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Catherine Savini

 Catherine Savini, Associate Professor

  Office: Bates Hall 018
  Phone: 413-572-8310




Catherine Savini is the director of the Reading and Writing Center and the Writing Across the Curriculum (WAC) coordinator. Her research interests include writing centers, WAC, composition and rhetoric, genre studies, ELL, and life narrative. As an instructor of writing, her goal is to teach students how to find problems and questions worth pursuing.

  • Ph.D. in American Literature, New York University, New York, 2006
  • B.A. in English, University of Massachusetts, Amherst, 1995
Courses Taught:
  • English 101 - Composition 1
  • English 102 - Composition 2
    • Food and American Culture
  • English 105 - Honors Composition
  • English 303 - Persuasive Communication
  • English 301 - Tutoring Writing
  • “An Alternative Approach to Bridging Disciplinary Divides.” The Writing Lab Newsletter 35.7-8. March/April 2011.
  • “Looking for Trouble: Developing Complex Problems and Posing Fruitful Questions.” Writing Spaces: Readings on Writing. Volume 2. Edited by Charles Lowe and Pavel Zemliansky. Anderson, South Carolina, Parlor Press. 2011.