Carleigh Brower

Carleigh Brower

Director, Andrew Bodenrader Center for Academic Writing and Composition
(914) 323-5259

About Me

As Director of the Center for Academic Writing and Composition, Carleigh Brower oversees academic support services in the Writing Center and Academic Resource Center as well as the curriculum for courses in rhetoric and composition, research, and critical thinking. As an instructor in the First Year Program, she teaches First-Year Writing and First-Year Seminar: American Gothic Literature and Film. She also teaches advanced composition courses and a writing pedagogy course for peer writing tutors.  

Previously, she worked with high school students in underserved communities in New York City as a college readiness advisor and instructor. Brower's research interests include supporting the needs of first-generation college students and students in transition, developing strategies for student engagement and academic success during the first year, assessing Writing Center effectiveness and fostering the role of peer writing tutors. She has presented at the International Writing Centers Association/National Conference on Peer Tutoring in Writing and has been published in The Writing Lab Newsletter. Most recently, in collaboration with Dr. Courtney Kelly, she has presented on promoting academic literacy through the use of digital technologies at the National Resource Center Conference on the First Year Experience, Penn Ethnography in Education Research Forum, and Literacy Research Association Conference.

Master of Fine Arts, Sarah Lawrence College
English, Bachelor of Arts, Fairfield University