Writing Center Staff

Harriet Malinowitz, Director

Harriet Malinowitz has been a full-time member of the Brooklyn Campus’ English Department since 1992, and began directing the Writing Center in Fall 2009. She has also taught at other universities, including Hofstra, Syracuse, CUNY, the University of Massachusetts at Amherst (where she received her M.F.A. in fiction), and New York University (where she received her Ph.D.). She was the founding director of the Brooklyn Campus’s Women’s Studies Program (now known as Gender Studies), and she has taught writing and rhetoric at all levels (undergrad and grad). Her teaching and research areas of interest include creative nonfiction/the personal essay, media literacy, post-9/11 rhetorics, queer studies, women’s studies, the critical study of propaganda, and rhetorical issues related to creating freedom and justice for Palestine. She has published numerous articles, essays, and reviews; her book is Textual Orientations: Lesbian and Gay Students and the Making of Discourse Communities (Heinemann, 1995).

Lynn Hassan, Associate Director

Lynn Hassan began working as a tutor in the Writing Center in the spring of 1999. She began teaching in the Writing Program in 2003, and became the associate director of the Writing Center in the fall of 2008. She has a broad background in education, psychological practices, and the arts. Her formal education includes traditional and non-traditional forms of study. In addition to teaching writing and running the Writing Center, she is a visual artist with an M.F.A. degree from SUNY Albany.