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Loyola University Chicago

Department of English

Writing Instructors

Vicky Anderson

Title/s: Writing Program Director

Specialty Area: Pedagogy, Composition & Rhetoric, Contemporary American Poetry

Office #: Loyola Hall 212

Phone: 88466

E-mail: vanders@luc.edu

External Webpage: http://www.mvanderson.com/


Teaching Philosophy:

Students in my writing courses receive instruction in creative and critical thinking. They learn to use writing for both discovery and communication. Reflective writing exercises help them to grasp or construct concepts while more formal assignments communicate the knowledge they have come to possess. Students learn that good writing usually results from extensive revision, often with input from peer-reviewers. They learn the value of collaboration. Students learn the conventions of academic writing by examining written and visual texts and writing about the values and beliefs those texts reflect.


B.A. University of Texas
M.A. University of Texas
Ph.D., State University of New York at Binghamton.

Research Interests

Rhetoric and Composition; Contemporary American Poetry, Assessment, Placement, Writing Program Administration


2007 Illinois Arts Council Artist Fellowship Award of $7000.00 in Poetry


Recent Publications:

"Vorticity," MAMMOTH books, 2013


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