Nate Mickelson is Clinical Associate Professor and Director of Faculty Development in the Expository Writing Program. He earned a B.A. in English from Yale University, an M.A. in English from Hunter College, CUNY, and a Ph.D. in English from The Graduate Center, CUNY.
Mickelson’s research and teaching interests include American poetry and poetics, hermeneutics/interpretation theory, writing studies, and the relationships between creativity, literacy, and everyday life. His book City Poems and American Urban Crisis, 1945 – Present (Bloomsbury 2018) argues that approaching poetry as a mode of analysis and critique can enhance our attempts to produce more just and equitable urban futures. Mickelson edited Writing as a Way of Staying Human in a Time that Isn’t (Vernon Press 2018), a collection of essays that describes how writing nurtures vulnerability, compassion, and empathy among students and instructors alike. His scholarship has been published in Learning Communities Research & Practice, Transformative Dialogues, The Journal of College Literacy and Learning, and The Journal of Urban Cultural Studies. He is Vice Chair of the Assembly for Expanded Perspectives on Learning, a standing group of CCCC and NCTE.
Prior to joining NYU, Mickelson was a founding faculty member at Stella and Charles Guttman Community College, CUNY. At Guttman, he led integrative learning communities, learning outcomes assessment, and faculty development programs. He was recognized as Faculty Fellow for Excellence in Teaching and received the Provost’s Award for Faculty Mentorship.