Faculty Bio

Carole Center, Ph.D.Director of the Writing Program; Associate Professor of English Office: Winslow Academic Center
Tel: 617-243-2049
Email: cacenter@lasell.edu

Department: Humanities

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."

Student Profile

Katie RathbunResort and Casino Management, Class of 2016"I wanted a small school with small class sizes where the teacher knew my name."  

News Highlight

State Board of Higher Education Approves New Master’s Degree in Criminal Justice  Wednesday, December 17, 2014The Massachusetts Board of Higher Education has approved a new Master’s degree in Criminal Justice at Lasell that will offer students multiple concentrations in Emergency Management, Homeland Security, Violence Prevention and Advocacy as well as a flexible Criminal Justice option. The online program launches in Fall 2015.

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Colored Girls Hustle  Wednesday, October 29, 2014Yamawaki Auditorium