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 & 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
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.
Hannah Kirkpatrick, Graduate Research Assistant
Hannah (she/her) is a second-year graduate student in the Accelerated Master’s Program in History. As an undergraduate, she gained research experience working with the Fleming Museum of Art and the Center for Research on Vermont, as well as producing digital media for the Vermont Historical Society. She has written most recently on gender expression in fashion and has a special interest in historiography and the language we use to talk about history. When she’s not researching, you can find Hannah backcountry skiing, baking pies, and petting cats.
Noah Slowik, Graduate Research Assistant
Noah (he/him) is a first-year graduate student in the Master of Arts in English program. He completed his undergraduate at Lewis University in English and Secondary Education where he also tutored in the Writing Center as a Graduate Writing Specialist for two years. 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 running, learning French, and hanging out with his cat, Gatsby.