Faculty A-E

The Expository Writing Program is staffed by full-time, non-tenure-track lecturers on continuing appointment. Faculty include poets, fiction writers, playwrights, theater artists, and journalists, as well as scholars in the arts, humanities, and social sciences. If you are interested in teaching opportunities with the Expository Writing Program, please see our Employment page.

Linell Ajello

Language Lecturer

Linell Ajello received her Ph.D. in Theatre from the Graduate Center at the City University of New York. Her research focuses on efforts to foster democracy by supporting greater political inclusion. She has published in academic journals—The International Journal of Cultural Studies, Constellations: An International Journal of Critical and Democratic Theory—as well as in City Limits, a NYC investigative news website. Previously, Linell held a Mellon Fellowship at Tulane University. 

Nuar Alsadir

Language Lecturer

Nuar Alsadir is the author of More Shadow Than Bird (Salt Publishing, 2012). Her poems and essays have been published in the Kenyon Review, Ploughshares, Grand Street, Slate, the Awl, the NYT Magazine, Callaloo, and others. She has received fellowships from Yaddo, The MacDowell Colony, The Fine Arts Center in Provincetown, The Norman Mailer Center, and Ledig House. She earned her BA from Amherst College, and her MA in creative writing and PhD in English literature from NYU. 

Victoria Anderson

Senior Language Lecturer

Victoria Anderson holds a BFA in dance from The Juilliard School, an MFA in dance from the University of Washington, and an MA and Ph.D. in Performance Studies from NYU. Her current interests lay in developing pedagogy for students in dance studies and expository writing that values close reading, critical thinking, and reflection. Her work has been published in TDR, Movement Research Journal, and the anthology Planes of Composition: Dance, Theory, and the Global.  

Lane Anderson

Senior Language Lecturer

Lane Anderson is a language lecturer in the Expository Writing Program at NYU. She holds an MFA in nonfiction from Columbia University. Her research and writing interests focus on reporting on issues of poverty and social justice. Before coming to NYU, she taught writing at Columbia University and Yeshiva University. She has also been a full-time and freelance journalist for various media outlets.

Sam Beebe

Senior Language Lecturer

Sam Beebe has been teaching at NYU since 2009. He writes fiction and non-fiction, and his work has recently been published in The Two Cities Review, The Miami Rail, and The Modern Spectator. He was a finalist for the 2014 Disquiet Literary Contest. Sam holds a BA in Studio Art from Vassar College and an MFA in Creative Writing from NYU, where he was a recipient of the New York Times Fellowship for Creative Writing. He is finishing up his first book.

Kimberly Bernhardt

Senior Language Lecturer

Kimberly Bernhardt is a Senior Language Lecturer teaching Writing the Essay and International Writing Workshop I and II. She received her PhD in literature from Rutgers University. Her research interests include modern and contemporary poetry, literary theory, and composition. For the last three years, she has served as a Faculty Affiliate, working with residents in the Outdoor Community and Serve the City. She has also taught at Rutgers, Western Washington, and Montclair State University.

Olivia Birdsall

Senior Language Lecturer

Olivia Birdsall is a Senior Language Lecturer in the Expository Writing Program. Her first novel won the Delacorte Press Prize for young adult fiction, and her short fiction and essays have been published in Teachers & Writers Magazine and Painted Bride Quarterly. She is currently at work on a second novel and book of essays.

Taylor Black

Language Lecturer

Taylor Black received his Ph.D. in American Studies from Rutgers University, and has taught courses in American literature, feminist theory, and queer studies at Rutgers and Hunter College. His academic specialties include 20th century literature, American studies, the history of sexuality, Southern studies, rhetoric and aesthetics, autobiography, the gothic and grotesque, and assemblage theory. He is currently working on his book project, Time Out of Mind: Style and the Art of Becoming.

Mark Braley

Senior Language Lecturer

Mark Braley is a Senior Language Lecturer in the Expository Writing Program and serves as the Writing Affiliate for Hayden Hall at New York University. His publications include essays on W. E. B. DuBois and Wallace Stegner. A former Air Force officer and United States Air Force Academy English instructor, he’s interested in American literature and the literature of war.

Katherine Brideau

Post-Doctoral Language Lecturer

Kate Brideau is a Language Lecturer, Instructor in the Department of Media, Culture, and Communication, and non-fiction editor. Her interests include design, visual culture, media theory, and the history of maths and sciences. She holds a PhD from NYU, and has taught courses on communication, print and typography, advertising, Marxism, queer theory, and time. She has been published in the Journal of Visual Culture, and is currently writing a book on typography and the epistemology of design.

Bruce Bromley

Senior Language Lecturer

Bruce Bromley is senior lecturer in expository writing and the winner of the 2006 Golden Dozen Award for teaching excellence. His work has appeared in Out Magazine, Environmental Philosophy, Fogged Clarity, The Nervous Breakdown, and in the Journal of Speculative Philosophy, among other journals. His book, Making Figures, was published by Dalkey Archive Press in 2014. He has performed his poetry and music throughout Europe and the US.

Ali Bujnowski

Language Lecturer

Ali Bujnowski has been teaching in the Expository Writing Program since 2012. She is a fiction writer whose work has appeared in BOMB and Narrative magazines. She is currently at work on her first novel.

Stephen Butler

Language Lecturer

Stephen Butler is a Lecturer in the Expository Writing program at New York University. He has also taught composition, literature and the humanities at Iona College and Kean University. He holds degrees from Iona, the City College of New York and Drew University. His work has appeared in New York Irish History, the journal of the New York Irish History Roundtable.

