About Andrew Lucchesi
I am a PhD student and college writing teacher, living and working in Harlem, New York. My research focuses on issues of diversity and inclusion in public colleges and universities. As a teacher, I specialize in using a mix of digital technology and responsive, student-centered practices to promote welcoming and engaging writing environments. As a researcher, I am investigating the history of disability access programs in public colleges and universities, from the earliest programs in the 1940s to the present.
I regularly present my research at national conventions, including the Modern Language Association, the Conference on College Compassion and Communication, and the Council of Writing Program Administrators. I also frequently give workshops for faculty across a range of disciplines on topics including writing-intensive assignment design, uses of digital technology in the classroom, and Universal Design for Learning.
You can find out more about my past education, professional achievements, and teaching experience by exploring the Academic Portfolio page.
This blog features current projects, drafts-in-progress, personal musings, and self-published versions of conference presentations.
- Inauspicious Beginnings: Five Ws and an H July 31, 2014 I hate first blog posts. I always feel pressure to get things started in just the right way: first posts should frame my project or my goals with foresight and ambition, should introduce myself in a voice that makes me sound fun and intelligent enough to keep your interest. First posts should be auspicious. This ...
- CWPA 2014 Presentation July 18, 2014 Administering Disability: Institutional Histories of Access and Accommodation Presented 18 July 2014 By Andrew Lucchesi, CUNY Graduate Center Please leave comments or email me at firstname.lastname@example.org with questions Follow me @AJLucchesi I will be presenting today about a research project I am currently undertaking to study the history of disability administration within the City University of New York system. In ...
This section contains semi-structured reviews of scholarly books and articles. It began as a study tool for my oral exams, but since I passed that hurdle in 2014, I have continued to use it to gather my thoughts on recent scholarship. Feel free to recommend books or articles for me to review via email or Twitter.
- I say, therefore I do: J. L. Austin’s How to Do Things with Words While I took great pleasure in reading Austin’s How to Do Things with Words, I am daunted by the task of summarizing and reflecting on it. Here I’ll try talking about what seems to me most important from Austin’s observations and what applications do I see for these theories for my work in composition. I was ...
- Ableism, Retrofits, and Impediments to Access in Academic Spaces: Yergeau et al., “Multimodality in Motion: Disability and Kairotic Spaces” This webtext brings together the work of eight scholars exploring various perspectives on multimodality as it and its relationship to ideas of disability . Much of the content was derived from a 2011 Computers and Writing panel featuring these authors, and throughout the piece C&W readers are identified as the primary audience. On the design of ...
- Here we go! I’m looking forward to spending the next nine months writing on this blog as I prepare for my second doctoral exam. I have been a frequent blogger throughout my adult life, but only recently have I begun trying to blog about my academic and professional interests. My plan is to write posts about each of the ...