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Anne Ellen Geller

Director of Writing Across the Curriculum

Anne Ellen Geller is Associate Professor, English and Director of Writing Across the Curriculum, Institute for Writing Studies. Her research focuses on student and faculty writers, writing centers, writing across the curriculum and writing in the disciplines, writing program administration, and co-authorship.

She is co-author (with Michele Eodice, Frankie Condon, Meg Carroll and Elizabeth Boquet) ofThe Everyday Writing Center: A Community of Practice (Utah State University Press, 2007) and numerous other chapters and articles.

Currently Anne is researching and writing When Johnny Couldn’t Write: What Came of the National Endowment for the Humanities Grants for Writing, 1973 -1987, a book project in which she is tracing the impact of the millions of dollars the National Endowment for the Humanities devoted to seminars for teachers of writing and to the development of writing programs at large and small, public and private colleges and universities across the country. In 2011 she presented portions of this project at the MLA, Writing Research Across Borders and CCCC conferences, and this research is supported by a 2011 Council of Writing Program Administrators Research Grant.

Anne is also co-editing (with Michele Eodice) Working With Faculty Writers, a collection that argues for adeeper understanding of faculty needs in the areas of writing and publication and addresses a variety of concerns in higher education, from tenure issues and retention of faculty to the relationship between scholarly writing and teaching to the development of cross-disciplinary and interdisicplinary research collaborations.

She was awarded a 2010-2011 CCCC Research Initiative Grant (with Michele Eodice and Neal Lerner) for a project entitled “Seniors Reflect on Their Meaningful Writing Experiences: A Cross-Institutional Study.” With this funding Geller, Eodice and Lerner will be working with undergraduate research teams to explore students’ experiences writing across the curriculum and across communities at St. John’s University, the University of Oklahoma and Northeastern University.

Anne is 2011-2012 Chair of the Northeast Writing Across the Curriculum Consortium (the only regional writing across the curriculum organization in the US), a member of the Board of Consultants of the International Writing Across the Curriculum Network, and one of the twenty-five founding faculty members of the National Writing Across Communities Consortium.

To read more about Anne’s research and teaching, the St. John’s WAC Faculty Fellows/Writing Fellows Program (2009, 2010) and the Summer Faculty Writing Institutes in Rome (2007, 2008) and Paris (2011), see: and