Matthew Baddour, a 2014 English BA and Outstanding Co-Op Award winner, is featured in the Northeastern Magazine online in an article on “What Makes Co-Op Work?” Matt, who now has a full-time position at Stackdriver, the software company at which he did his third co-op, says that “Doing financial analysis is surprisingly similar to doing literary analysis….
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Doctoral Candidate Erin Frymire’s paper, “Legal Torture: A Dramatistic Analysis of the CIA’s Special Review: Counterterrorism and Interrogation Activities (September 2001-October 2003)” was named one of the Top Papers in the Communication and Law Division for the upcoming National Communication Association’s annual conference in Chicago.
We are happy to announce another position accepted by one of our 2014 doctorates. Tabitha Kenlon has accepted a three-year position as Assistant Professor in the Department of English at the American University in Dubai (http://www.aud.edu/). She will join Cory Grewell, Ph.D. ’08 (now teaching at Patrick Henry College in Purcellville, VA) in a growing roster of Northeastern alumni who have taught there. For more news about recent placements, click here.
Doctoral student Kristi Girdharry was selected as one of two recipients of Northeastern University’s Outstanding Graduate Teaching Award. Kristi was nominated by Professors Gallagher and Lerner and was honored by President Aoun at the Academic Honors Convocation on April 16, 2014.
The department congratulates Jenna Sciuto (Ph.D. expected 2014), who has accepted a tenure-track position at the Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts in North Adams, Massachusetts, and Danielle Skeehan (Ph.D 2013), who has accepted a tenure-track position at Oberlin College.
The department congratulates graduating senior Matt Baddour, winner of a 2014 Outstanding Co-Op award, which “recognizes the accomplishments of seniors who have had outstanding co-op experiences while at the University.” Matt, an English major with minors in Business and History, has held three co-ops: as an Editorial Assistant at the publishing company Aptara; in purchasing at Bose Corporation, the high-end sound systems company; and finally as a Support Analyst at a cloud-hosting start-up, Stackdriver, where his communications and problem-solving skills have earned him a post-graduation job. Matt was nominated for the award by English Department co-op coordinator Lisa Cantwell Doherty, who is always ready to help our majors move forward with their goals.
Congratulations to doctoral candidates and NULab for Texts, Maps and Networks graduate fellows Elizabeth Hopwood, Ben Doyle, Alicia Peaker, and Jim McGrath, whose posters have been accepted to the Digital Humanities 2014 Conference. Liz and Ben will present a poster session on the Early Caribbean Digital Archive, and Alicia and Jim will present a poster session on Our Marathon: The Boston Bombing Digital Archive. Digital Humanities is the annual international conference of the Alliance of Digital Humanities Organizations (ADHO), and will be held in Lausanne, Switzerland this July.
Congratulations to Professor Mya Poe, who, with Professor Asao Inoue (CSU Fresno) has received the CCCC Outstanding Book Award for 2014 in the Edited Collection category for their book Race and Writing Assessment. Professor Poe is working on a book entitled “The Consequences of Writing Assessment” about the effects of writing assessment on diverse students.
The Writing Program‘s partnership with 826 Boston, which supports a Writing Center at the John D. O’Bryant School of Mathematics and Science in Roxbury has received a gift from the Cabot Family Charitable Trust. Congratulations to Professors Chris Gallagher and Neal Lerner for their leadership in this community project.
Dr. Hanna Musiol (Ph.D. ’11) created an open access digital storytelling archive, The Immigrant Experience Initiative, at University of Massachusetts Boston.