Robyn Tierney, Online Writing Center Coordinator

Photo_Robyn TierneyDegree in progress: Ph.D. in Rhetoric and Professional Communication

Research interests: composition and rhetoric, affect theory and motivation in the writing classroom, transformative and radical pedagogies

Teaching philosophy: As a teacher and practitioner of composition, I see my work in the writing classroom as that of a facilitator who opens up conversations that allows students to see themselves as valuable contributors and active learners. My aim is not simply to teach writing as a subject, but to lead students to new insights within themselves that take on expressivist aims at the intersections of knowing and exploring. This philosophy informs my daily pedagogical practice and the activities I include in my lessons. I believe it is important to bring your energy to the classroom everyday while setting up a classroom dynamic where learning from each other becomes the norm, not the expectation.


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