Writing Academy

Writing Academy class of 2022

Spend the summer writing with a peer group and a 1:1 Scholarly Coach


 

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.

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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.

 2022 Writing Academy is full. 2023 Writing Academy nominations will begin in spring 2023.

2022 Writing academy overview

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

Veronica Hupper
Senior Lecturer
Mathematics and Statistics
College of Engineering and Physical Sciences
Esmaeil Bahalkeh
Assistant Professor
Health Management and Policy
College of Health and Human Services
Jada Lindblom
Associate Field Specialist
Cooperative Extension
Kay Chen
Assistant Professor
Communication Sciences and Disorders
College of Health and Human Services
Martin McKinsey
Associate Professor
English
College of Liberal Arts
Camille Dantzler
Lecturer and PhD Candidate
African Studies and Research
Howard University
Theresa Oehmke
Postdoctoral Diversity and Innovation Scholar
Mechanical Engineering
College of Engineering and Physical Sciences
Burcu Eke Rubini
Assistant Professor
Decision Sciences
Peter T. Paul College of Business and Economics
Anissa Poleatewich
Assistant Professor
Graduate Program Coordinator
Agriculture, Nutrition, and Food Systems
COLSA
Ngozi Enelamah
Assistant Professor
Social Work
College of Health and Human Services
Melissa Ryan
Assistant Professor
Coordinator of Music Education
Music
College of Liberal Arts
Eleta Exline
Associate Professor
Scholarly Communication Librarian
UNH Librarye
Shadya Sanders
Postdoc
Sociology and Atmospheric Sciences
Howard University
Cristina Faiver-Serna
Postdoctoral Diversity and Innovation Scholar
Women's and Gender Studies, Geography
College of Liberal Arts
Sherri Simmons-Horton
Assistant Professor
Social Work
College of Health and Human Services
Patricia Kelshaw
Assistant Professor
Kinesiology
College of Health and Human Services
Aisha Udochi
PhD Student
Howard University
Julianna Gesun
Postdoctoral Diversity and Innovation Scholar
Mechanical Engineering
College of Engineering and Physical Sciences
Penelope Whitman
Assistant Field Specialist
Community and Economic Development
UNH Extension | College of Life Sciences and Agriculture
Nicoletta Gullace
Associate Professor
History
College of Liberal Arts
Ethel Wolper
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
 

Melissa Aikens
Scholarly Coach, UNH Writing Academy
Assistant Professor
Department of Biological Sciences

Cristy Beemer
Scholarly Coach, UNH Writing Academy
Associate Professor
Department of English

Orly Buchbinder
Scholarly Coach, UNH Writing Academy
Associate Professor
Department of Mathematics and Statistics

Ellen Cohn
Scholarly Coach, UNH Writing Academy
Professor
Department of Justice Studies and Psychology

Andrew Coppens
Scholarly Coach, UNH Writing Academy
Professor
Associate Department of Education

Leslie Couse
Executive Director
Engagement and Faculty Development

Dev Dutta
Faculty Fellow and Scholarly Coach, UNH Writing Academy
Associate Professor
Department of Management

BoRin Kim
Scholarly Coach, UNH Writing Academy
Associate Professor
Department of Social Work

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

Delia Konzent
Scholarly Coach, UNH Writing Academy
Professor
Department of Women's and Gender Studies

Thomas Lippmann
Scholarly Coach, UNH Writing Academy
Professor
Department of Earth Sciences, Ocean Engineering

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

Lisa MacFarlane
Scholarly Coach, UNH Writing Academy
Professor
Department of English

Jill McGaughy
Senior Scholarly Coach, UNH Writing Academy
Professor
Psychology

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

Sarah Sherman
Scholarly Coach, UNH Writing Academy
Professor Emerita
Department of English

Michael Swack
Scholarly Coach, UNH Writing Academy
Research Professor
Department of Economics

Nikhil Tomar
Scholarly Coach, UNH Writing Academy
Assistant Professor
Department of Occupational Therapy

