First Year Writing Program

The First Year Writing Program (FYWP) is comprised of a core group of faculty within the English Department who teach and provide service in the form of academic programming to students in the first year. It is the only university-wide, academic, first-year initiative of its kind at UMass Lowell. Learn More.

Meet Our Faculty

Alison Harriman, M.A.Visiting Instructor, EnglishComposition and Literature
Robin Mangino, Ph.D.Lecturer, EnglishComposition and Literature
Mary Gormley, Ph.D.Lecturer, EnglishRhetoric & Composition
Kevin Petersen, Ph.D.Lecturer, EnglishComposition and Literature; Renaissance Literature
Dina Bozicas, M.A.Lecturer, EnglishThe horror genre, film studies, composition and rhetoric
Tracy Michaels, MAVisiting Instructor, EnglishComposition and Literature
Shelli DeMarkles, M.A.Visiting Instructor, EnglishComposition and Literature
Ashlie Sponenberg, Ph.D.Lecturer, EnglishComposition Pedagogy, Information Literacy, British Modernism, Cinema Studies, & Cultural Studies
Jelena Runić, Ph.D.Lecturer, EnglishLinguistics & ESL
Milena Gueorguieva, Ph.D.Lecturer, EnglishESL Exposition, the Research Process, Linguistic Analysis, Gender & Nineteenth Century British Gothic Fiction, British Travel Literature & National Identity.
Matthew Hurwitz, Ph.D.Lecturer, First Year Writing Program, EnglishRhetoric/Composition, First-Year Writing, 19th, 20th, & 21st Century British Literature, Travel Writing, British Empire & National Identity