Susanmarie Harrington, WID Director & Professor of English
Susanmarie joined the faculty at UVM in 2008. She directs the Writing in the Disciplines Program faculty development offerings, drawing on her prior experience as director of composition (1995-2006) and department chair (2006-2008) at Indiana University Purdue University Indianapolis. Her research interests explore how values about writing are enacted in curricula, program design, and assessment. Her publications include Basic Writing as a Political Act and The Outcomes Book: Debate and Consensus in the Wake of the Council of Writing Program Administrators' Outcomes Statement.
Holly Painter, WID Faculty Associate, Graduate Writing Center Interim Coordinator, and Lecturer of English
Holly (she/they) joined the faculty at UVM in 2016. She teaches in the English department and the Honors College, as well as in programs including the Liberal Arts in Prison Program, the Teacher-Advisor Program, the Liberal Arts Scholars Program, and the Arts & Creativity Learning Community. Holly holds an MFA in Creative Writing from the University of Canterbury in Christchurch, New Zealand and is the author of four collections of poetry.
English Department, Old Mill
Ingrid L. Nelson, WID Faculty Associate & Associate Professor of Geography
Ingrid joined the faculty at UVM in 2013. She is a feminist political ecologist and teaches in the Department of Geography and Geosciences, the Environmental Program and the Gender, Sexuality and Women's Studies Program. Her current research examines feminist understandings of digital natures in contexts ranging from smart agriculture, conservation, energy transitions, environmental justice, campus sustainability, and digital games such as No Man's Sky, Gris and Stardew Valley.
Department of Geography and Geosciences, Old Mill
April Christenson, Program Coordinator
April (she/her) was a small business owner and toddler/preschool teacher prior to joining WID in 2016. She holds a B.A. in Biology with a minor in English from the University of Vermont. April's role at WID includes event planning, office management, communications, and financial management. April is also the Program Coordinator for the UVM Writing Centers.
Noah Slowik, Graduate Research Assistant
Noah (he/him) is a second-year graduate student in the Master of Arts in English program. He is also a Graduate Writing Consultant for the Graduate Writing Center, and he completed his undergraduate at Lewis University in English and Secondary Education. Noah’s main research interest is science fiction, specifically analyzing how H.G. Wells developed strategies for creating worlds that represent more equitable versions of society. His hobbies outside of school include ergometric rowing, learning French, and hanging out with his cat, Gatsby.
302 Howe Memorial Library
Michael Tobin, Graduate Research Assistant
Michael (he/him) is in his second year of the Accelerated Master’s Program in History. As an undergraduate, Michael worked as a tutor in the Undergraduate Writing Center and spent a semester as a WID mentor. Currently, he is working on his master’s thesis that looks at masculinity, male intimacy, and same-sex desire in Vermont’s homosocial spaces between 1880 and 1940. Michael also enjoys cooking, football, card games, and a good magic trick.
302 Howe Memorial Library