Contact Us

Registration Inquiries

English Department Office / ext: 617-373-4540

For general inquiries about registration and waitlists for an ENGW writing course, contact the English Department by email, phone, or in-person at 405 Lake Hall.

Writing Program Administration

Mya Poe, Ph.D.

Director of the Writing Program

Mya Poe is Associate Professor of English and Director of the Writing Program. Contact Mya with questions about Writing Program curriculum, assessment, research, transfer equivalencies, and other initiatives of the program.

Laurie Nardone, Ph.D.

Director of Advanced Writing in the Disciplines

As Director of Advanced Writing in the Disciplines (AWD), Laurie has the opportunity to work with students, faculty, and advisors in a number of ways. If you are a student, please contact Laurie if you want to learn about: the right AWD section for you; AWD sections for English Language Learners; AWD sections for service learning; AWD Program Goals, Policies, and Prerequisites

Kelly Garneau, Ph.D.

Director of First-Year Writing

Kelly is the Director of First-Year Writing. Kelly has been a teacher of First-Year Writing for many years, and particularly enjoys seeing students develop confidence in their own voice and identity as writers. You might want to contact Kelly if: you would like more information on our ENGW 1000-level course offerings; you have questions about the Guided Self-Placement process; you are interested in Service Learning opportunities; you have questions about program policies and goals. For questions about transfer credit, please consult he tUniversity’s guidelines at Transfer Credit Policies and speak to your advisor. If questions remain, please contact the Director of the Writing Program, Prof. Mya Poe, at

Neal Lerner, Ed.D.

Director of the Writing Center

Neal Lerner is Professor of English and Director of the Writing Center.

Alison Stephens

Multilingual Writing Support Specialist

Alison Stephens is a Multilingual Writing Support Specialist in the Writing Program and Writing Center. She also coordinates graduate student support at the Writing Center and is the website administrator for the Writing Program. You can contact Alison with questions about instructional resources for multilingual writers, thesis/dissertation consultations at the Writing Center, and web-related content.