Carole Center, Ph.D.Director of the Writing Program; Associate Professor of English
Office: Winslow Academic Center
Degrees: Ph.D., University of Rhode Island; M.A., Northeastern University; M.A., University of Massachusetts, Boston; B.A., Simmons College
Carole Center is a composition specialist whose interests center on rhetoric and the teaching of writing. She is particularly interested in investigating the best ways to teach college students to read critically and to write persuasively. In her scholarship on writing pedagogy, she has focused her work on the effects of race and gender on classroom interactions, contrasts in the rhetorical patterns of diverse cultures, and students' use of evidence from the texts they are reading. She has published articles in “Teaching English in the Two-Year College”, MELUS (Multi-Ethnic Literature of the United States), and Journal of Basic Writing. She participates in the College Composition and Communications Conference sponsored by the National Council for the Teaching of English and the Council of Writing Program Administrators.
Before coming to Lasell, Carole taught first-year writing at Northeastern University, UMass/Boston, Bunker Hill Community College, and Stonehill College.
What is your teaching philosophy for your Lasell courses?
"I believe that a good teacher is a reflective teacher, one who consults with colleagues, attends to the scholarship in her discipline, and pursues her own scholarship in order to read and write her way to new ideas."