Margot Soven, Ph.D.
Olney Hall 140
My two special areas of interest are twentieth-century American Literature and the teaching of writing. Most recently I have developed a course in turn-of-the century American women writers. I also look forward to teaching a new course in post-fifties American writers such as Wallace Stegner, Anne Tyler, Toni Morrison and Raymond Carver. In the English Department's Writing Program, I teach introductory and advanced writing courses and methods courses in the teaching of writing. I am also the Writing Fellows Program coordinator, and the director of the Core Curriculum.
- B.A., Brooklyn College
- M.A., DePaul University
- Ph.D., University of Pennsylvania
Other Professional Activity
My research has centered on new approaches for teaching writing and using writing as a teaching tool in all subject areas. My books include Teaching Writing in Middle and Secondary Schools, Writings From the Workplace (co-authored with Carolyn Boirasky), Writing Across the Curriculum: A Guide to Developing Programs (co-authored with Susan McLeod), and Write to Learn: A Guide to Writing Across the Curriculum.