Dr. Anne Geller



Dr. Anne Geller


Professor and Director of Writing Across Communities, Institute for Writing Studies


Research Focus: student and faculty writers, writing centers, writing across the curriculum and writing in the disciplines, writing program administration, and co-authorship.





Anne Ellen Geller is Associate Professor of English, and she teaches undergraduate and graduate courses and advises doctoral students. She is also Director of Writing Across the Curriculum, Institute for Writing Studies. The St. John’s University Writing Center and Writing Across the Curriculum Program were awarded a 2013-2014 CCCC Writing Program Certificate of Excellence.

Anne is co-author of The Everyday Writing Center: A Community of Practice (Utah State University Press, 2007) and co-editor of Working With Faculty Writers (Utah State University Press, 2013). She has also published articles and book chapters focusing on writing centers, writing across the curriculum, support for faculty and student writers, and co-authorship. Her scholarship has been recognized with the International Writing Centers Association Outstanding Scholarship Award in 2005 and 2014.

Anne was awarded a 2010-2011 CCCC Research Initiative Grant for the Meaningful Writing Project (www.meaningfulwritingproject.net), a study in which she and her co-researchers — Michele Eodice and Neal Lerner — are working with undergraduate research teams to explore just over 700 students’ experiences writing across the curriculum at St. John’s University, the University of Oklahoma and Northeastern University. This study will be reported in The Meaningful Writing Project: Learning, Teaching, and Writing in Higher Education (under advance contract with Utah State University Press). The project was also awarded the Chair’s Award for Best Overall Poster at the 2015 Conference on College Composition and Communication.

Anne is also currently 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 using archival materials and interviews to trace 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, two and four year colleges and universities across the country.

To read about her work: http://stjohns.academia.edu/AnneEllenGeller