Patricia Walsh
Program Coordinator
Engagement and Faculty Development

Scott Weintraub
Scholarly Coach, UNH Writing Academy
Associate Professor
Department of Languages, Literatures, and Cultures

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

2020 Scholars

2020 writing academy group pic

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

 

2019 Scholars

2019 writing academy group pic

Denver Jn Baptiste
Research Assistant/Teaching Assistant
Biology
Howard University

Richmond Danso
Teaching Associate
Political Science
Howard University

Mike Ferguson
Assistant Professor
Recreation Management & Policy

Jessica Forbes
Ph.D Student
Howard University

Kathryn Greenslade
Assistant Professor
Communication Sciences and Disorders

Ollie Jefferson
Instructor
Communcation, Culture, and Media Studies
Howard University

Jeremiah Johnson
Assistant Professor
Data Science Analytics

Amy Keesee
Associate Professor
Physics

Kyle Kwiatkowski
Assistant Professor
Civil and Environmental Engineering

Ashley Lewis
Ph.D Candidate and Instructor
Principles of Speech
Howard University

Jon Nash
Assistant Professor
Accounting and Finance

Shannon Rogers
Associate Professor
Economic Development

Ruth Sample
Associate Professor
Philosophy

Stephan Shipe
Assistant Professor
Accounting and Finance

Sarah Smith
Assistant Professor
Occupational Therapy

Mary Stampone
Associate Professor
Geography

Matt Tarr
Professor
Wildlife

Jill Thorson
Assistant Professor
Communication Sciences and Disorders

Kate Zambon
Assistant Professor
Communication

 

2018 Scholars

2018 Writing academy group pic

Jessie Bennett
Assistant Professor
Recreation Management and Policy

Kathryne Brewer
Assisant Professor
Social Work

Elizabeth Burakowski
Research Assistant Professor
Earth Systems Research Center

Andrew Conroy
Professor
Thompson School of Applied Science

Alexandra Contosta
Research Assistant Professor
Earth Systems Research Center

Andrew Coppens
Assistant Professor
Education

Michelle Gibbons
Assistant Professor
Communication

Young Jo Kim
Assistant Professor
Chemical Engineering

Christopher LeBlanc
Assistant Professor
Electrical Engineering Technology

Alyssa O'Brien
Assistant Professor
Nursing

Amy Ramage
Assistant Professor
Communication Sciences and Disorders

Sarah Theimer
Assistant Professor
Cataloging and Metadata Librarian

Wenjuan Xie
Associate Professor
Accounting and Finance

Se Young Yoon
Assistant Professor
Electrical and Computer Engineering

Lin Zhang
Assistant Professor
Communication

Ann Zimo
Assistant Professor
Classics, Humanities, and Italian Studies

 

2017 Scholars

2017 writing academy group pic

Mark Bonica
Assistant Professor
Health Management and Policy

Rachel Burdin
Assisant Professor
English

Elizabeth Carter
Assistant Professor
Political Science

Ileana Chirila
Assistant Professor
Languages

Jaed Coffin
Assistant Professor
English

Jennifer Dijkstra
Research Assistant Professor
Biological Sciences

Alyson Eberhardt
Assistant State Specialist
Natural Resources and the Environment

Robert Eshbach
Associate Professor
Music

John Gunn
Associate Research and Extension Professor
Natural Resources and the Environment

Jeff Halpern
Assistant Professor
Chemical Engineering

Shawna Hollen
Assistant Professor
Physics

Smita Lahiri
Visiting Assistant Professor
Anthropology

Weiwei Mo
Assistant Professor
Civil Engineering

Kim Nesbitt
Assistant Professor
Human Development and Family Studies

Julia Rodriguez
Associate Professor
History

Jill Trumbell
Assistant Professor
Human Development and Family Studies

James Tucker
Associate Professor
Sociology

Susan Drisko Zago
Associate Professor
Law

 

