Jeff Sommers

Assistant Professor, English West Chester University
Dept of English
700 S. High St
West Chester University
West Chester, PA 19383

Phone:513 310-2585

Background Information

Jeff Sommers is Professor Emeritus, English, Miami University, from which he retired in 2008, moving into his current position at West Chester University. Jeff earned his PhD at NYU (1980). He has authored or edited four books on writing instruction and assessment and numerous articles in journals such as College Composition and Communication, Inventio, TETYC, the Journal of Teaching Writing, and the Journal of Basic Writing. He lives in Philadelphia and is the proud father of two college professor sons (Assoc. Professor, Psychology at Tufts University; Assistant Professor, Health Policy, Harvard University), and one law-school bound son (U of Pennsylvania, Class of '11)and husband of one college professor (Professor, Nursing, U of Pennsylvania). And a happy granddad of two with number three due this spring.

Related Pedagogical Projects

-Carnegie Academy for the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning Fellow (2003-4)
-Editor, Teaching English in the Two-Year College (TETYC), a National Council of Teachers of English journal
-Founding director of the Center for Teaching and Learning at Miami University Middletown
Articles in progress or forthcoming focus on the uses of reflection in student writing, strategies for fostering independent learning in first-year writing courses, and the use of audio-visual response to student writing.