hossain
Assistant Professor
Accounting and Finance
Peter T. Paul College of Business and Economics

Marta Lima
Assistant Professor
Agriculture, Nutrition, and Food Systems
College of Life Sciences and Agriculture

Caitlin Mills
Assistant Professor
Psychology
College of Liberal Arts

Kenesha Reynolds
Extension State Specialist
UNH Extension

Adriana Romero-Olivares
Postdoctoral Diversity and Innovation Scholar
Natural Resources and the Environment
College of Life Sciences and Agriculture

Felicia Ross
Graduate Teaching Assistant
African Studies
Howard University

Ebony Russ
Research Coordinator
Pediatrics, College of Medicine
Howard University

Michael Smith
Teaching Assistant
Biology, College of Arts & Sciences
Howard University

Nikhil Tomar
Assistant Professor
Occupational Therapy
College of Health and Human Services

Jamal Uddin
Teaching Associate
Communication, Culture, and Media
Howard University

Todd Young
Teaching Assistant
Biology, College of Arts and Sciences
Howard University

 

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

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

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

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

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

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

Scholarly Coaches

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

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

Nathan Schwadron
Scholarly Coach, UNH Writing Academy
Professor
Department of Physics and Astronomy

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

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

 

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

 

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

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

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

 

Erik Swartz
Professor and Chair
Department of Kinesiology

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

 

Writing Academy slide shows

Writing Academy 2018 closing ceremony slide show
Writing Academy 2017 closing ceremony slide show

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 profile photo

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!