Department of English

West Chester University

Contact Info
Dr. Jen Bacon
532 Main Hall
West Chester, PA 19383

Jeff Sommers

  • Associate Professor of English
    Ph.D., New York University
  • Research Interests & Activities
    Composition and rhetoric, writing assessment, professional journal editing, pedagogy

  • Editor, Teaching English in the Two-Year College (TETYC), a National Council of Teachers in English (NCTE) journal.

  • Recent Publications
    "Response 2.0: Commentary on Student Writing for the New Millennium."  Journal of College Literacy and Learning 39 (2013): 21-37. Print. 

    "Response Rethought . . . Again: Exploring Recorded Comments and the Teacher-Student Bond."  Journal of Writing Assessment  5.1 (January 2012) (22 pp.)

    "Reflection Revisited: The Class Collage."  Journal of Basic Writing 30.1 (Spring 2011): 99-129. Print.

    Sommers, Jeff, and Max Morenberg.  The Writer's Options: Lessons in Style and Arrangement (8th Edition).  New York: Longman, 2007.

    Sommers, Jeff.  "Self-Designed Points: Turning Responsibility for Learning over to Students." Teaching English in the Two-Year College 38:4 (May 2011): 406-419.

    Sommers, Jeff.  "Gendered Behavior in Classroom Discussion: Constructing Knowledge through an Ethnographic Writing Assignment."  In Diversity in the Composition Classroom, Gwen Hale, Michael Mutschelknaus, and T.A. Holmes, eds. Atlanta: Fountainhead Press, 2010. 59-70.

  • Honors
    2013  West Chester University Nominee.  US Professors of the Year Award Program.  The Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching and Council for Advancement and Support of Education.

    2012 National Council of Teachers of English (NCTE)-Two-Year College English Association (TYCA) Nell Ann Pickett Award for Service.

  • Additional Publications, Grants, and Research Projects