Diana Epelbaum is Assistant Professor of Academic Writing and Director of the Writing Program at Marymount Manhattan College. Her scholarship is interdisciplinary, bridging Writing and Rhetoric Studies, Early American Literature, and History of Science. Her current book project, a rhetorical genre study entitled Evolving the Genre of Empire: Women in the Natural History Tradition, 1600-1800, recovers seventeenth and eighteenth-century women naturalists who disrupted imperial modes of knowledge production in order to arrive at alternate visions of the Americas. She has given numerous talks within her research interests, and has published in the fields of education and American literature.
Before joining Marymount’s faculty, Dr. Epelbaum taught at several institutions, including the College of Staten Island, Bloomfield College, Miami-Dade College, and Florida International University. She is a reading specialist and educator trained in a balanced literacy approach, and has spent fifteen years in deep engagement—both in and out of the classroom—with best practices in writing, reading, and thinking pedagogies. In 2009, she was nominated by a student scholar and awarded The New York Times “Teachers Who Make a Difference Award,” for teaching excellence.
Director, Academic Writing Program
Assistant Professor of Academic Writing
Ph.D., English, The Graduate Center of the City University of New York (CUNY)
M.S., Literacy Education, Pace University
B.A., English and American Literature, New York University
“Pioneering Kate Chopin’s Feminism: Elizabeth Stoddard’s The Morgesons as Patchwork Precursor to The Awakening,” Kate Chopin in Context: New Approaches, Ed. Heather Ostman and Kate O’Donoghue. London: Palgrave MacMillan, 2015.
“John Dewey’s Imperfect Model: Reaction and Education,” South Atlantic Philosophy of Education Society Yearbook, 2009.
“Multiple Intelligence Assessments Give Insight Into Reading Comprehension Difficulties and Potential,” The International Journal of Learning 14.5 (2007): 243-252.
Diana Epelbaum’s research interests include pedagogy, writing studies, rhetorical genre studies, 18th and 19th century American literature and cultural history, women’s studies, cultures of Enlightenment science, and the history of science.
Writ 101: American Rhetorics, from Early Nationhood to Today
Writ 011: Writing Lab
Writ 102: Genres of Discovery
Writ 010: Effective Thinking
Mondays and Wednesdays 10:15-11:15am
& by appointment