2016 Scholars

2016 writing academy group pic

Nora Draper
Assisant Professor
Communication

Dev Dutta
Associate Professor
Management

Cindy Hartman
Assistant Professor
Recreation Management & Policy

Tyler Jamison
Assistant Professor
Human Development and Family Studies

Vanessa Levesque
Assistant Director & Lecturer
Sustainability 

Emilie Reagan
Assistant Professor
Education

Robert Ross
Assistant Professor
Psychology

Samantha Seal
Assistant Professor
English

Sheree Sharpe
Assistant Professor
Mathematics and Statistics

Edward Song
Assistant Professor
Electrical and Computer Engineering

Mark Wiley
Associate State Specialist/Professor
UNH Cooperative Extension

 

2015 Scholars

2015 writing academy group pic

Brigitte Bailey
Associate Professor
Department of English

May (Xiaoyan) Bao
Assistant Professor 
Department of Accounting & Finance

Daniel Bromberg
Assistant Professor 
Department of Political Science

Eun Kyeong Cho
Associate Professor
Department of Education

Eshan Dave
Assistant Professor 
Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering

Harriet Fertik|
Assistant Professor
Department of Classics, Humanities, and Italian Studies

Jennifer Franczak
Assistant Professor
Department of Management

Lara Gengarelly
Extension Associate Professor and State Specialist
UNH Cooperative Extension

Rebecca Glauber
Associate Professor
Department of Sociology

Keneshia Grant
Assistant Professor
Department of Political Science
Howard University

Lou Ann Griswold                                                                           
Associate Professor
Department of Occupational Therapy

Boyd Hegarty
Assistant Professor
Department of Recreation Management & Policy

Shameka Johnson
Assistant Professor
Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders
Howard University

BoRin Kim
Assistant Professor
Department of Social Work

Amol Kulkarni
Associate Professor
Pharmaceutical Sciences
Howard University

Kyndra Middleton
Associate Professor
Educational Psychology Program Coordinator/School of Education
Howard University

Diane Silva Pimentel
Assistant Professor
Department of Education

Eleanne Solorzano
Associate Professor
Department of Decision Sciences

Sean Tavares
Assistant Professor
Mechanical Engineering Technology
UNH Manchester

Harish Vashisth
Assistant Professor
Department of Chemical Engineering

Kang Wu
Assistant Professor
Department of Chemical Engineering

 

2014 Scholars

2014 writing academy group pic

Cristy Beemer
Assistant Professor
Department of English

Nadine Berenguier
Professor
Department of Languages, Literatures, & Cultures

Feixia Chu
Assistant Professor
Department of Molecular, Cellular, & Biomedical Sciences

Vanessa Druskat
Associate Professor
Department of Management

Nivedita Gupta
Associate Professor
Department of Chemical Engineering

Robin Hackett
Associate Professor
Department of English

Patricia Halpin
Assistant Professor
Division of Science and Technology/UNH Manchester

Lori Hopkins
Associate Professor
Department of Languages, Literatures, & Cultures

Soo Hyon Kim
Assistant Professor
Department of English

Yannis Korkolis
Assistant Professor
Mechanical Engineering

Alynna Lyon
Associate Professor
Department of Political Science

Dawn Meredith
Associate Professor
Department of Physics

David Plachetzki
Assistant Professor
Department of Molecular, Cellular, & Biomedical Sciences

Nicole Ruane
Lecturer
Department of Humanities

Vidya Sundar
Assistant Professor
Department of Occupational Therapy

Nathan Trauntvein
Assistant Professor
Department of Recreation Management & Policy

HaiYing Wang
Assistant Professor
Department of Mathematics & Statistics

Tom Weber
Assistant Professor
Department of Mechanical Engineering
Center for Coastal & Ocean Mapping

Barbara White
Associate Professor
Department of Occupational Therapy
Executive Director of Undergraduate Academic Programs

Reginald Wilburn
Associate Professor
Department of English

 

