Dawnelle A. Jager | Writing Program | SUNY-ESF
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Dawnelle Jager

Dawnelle A. JagerInstructor

113 Moon Library
1 Forestry Dr.
Syracuse, New York 13210

Phone: (315) 470-6756

Email: dajager@esf.edu

Academic Interests

Writing Center Administration, Composition Curriculum Development, Teacher and Tutor Training, Technical and Workplace Writing, Creative Nonfiction in the Sciences, Environmental Issues and Literature

Publications and Presentations


·         "Invention Strategies for Difficult Writing Assignments," Onondaga Community College, Semester Workshop for the Writing Skills Center

·         "Working with Students with Learning Disabilities," Writing Program, Syracuse University, Fall 1993

·         "Authority and the Female Writing Instructor," at The Writing Skills Conference, Onondaga County Community College, Fall, 1994

·          "Peer Group Dynamics," Writing Program, Syracuse University, Spring, 1997 Conference

·          “Summary Strategies” and “Langston Hughes in the 205 Classroom,” Writing Program 1998

·         “Self-Discovery, Skill Development, and the Sustained Writing Project, CCCC Convention, 1999

·         “Beyond ‘One Size Fits All’ TA Training,” CCCC Convention, 2002

·         “The (Im)possibilities of Research in a Material World:  The Multi-Genre Collaborative Research Anthology,” CCCC Convention, 2003

·         “The Future of Eco-Compositon,” CCCC Convention, 2005

·         “Parting the State and Private Seas:  Survival of the Slickest,” CCCC Convention,2006

·         “Ecocriticism and Learning Communities,” CCCC Convention, 2006

·         “Learning a New Language for Progress:  Faculty “Speak” vs. Student Affairs “Speak”, Learning Communities Conference, October, 2006

  • “Writing and Discourse: What Are the Current Issues and Problems in Ecocomposition?”ASLE

Conference, June, 2007

  • "Science Studies and Ecocriticism," ASLE Conference, June 2007
  • "Ecomedia," ASLE Conference, June 2009
  • "Science and the Humanities," ASLE Conference, June 2009
  • "Writing, Living and Learning in Community," NCTE Conference, November 2009
  • Attendance at the National and International Writing Center Conference, November, 2010
  • “Environmental Justice Pedagogy,” Chair and Presenter, ASLE Conference, June, 2011
  •  “Directive, Non-Directive and Minimalist Tutoring Seminar for the Writing Center, Syracuse University, January, 2012
  • “Integrating Writing Center Pedagogy in the Classroom/Utilizing Teaching Strategies in the Writing Center.” Writing Program Writing Center Retreat, June, 2012
  • “Line Dancing: How Professional Tutors Can Promenade Between Roles of Teacher and Tutor,” International Writing Center Conference, November, 2012
  • “Changing Nature Migrations Energy Limits, ASLE Conference, June 2013




  • Conversations in Context Reviewed, Reflections, Writing Program, Syracuse University, Spring 2001
  • Unit 1 Assignment, WRT 105, Fall 2002
  • WRT 205 Shared Syllabus and Research Anthology Assignment, Spring 2002 and Spring 2003
  • How to Write for Writing Teachers, Vocabula Review, May, 2005.









  • Phi Lamda Theta National Honor Society
  • Chancellor’s Award for Public Service, Syracuse University
  • Syracuse University Writing Program Merit Award for Instructor, 2004
  • Syracuse University Writing Program Merit Award for Instructor, 2006
  • President’s Award for Community Service, College of Environmental Science and Forestry


  • Syracuse University, Syracuse, NY, MS, English Education
  • Youngstown State University, Youngstown, Ohio, B.A., English
  • Media Literacy and Popular Culture in Maymester, Syracuse University, 2001
  • Schooling and Diversity in MayMester, Syracuse University, 2004
  • Rhetoric and Composition Seminar, Michigan State University, May, 2008
  • International Writing Center Association Seminar, July, 2012
  • Teaching English as a Second Language Certificate, May, 2013

Professional Associations


  • Conference on College of Composition and Communication
  • New York State English Teachers
  • Association for the Study of Literature and the Environment   
  • National Education Association
  • Association for Environmental Studies and Sciences
  • College Board
  • International Writing Center Association
  • Association of Writing Programs