The Coordinator of the Thinking and Writing Program is Mark C. Long, professor of English and American Studies. For twenty-five years Mark has been dedicated to first-year writing: Before arriving at Keene State College (KSC) in 1998, he taught writing at the University of Washington (UW), where he served for one year as an assistant director of the UW writing center and, for three years, as assistant director of the UW writing program.
At KSC Mark has fostered an academic culture committed to writing. He was an active member of the interdisciplinary Writing Task Force that engaged the campus in conversations around the teaching of writing; he co-wrote a faculty development grant proposal and secured a multi-year external grant (with colleagues Phyllis Benay and Kirsti Sandy) to support the Calderwood Institute on Teaching Writing, a ten-year initiative that reached over eighty faculty from nearly every academic program at the College. Mark also served for two semesters as Interim ITW Coordinator and has been a member of the ITW subcommittee since its inception.
For questions about the Thinking and Writing course please email Mark C. Long or call 603.358.2695.