2013 Scholars

2013 writing academy group pic

Reagan Baughman
Associate Professor
Economics

Jessica Bolker
Associate Professor
Biological Sciences

Jade Lee
Assistant Professor
Education

Li-Jen Chen
Research Assistant Professor
Physics/Space Science Center

Leslie Couse
Associate Professor and Chair
Education

Tat Fu
Assistant Professor
Civil Engineering

Majid Ghayoomi
Assistant Professor
Civil Engineering

Margaret Greenslade
Assistant Professor
Chemistry

Lin Guo
Assistant Professor
Marketing

Michael Jonas
Assistant Professor
Computer Information Systems/UNHM

Nicholas Kirsch
Assistant Professor
Electrical & Computer Engineering

Marko Knezevic
Assistant Professor
Mechanical Engineering

Yaning Li
Assistant Professor
Mechanical Engineering

Courtney Marshall
Assistant Professor
English and Women's Studies Program

Bryan Ness
Former UNH Assistant Professor
Communication Sciences & Disorders

Rachel Trubowitz
Professor and Chair
English

Cynthia Winston
Professor
Psychology/Howard University

Martin Wosnik
Associate Professor
Mechanical Engineering

Qiaoyan Yu
Assistant Professor
Electrical & Computer Engineering

Alphabetical list of past Scholarly Coaches

Melissa Aikens
Scholarly Coach, UNH Writing Academy
Assistant Professor
Department of Biological Sciences

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

Cristy Beemer
Scholarly Coach, UNH Writing Academy
Associate Professor
Department of English

Debra Brucker
Scholarly Coach, UNH Writing Academy
Research Associate Professor
Institute on Disability

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

Julie Bryce
Scholarly Coach, UNH Writing Academy
Professor
Department of Earth Sciences

Orly Buchbinder
Scholarly Coach, UNH Writing Academy
Associate Professor
Department of Mathematics and Statistics

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

Feixia Chu
Scholarly Coach, UNH Writing Academy
Research Associate Professor
Institute on Disability

Ellen Cohn
Scholarly Coach, UNH Writing Academy
Professor
Department of Justice Studies and Psychology

Andrew Coppens
Scholarly Coach, UNH Writing Academy
Professor
Associate Department of Education

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

BoRin Kim
Scholarly Coach, UNH Writing Academy
Associate Professor
Department of Social Work

Nancy E. Kinner
Scholarly Coach, UNH Writing Academy
University Professor, Department of Civil Engineering
UNH Director, Coastal Response Research Center

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

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

Delia Konzent
Scholarly Coach, UNH Writing Academy
Professor
Department of Women's and Gender Studies

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

Dexter Lee
Associate Professor
Physiology/College of Medicine
Howard University

Thomas Lippmann
Scholarly Coach, UNH Writing Academy
Associate Professor
Department 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
Department of Political Science

Lisa MacFarlane
Scholarly Coach, UNH Writing Academy
Professor
Department of English

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

David Pillemer
Professor
Department of Psychology

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

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

Robert Ross
Scholarly Coach, UNH Writing Academy
Associate Professor
Department of Psychology

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

Sarah Sherman
Scholarly Coach, UNH Writing Academy
Professor Emerita
Department of English

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

Erin Sharp
Scholarly Coach, UNH Writing Academy
Associate Dean
College of Heath and Human Services

Michael Swack
Scholarly Coach, UNH Writing Academy
Research Professor
Department of Economics

Erik Swartz
Professor and Chair
Department of Kinesiology

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

May-Win Thein
Associate Professor
Department of Mechanical Engineering, Ocean Engineering

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

Nikhil Tomar
Scholarly Coach, UNH Writing Academy
Assistant Professor
Department of Occupational Therapy

Scott Weintraub
Scholarly Coach, UNH Writing Academy
Associate Professor
Department of Languages, Literatures, and Cultures

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

Julie E. Williams
Scholarly Coach, UNH Writing Academy
Senior Vice Provost
Engagement and Faculty Development

Testimonials

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!

Jill Thorson
Assistant Professor
Communication Sciences and Disorders
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."

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