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Faculty and Staff Profiles

Mardi Jaskot

Tutoring Coordinator, The Writing Center Staff Developer, Poetry Outreach Adjunct Instructor, English Department

School/Division

Division of Humanities and the Arts

Department

Writing Center

Office

NAC NAC 3rd fl /Amsterdam Avenue Plaza

p: 212-650-8542

e: mjaskot@ccny.cuny.edu

  • Profile

    • Mardi Jaskot is a writer and educator who was born and raised in Hawaii, and earned her B.A. in Creative Writing from The University of Puget Sound in Washington. She received the Graduate Award for Children's Literature and an MFA in Creative Writing from CCNY in 2011. She has been teaching at CCNY since 2008.

    • Mardi Jaskot is the Tutoring Coordinator at The Writing Center. It offers tutoring, workshops, a computer lab, and other forms of academic support to all City College students. She began there as a tutor in 2010, and now assists the director in managing daily operations, including a staff of forty. She also develops The Workshop Series, and trains the workshop instructors. The Writing Center is a professional and welcoming environment supporting student success.

    • Mardi Jaskot is a staff developer for Poetry Outreach. Poetry Outreach is an organization that sends writers and teachers into public elementary, middle, and high schools to teach poetry and foster a love of language. In this capacity, she teaches poetry, recruits and trains poetry instructors, conducts seminars, and is an enthusiastic supporter of young poets.

  • Education

    • MFA, The City College of New York, 2011
    • NYS Teacher Certification, Brooklyn College, 2001
    • BA, The University of Puget Sound, 1991

     

  • Courses Taught

    • Literature and Psychoanalysis
    • Introduction to Creative Writing
    • Intermediate Creative Writing: Reading as Writers
    • Brazilian Film and Literature
    • Critical Reading and Writing
    • Modern African Society
    • Introduction to Creative Writing
    • Intermediate Creative Writing: Reading as Writers
    • Brazilian Film and Literature
    • Critical Reading and Writing
    • Modern African Society 
  • Research Interests

    • Teaching Writing as a Tool For Critical Thinking
    • Teaching  and Metacognition
    • Writing Centers and Student Success
    • The Arts and Humanities and Building Classroom Communities
    • Building Bridges Within Campus and Beyond Campus
    • Poetry in the Public School Classroom

     

  • Publications

    • Reading Series: CUNY Turnstyle, CCNY MFA Reading Series, Slideshow, Perch
    • Publications: SynApse, Poetry In Performance, Queer Conventions, Promethean

     

  • Additional Information

    • NCTE Annual Convention, Poetry Outreach and the Future of Poetry In The ELA Classroom, Boston, Fall 2013
    • Poetry Outreach Conference, Teaching Poetry, Teaching Literacy, The City College of New York, Summer 2013
    • The New Jersey College English Association, Poetry Outreach: Adding Value and Community To Your University, Seton Hall University, Spring 2013

     

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