Jennifer Cayer is a Clinical Associate Professor in the Expository Writing Program where she teaches courses in the Tisch School of the Arts, First-Year Seminars in the College of Arts & Sciences (Visuality & Literature; Artful Lives) and serves as a Writing in the Disciplines (WID) consultant. She received her Ph.D. in Comparative Literature and has taught courses on writing, interdisciplinary arts, 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 academic essays and creative nonfiction have been published in places including The Washington Post online, Theater Journal, The Journal of American Drama and Theatre, TDR: The Drama Review, Contrary Magazine, and Shondaland.com. She regularly writes about contemporary theater and performance art for Culturebot. As a WID Consultant, Jen has collaborated with faculty and students in the Psychology, Music, Art, Philosophy, Anthropology and English departments. Her writing practice across scholarly, literary and popular genres informs and inspires her teaching and consulting work; empowering students to develop the flexibility of mind and the rhetorical means to communicate across disciplinary expectations, audiences, and professional contexts.