Welcome to Disability Writes by Andrew Lucchesi

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.

Learning/Doing Blog

This blog features current projects, drafts-in-progress, personal musings, and self-published versions of conference presentations.

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Learning/Doing Blog

  • Oral exam reading lists and rationale [Draft] September 8, 2013
    List Descriptions and Rationale:  In my dissertation project, I intend to study the history of disability administration in the CUNY system, particularly in relation to cognitive disabilities like Learning Disabilities and ADHD. In addition to recovering important institutional history, I hope to conduct original research about the current state of disability administration, particularly now as CUNY ...
  • Here we go! September 1, 2013
    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 ...

Annotated Bibliography

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.

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