Nicole Callihan

Senior Language Lecturer

Nicole Callihan’s work has appeared in, among others, The L Magazine, PANK, Forklift, Ohio, Painted Bride Quarterly and as a Poem-a-Day selection from the Academy of American Poets. Her books include SuperLoop, a collection of poems published by Sock Monkey Press in early 2014, and A Study in Spring, a chapbook which she co-wrote with Zoe Ryder White that is forthcoming from Rabbit Catastrophe Press. Her latest chapbook, The Deeply Flawed Human, will be released by Deadly Chaps in Spring 2016.

Anthony Carelli

Senior Language Lecturer

Anthony Carelli is a Language Lecturer in the Expository Writing Program. Recipient of both a Hodder Fellowship and a Whiting Writers’ Award, Anthony’s poems have appeared in various magazines including The New Yorker, AGNI online, The Paris Review online, Columbia, Memorious, and Commonweal. His first book, Carnations, was published in 2011 as part of the Princeton University Press Series of Contemporary Poets. He lives in Brooklyn with his wife.

Katherine Carlson

Language Lecturer

Katherine Carlson is a language lecturer in the Expository Writing Program at New York University, as well as a writer of fiction and short humor pieces. Her work has appeared in Cleaver, Vol. 1 Brooklyn, and the Hairpin, and explores the intersection of ambition and obligation. She has been awarded fellowships from the Virginia Center for the Creative Arts and the Woodstock Byrdcliffe Guild. She recently completed her first novel.

Jennifer Cayer

Senior Language Lecturer

Jennifer Cayer is a Senior Lecturer. She received her Ph.D. in comparative literature and has taught courses on literature, drama, and performance studies at Amherst College and UMASS. She was awarded a Copeland Fellowship on the Future of the Humanities and served as a Five College Women’s Studies Research Center Associate. Her work has been published in Theater Journal, The Journal of American Drama and Theatre, Brújula, E-Misférica, Hunter On-Line Theater Review, and TDR: The Drama Review.

Courtney Chatellier

Language Lecturer

Courtney Chatellier is a Ph.D. candidate in English at the CUNY Graduate Center. Her research interests include early American literature, women’s intellectual history, and the influence of French literature in the early United States.

Conor Creaney

Senior Language Lecturer

Conor Creaney is a Senior Lecturer at EWP. He received his PhD from NYU and MA from University College Dublin. His dissertation, "Paralytic Animation: The Life of the Frozen Body in Dickens and Victorian Visual Culture," explores how frozen bodies–effigies, statues, stuffed animals and others–operate in the novel and Victorian visual culture. He has also written on novelistic form and on contemporary Irish poetry, and is Director of NYU’s Study Abroad program at Trinity College Dublin.

David Cregar

Senior Language Lecturer

David Cregar is a Senior Language Lecturer in the Expository Writing Program. He came to NYU as a graduate student in Steinhardt’s English Education doctoral program, and as an instructor at EWP. His focus is on teaching the International writing courses, and he currently serves as a coordinator for those courses. For twenty summers, he also taught in the Educational Opportunity Fund Program at Montclair State U. (N.J.), where he earned his B.A. and M.A. in English and American Lit.

Michelle Dent

Senior Language Lecturer

Michelle Dent is a Senior Lecturer in the Expository Writing Program and Faculty Fellow in Residence at the Broome Residential College. She holds a PhD in Performance Studies (NYU), and her research interests are typically located at the intersections of the Arts & Humanities and the Social Sciences. Her work has been published in The Drama Review (TDR), Women & Performance, Streetnotes, Cambridge Scholars, Routledge, and MIT Press.

Doug Dibbern

Language Lecturer

Doug Dibbern has published on the Hollywood Left, Fritz Lang, and Howard Hawks, as well as contributing to journals such as Cineaste and The Daily Notebook at Mubi.com. His first book, Hollywood Riots: Violent Crowds and Progressive Politics in American Film, was published by I.B. Tauris in 2015. He is currently working on a new book that he refers to as a "counterfactual history of the cinema."

Stephen Donatelli

Clinical Associate Professor

Stephen Donatelli directs the Writing-in-the-Disciplines Program at NYU. Before coming to New York he taught writing, comparative literature and literary theory at Brown, Harvard, Cornell and Princeton. His interests include writing pedagogy, history of rhetoric, and modern European narrative since Flaubert.

Lorraine Doran

Senior Language Lecturer

Lorraine Doran is a Senior Language Lecturer in the Expository Writing Program. Her collection of poems, Phrasebook for the Pleiades, was published in 2013, and her poetry and essays have appeared in Gulf Coast, FIELD, Barn Owl Review, and American Poetry Journal.

Alph Edwards

Language Lecturer

Alph Edwards is a Language Lecturer at the NYU Polytechnic School of Engineering. His academic background is in German language/literature, and TESOL. His scholarly interests include modern and post-modern painting, photography and film. A songwriter and singer who interweaves voice, guitars and “found” instruments, his latest project is digitally recording and mixing twelve new songs for his album Invisible Man. His political-satirical song "F-4 Phantom" has been reissued by Smithsonian Folkways.

David Ellis

Senior Language Lecturer

David Ellis is a writer of short fiction, essays, poems, plays, and satires. He enjoys blending science with other disciplines and learning from the products of their unique combinations. He is currently the Faculty Writing Affiliate of Founders Hall.