Dr. Timothy Mayers

Associate Professor of English/Writing Studies

Dr. Timothy Mayers

Contact Information


Office: Hash 218
Phone: (717) 871-7296

Spring 2020

M: 11:00-1:00
W: 12:00-2:00
F: 11:00-12:00
Comments: other times by appointment


  • B.A. English, University of Scranton, 1988
  • B.A. Philosophy, University of Scranton, 1988
  • M.A. Creative Writing, Binghamton University, 1990
  • Ph.D. English (Rhetoric and Composition), University of Rhode Island, 1998


  • Composition Studies
  • Creative Writing
  • History, Curricula, and Institutional Structures of English Departments
  • Contemporary American Poetry & Poetic Theory

Community & Club Connections

  • APSCUF-Millersville Delegate to Lancaster United Labor Council

Passions & Distractions

  • My children, Connor and Anna
  • New York Rangers hockey
  • New York Giants football
  • Rush (the rock band, not the radio talk-show host)
  • Bad Religion (punk-rock band whose lyricist has a Ph.D. degree!)

Courses Taught

  • ENGL 311: Advanced Composition
  • ENGL 312: Technical Writing
  • ENGL 471: Creative Writing
  • ENGL 472: Writing Workshop
  • ENGL 651: Literary Criticism
  • ENGL 672: Seminar in Rhetoric and Composition

Sample Publications

  • (Re)Writing Craft: Composition, Creative Writing, and the Future of English Studies, University of Pittsburgh Press, 2005.
  • "Reading the Networks of Power: Re-Thinking 'Critical Thinking' in Computerized Classrooms" co-authored with Kevin Swafford, in Literacy Theory in the Age of the Internet, Columbia University Press, 1998.