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Jeff Sommers

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Main Hall Room 532
720 S. High Street
West Chester, PA 19383

Office Hours: Mon-Fri: 8:00am-4:30pm
Summer Hours: Mon-Fri: 8:00am-4:00pm

Phone: 610-436-2822

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Jeff Sommers

Professor; Editor, TETYC: Teaching English in the Two-Year College
Main Hall 516


  • Ph.D., New York University


  • Composition and Rhetoric
  • Writing Assessment
  • Professional Journal Editing
  • Pedagogy

Honors and Awards

  • 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.

Selected Publications

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

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

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

The Writer's Options: Lessons in Style and Arrangement (8th Edition). New York: Longman, 2007. Co-authored and co-edited with Max Morenberg.

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

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

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