Nicole B. Wallack
Nicole B. Wallack, PhD, is the Director of Columbia University’s Undergraduate Writing Program in the Department of English and Comparative Literature, where she has worked since 2003. At Columbia, she teaches seminars on writing pedagogy, American literature and film, Creative Nonfiction, and undergraduate writing courses. Nicole has been an Associate of the Institute for Writing and Thinking since 1998. Nicole’s scholarship focuses on the history and aesthetics of the American essay, rhetoric and composition, teacher education, educational history, standardized testing, and knowledge transfer. Her articles include “Revealing Our Values: Reading Student Texts with Colleagues in High School and College,” which appears in *Teaching with Student Texts* (Utah State University Press, 2010). In this essay, she reports from surveys of high school and college teachers who have participated in the IWT’s workshops about their expectations for students’ academic writing. Her book, *Crafting Presence in American Essays*, offers theoretical and pedagogical arguments for rethinking the role of essay writing in high school and college in the age of the Common Core State Standards and the Framework for Success in Post-Secondary Writing. Nicole is the Vice President of the Council of Writing Program Administrator’s Metro Affiliate group, and sits on the Committee for Contingent Labor in the Profession for the Modern Language Association.