Ann E. Green, Ph.D.

Office: Merion Hall 133
Phone: (610) 660-1889


  • B.A., Sarah Lawrence College, 1990
  • M.A., Pennsylvania State University, 1994
  • Ph.D., State University of New York, Albany, 1998

Professional Experience

General Fields of Professional Interest

Rhetoric and Composition
Service learning
Feminist theory
Race, class, and gender
Writing and writing pedagogy
Creative nonfiction writing

Pedagogical Style

Collaborative and student-centered. Every course is a unique journey and evolves from the contributions of every member of the class. I ask students to read carefully, think critically, lead discussions, and engage in multiple drafts of writing. Students receive feedback from one another, propose and design projects, and revise, rethink, and reflect. From this process, wonderful writing can arise.

Many courses involve service-learning which means that I collaborate with the students in the course, the learners at the service site, and the staff of the Faith and Justice Institute to facilitate learning. In service-learning courses, we often explore issues of justice and injustice through our work at the service-learning site. 

Other Information

Member of the Gender Studies program and the Diversity commission. Participant in the SJU’s IDEPEL program, the Interdisciplinary Doctor of Education Program for Educational Leaders. Member of the National Council of Teachers of English, the Conference on College Composition and Communication, and the International Writing Center Assocation. Founding director of the SJU Writing Center (1998-2004).

Courses Taught

(many of these courses are taught with a service-learning component)

English 1011 Craft of Language

English 1021 Texts and Contexts

English 1031 World of Fiction

English 1211: Cultural Diversity

English 2141: Writing through Race, Class and Gender

English 2151: Literacy as a Social Practice

English 4005: The Practice of Writing


Selected Publications

"Guns, Language, and Beer: Hunting for a Working-Class Language in the Academy." In Calling Cards: Theory and Practice in Studies of Race, Gender, and Culture. Ed. by Jacqueline Jones Royster and Ann Marie Mann Simpkins. Forthcoming 2004, SUNY Press.

"An Experimental Ph.D. Program: Problems and Possibilities for Work at Small Colleges." with Alexander Reid. In Culture Shock and the Practice of the Profession. Ed. by Susan Romano and Virginia Anderson. Forthcoming Fall 2004, Hampton Press.

“The Writing Center and the Parallel Curriculum: Creative Writing and Service- Learning in the Writing Center.” Praxis: A Writing Center Journal. Volume 2.2 (Fall 2004):

"Difficult Stories: Service-Learning, Race, Class, and Whiteness." College Composition and Communication. 56.2. (2003): 276-301.

"'But You Aren't White': Racial Perceptions and Service-Learning." Michigan Journal of Community Service-Learning. 8.1 (2001): 18-26.

"My Uncle's Guns." [short story] Writing on the Edge, Fall/Winter 1998. 61-68. Reprinted in Teaching Developmental Writing: Background Readings. Boston: Bedford/St. Martin's, 2001 and 2004.

Faculty Expert Profile

  • Expertise: Working Class Writing, Writing Centers, Writing and Service-Learning, Intersection of Race Class Gender and Writing