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Andrea R. Efthymiou

Assistant Professor of Writing Studies and Rhetoric


Degrees

PHD, 2015, CUNY Gr Sch & Univ Cnt; MA, 2008, CUNY Gr Sch & Univ Cnt; BA, 1999, Univ Calif Los Angeles UCLA


Bio

Dr. Andrea Rosso Efthymiou is an Assistant Professor of Writing Studies & Rhetoric and Director of the Hofstra Writing Center. Dr. Efthymiou's chapter "The Medachtic Tutor: Jewish Discourse, Metaphor, and Undergraduate Tutors’ Sensemaking of Writing Center Work" is forthcoming in Sensemaking in Writing Programs and Writing Centers, published by Utah State University Press. She has collaborated with writing studies scholars on the chapters "Writing Centers and Institutional Missions: Complicated Negotiations" and "Beyond 'Cosmetic Surgery': An Action Plan for Institutional Support in Undergraduate Research in Writing Studies." Dr. Efthymiou's work has also appeared in Praxis: A Writing Center Journal and WLN: Journal of Writing Center Scholarship. Her research interests include assessing undergraduate tutor research, tutor education, and tutors' civic engagement.

Dr. Efthymiou regularly mentors tutors' research and accompanies tutors when they present at writing center conferences. Her students frequently publish their work in venues like Young Scholars in Writing: Undergraduate Research in Writing and Rhetoric and The Dangling Modifier. Dr. Efthymiou chaired the 2017 National Conference on Peer Tutoring in Writing (NCPTW) here at Hofstra University, which hosted approximately 400 attendees who had the chance to be audience to 136 presentations.


Teaching Interests

rhetorical education, first-year writing, writing center pedagogy, mentoring undergraduate research


Research Interests

writing program administration, writing centers, students' civic engagement, institutional mission, undergraduate research


Recent Courses Taught

Course Title Level
RHET 005 HISTORY OF RHETORIC Undergraduate
WSC 001 COMPOSITION Undergraduate
WSC 002 COMPOSITION Undergraduate
WSC 101 PRACTCM IN WRTNG CTR PEDAGOGY Undergraduate
WSC 119 (CC) WRITING AGAINST POWER Undergraduate
WSC 180Y EFCT STND ACDMC ENGL UNDGR WRT Undergraduate
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