Lee, Anne Wojtaszek
Jandoli School of Communication
Co-editor, TAPinto Greater Olean
Associate Director, Francis E. Kelley Oxford Program
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- JMC 414 and 415. Journalists’ Workshop
- JMC/WS 482. Women, Minorities & the Media
- JMC 310. Feature Writing
- JMC 201 and 202. Reporter’s Narrative: Style/Craft
- JMC 110 and JMC 111. Professional Writing: Style/Craft
- ENG 101 and 102. Composition
- MSLIS (with distinction), Pratt Institute, 2009
- B.A. (cum laude), journalism, St. Bonaventure University, 1976
- Dorf Feature Service, independent bureau supplying content to The Star-Ledger, New Jersey’s largest newspaper; employed in various positions from December 1977 to December 2001; had been obituary editor, TV listings editor, What’s Doing editor, daytime staff manager/trainer, and from October 1989 through November 2001, founding and managing editor of In the Towns feature sections, supervising staff of a dozen writers plus correspondents and training college interns from three journalism programs at Rutgers University as well as recent graduates from various universities. Returned to Dorf part time in 2006 and 2007 to write special sections features for The Star-Ledger and to edit obituaries on Sundays.
- Mercer County Executive’s Office, February 2004 through March 2006; confidential aide to communications director, then acting communications director in New Jersey’s capital county.
- Mercer County Community College, West Windsor, New Jersey, fall 2000 through spring 2012; adjunct instructor of English composition, 2000-2011; Learning Center writing tutor, 2003-2011; mentor/scribe in DREAM program for intellectually disabled young adults, 2006-2011; reference librarian, 2009-2011; online tutor 2011-2012.
- University of Pittsburgh at Bradford, taught seven classes in English composition, fall 2014-fall 2015.
- Assistant Registrar, St. Bonaventure University, August 2012-June 2014.
- Fifty entries in the SAGE Glossary of the Social and Behavioral Sciences (2009).
I might best describe my teaching philosophy with a line from The King and I: “…by your students you’ll be taught.” That is not to say that I am indulgent — rather that I listen to my students’ comments and I read their work to determine whether they are learning and performing according to expectations.
If some tried-and-true method does not seem to be working, I reevaluate it, revise it or develop something that works better. Though I have my testy moments, by and large I tend to have a lot of patience and to make time for my students.
CURRENT RESEARCH INTERESTS/PROJECTS
I am working on a book about Sidney Dorfman, founder and longtime president of Dorf Feature Service, a newsman and entrepreneur well known for his writing abilities and for fostering the careers of many New Jersey writers.
ADDITIONAL BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION
I am the oldest of 12 children. I have been teaching and editing in one way or another my entire life.
PERSONAL INTERESTS/COMMUNITY INVOLVEMENT