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Faculty Profiles

Faculty Profile
Ann Jurecic

Ann Jurecic
Associate Professor of English

Murray Hall | Room 007
College Avenue Campus
Phone: (848) 932-7371

On sabbatical, 2013-2014

"Whether I’m teaching a literature or writing course, I structure it around problems and controversies that are rich with questions for which there are no easy answers. I want students to encounter uncertainty, to become curious, and then to let that curiosity drive their learning. Students also write a lot in my classes because writing is such a good tool for transforming curiosity and confusion into clear ideas, interpretations, and arguments. It’s tremendously gratifying to help students recognize that writing is not just for recording what they already know or reporting someone else’s ideas, but for exploring the boundaries of what they can think or say."

Education Areas of Specialization
PhD, Princeton University
MAT, Brown University
BA, Bryn Mawr College

Literature and Medicine; Writing Studies; Contemporary Literature

Books

Jurecic Illness As A Narrative

Other Publications
      Undergraduate Courses Taught
        • College Writing and Research
        • Creative Nonfiction
        • Expository Writing
        • Literary Narratives of Illness
        • Literature and Medicine
        • Research in the Disciplines
        • Mind, Brain, and Narrative
          Other Information of Interest
          • Awarded a Presidential Fellowship for Teaching Excellence, 2012
          • "Prescribed Reading" by Ann Jurecic (Future Traditions Magazine, Issue 2)
          • "Hackensack High School" by Ann Jurecic (Future Traditions Magazine, Issue 2)
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