Associate Professor of English; Director, Northeastern Writing Programs
Fall 2016 office hours: Tue, 1:30-2:30; Fri, 12-1 or by appointment.
360 Huntington Avenue
Boston, MA 02115
- ENGL3376 Creative Nonfiction
- ENGL3381 Theory and Practice of Teaching Writing
- ENGL7392 Writing and Teaching of Writing
- ENGW1111 First-Year Writing
- ENGW3307 Advanced Writing for Science
- ENGW3315 Interdisciplinary Advanced Writing in the Technical Disciplines
- ENGW3315 Interdisciplinary Advanced Writing in the Disciplines
Resume / CV
Neal Lerner is an associate professor of English and director of the Writing Program at Northeastern. He has published on the history, theory, administration, and practice of teaching writing in classrooms, laboratories, and writing centers, and is a five-time recipient of the IWCA Outstanding Scholarship Award. His book The Idea of a Writing Laboratory won the 2011 NCTE David H. Russell Award for Distinguished Research in the Teaching of English. His is also the co-author with Mya Poe and Jennifer Craig of Learning to Communicate as a Scientist and Engineer: Case Studies from MIT, winner of the 2012 CCCC Advancement of Knowledge Award, and co-author with Paula Gillespie of The Longman Guide to Peer Tutoring, 2nd ed. With Beth Boquet, he was co-editor of Writing Center Journal from 2002-2008. His current project, with Michele Eodice and Anne Ellen Geller, is The Meaningful Writing Project: Learning, Writing, and Teaching in Higher Education (Utah State Univ. Press, 2016), a cross-institutional study of undergraduates’ most meaningful writing projects (see also http://meaningfulwritingproject.net).
- Lerner, Neal. “Remembering Roger Garrison: Composition Studies and the Star-Making Machine.” Ed. Bruce McComiskey. Microhistories of Composition. Logan, UT: Utah State U P, 2016. 218-37.
- Lerner, Neal. “Writing is a Way of Enacting Disciplinarity.” Naming What We Know. Eds. Linda Adler-Kassner and Elizabeth Wardle. Logan: Utah State U P, 2015. 40-41.
- Lerner, Neal. “The Unpromising Present of Writing Center Studies: Author and Citation Patterns in Writing Center Journal, 1980-2009.” Writing Center Journal 34.1 (2014): 67-102.
- Lerner, Neal, and Mya Poe. “Writing and Becoming a Scientist: A Longitudinal Qualitative Study of Three Science Undergraduates.” Applied Linguistics and Literacies for STEM: Founding Concepts, Methodologies and Research Projects. Eds. Mary Jane Curry and David I. Hanauer. Amsterdam: John Benjamins, 2014. 43-63.
- Lerner, Neal. “Writing Center Pedagogy.” Guide to Composition Pedagogies, 2nd ed. Eds. Gary Tate, Kurt Schick, Amy Rupiper Taggart, and Brooke Hessler. New York: Oxford U P, 2014. 301-316.
- The Idea of a Writing Laboratory (Southern Illinois U P, 2009)
- Learning to Communicate in Science and Engineering: Case Studies from MIT (with Mya Poe & Jennifer Craig, MIT Press, 2010)
- The Longman Guide to Peer Tutoring (with Paula Gillespie, Longman, 2007)
- “After ‘The Idea of a Writing Center.’” (with Elizabeth Boquet, College English, 2008)
- “Rejecting the Remedial Brand: The Rise and Fall of the Dartmouth Writing Clinic.” (College Composition and Communication, 2007)
- “Laboratory Lessons for Writing and Science.” (Written Communication, 2007)
- “Drawing to Learn Science: Legacies of Agassiz.” (Journal of Technical Writing and Communication, 2007)
Awards and Honors
- Conference on College Composition and Communication Award for best poster at the annual conference, “The Meaningful Writing Project: A Grounded Theory Approach to Identifying What’s Meaningful to Students and Faculty,” (with Anne Ellen Geller & Michele Eodice) 2015
- Conference on College Composition and Communication Writing Program Certificate of Excellence, (with Writing Program colleagues) 2014/15
- Conference on College Composition and Communication Award for Advancing Knowledge for Communicating in Science and Engineering: Case Studies from MIT, 2012
- National Council of Teachers of English David H. Russell Award for Outstanding Research for The Idea of a Writing Laboratory, 2011
- International Writing Centers Association Outstanding Scholarship Award for The Idea of a Writing Laboratory, 2009
- National Council of Teachers of English
- Conference on College Composition and Communication
- International Writing Centers Association
- Council of Writing Program Administrators