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Syracuse University, College of Arts and Sciences

Timothy W. Gerken

Tim Gerkin portrait

Associate Teaching Professor

Writing Studies, Rhetoric, and Composition

214 HB Crouse Hall

315.443.9315

twgerken@syr.edu


Research Interests

Current research is focused on metaphor and identity. Recent publication: “Repo Fem,” essay in Antagonizing White Feminism: Women’s Studies, Feminism, Gender Identity and the Academy (an edited collection), Lexington Books, December 2019.

Previous Positions

  • September 2006 to present Professor of Humanities SUNY Morrisville - Teaching composition, education, and literature courses.
  • September 2004 to July 2006 Instructor John Jay College CUNY - Taught courses in composition and basic skills.
  • September 1999 to June 2004 Adjunct Lecturer John Jay College CUNY - Taught courses in composition and basic skills.
  • July 1999 to 2003 Adjunct Lecturer Fordham University Graduate School of Education - Taught graduate courses in curriculum studies; reading and writing across the curriculum; reading and writing in the language arts; philosophy, history and multicultural foundations of education.
  • August 2001 Certified Facilitator Generating Expectations for Student Achievement: An Equitable Approach to Academic Excellence.
  • Summer 2001 Co-Director 30th Annual Summer Literacy Institute Fordham University Graduate School of Education - Coordinated registration, advertising, guest speakers, and organized daily presentations and activities.
  • September 1993 to June 1998 Adjunct Lecturer Medgar Evers College CUNY – Taught courses in composition and basic skills.
  • September 1996 to June 1997 Creative Writing Coordinator Knowledge is Power Program (KIPP school) P.S. 156 Elementary School Bronx, New York – Taught poetry writing to fourth and fifth graders.
  • September 1992 to May 1995 Adjunct Lecturer Brooklyn College CUNY - Taught courses in composition and basic skills; reader of CUNY WAT assessment test.

Education

  • PhD Education, Language, Literacy, and Learning 2006 Dissertation: Adrift of(f) Course: An Exploration of Metaphor, Methodology, and Writing Research Fordham University New York, New York
  • MFA Poetry Writing 1994 Brooklyn College Brooklyn, New York
  • MS English 1994 Secondary School Certification 1989 Southern Connecticut State University New Haven, Connecticut
  • BS Personnel Management 1984 Clarion University of Pennsylvania Clarion, Pennsylvania