I am an associate professor in English and Director of Writing Across the Curriculum in The Institute for Writing Studies at St. John's University. My interest in Wikipedia was sparked in a faculty development program at St. John's University funded by T3, a United States Department of Education Strengthening Institutions Title III grant.
I have co-authored a piece that grew from this work -- Wiki-hacking: Opening Up the Academy with Wikipedia.
What I'm Interested in Thinking About on Wikipedia
- Wikipedia as a site of co-authoring
- Wikipedia (which is not quite an encyclopedia) within the tradition of encyclopedia writing in the humanities
English 4994: Senior Seminar in Genres and Themes -- Spring 2009
The students in English 4994: Senior Seminar in Genres and Themes -- "The World Split Open: Contemporary Women Essayists" at St. John's University, New York will be contributing to Wikipedia pages related to the biographies and essays of: Joan Didion (Slouching Towards Bethlehem), Adrienne Rich (Arts of the Possible), Alice Walker (In Search of Our Mothers' Gardens), Maxine Hong Kingston (Woman Warrior: Memoirs of a Childhood Among Ghosts), June Jordan (Some of Us Did Not Die), Terry Tempest Williams (An Unspoken Hunger: Stories from the Field) and Arundhati Roy (War Talk).
This project is listed under School/University Projects here
Project Page: Wikipedia:School and university projects/English4994