Curriculum Vitae

Research Interests

  • Writing Studies & Assessment
  • Writing Across the Curriculum/Writing in the Disciplines
  • Research Methodologies
  • Undergraduate Research
  • Race, Ethnicity, and Gender Studies
  • Online Writing Instruction


Ph.D., Rhetoric and Composition, Northeastern University, Boston, MA

M.Litt., English Literature, University of Glasgow, Glasgow, Scotland

M.F.A., Creative Writing, Emerson College, Boston, MA

B.S., Environmental Science – Ecology, Unity College, Unity, ME

A.A., Graphic Arts, Weymouth Vocational Technical School, Weymouth, MA



International Writing Across the Curriculum Conference Scholarship, 2018

Conference on College Composition and Communication: Emergent Research/er Award, 2016.

Northeastern University, English Department: Graduate Essay Prize in Writing and Rhetoric, 2016.

American Council for Learned Societies: Language Grant for Albanian language study, 2006. (Declined offer due to change in country residency.)

Professional Development Grant: Emerson College Graduate Student Association, 2006.



“Increasing Access to Research Mentoring for Underrepresented Students: Virtual Research Training for Undergraduate Education (VIRTUE).” National Science Foundation, Improving Undergraduate STEM Education (IUSE). PI: Carpi, A. and Egger, A.E., John Jay College of Criminal Justice, CUNY. 2014. Unfunded.

“Expanding Opportunities in Biomedical Science at John Jay College.” U.S. Department of Education, Minority Science and Engineering Improvement Program (MSEIP) Grant. Total direct: $699,198. PI: Lents, N.H., & Carpi, A. John Jay College of Criminal Justice, CUNY. 2013.

“Creating Hispanic Scientists: A National Mentoring Network.” National Institutes of Health, Building Infrastructure Leading to Diversity (BUILD) Initiative Grant. PI: Carpi, A. and Lents, N.H., John Jay College of Criminal Justice, CUNY. 2013. Unfunded

“Creating Hispanic Scientists: A Model Science Articulation Program between Hispanic-Serving Institutions.” U.S Department of Education, HSI-STEM Program Grant.  Total direct: $3,834,728. PI: Carpi, A. and Lents, N.H., John Jay College of Criminal Justice, CUNY. 2011.

“Success through Engagement: Promoting undergraduate research and first-year experience toward increasing student persistence.”  U.S Department of Education, Title V Institutional Development Program Grant. Total direct: $2,082,806. PI: Carpi, A. and Szur, K., John Jay College of Criminal Justice, CUNY. 2010.

Student Technology Fee Advisory Committee Grant. Equipment and technology request. Total: $9,024. PI: Carpi, A., John Jay College of Criminal Justice, CUNY. 2010.

“A Program for Articulating Community College Students to B.S. Degrees in Science.”  U.S Department of Education, Title V Cooperative Grant (with Queensborough Community College).  PI: Carpi, A., Szur, K., Kobilinsky, L., McCullough, D., John Jay College of Criminal Justice, CUNY. 2006.


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Appointments and Relevant Experience

Assistant Professor of Writing (special appointment), Curry College, August 2018 – present

Associate Editor, Perspectives in Writing book series, The WAC Clearinghouse, May 2018 – present

Lecturer (Writing), Northeastern University, September 2015 – September 2018.

Assistant Editor, Research in the Teaching of English, Northeastern University, Boston, MA. July 2016 – December 2017.

Science Grants and Projects Administrator, Research Foundation of CUNY, New York, NY. December 2009 – May 2014.

Project Editor and Writer, self-employed/contract. June 1996 – May 2013.

Content Editor – K-12 STEM, The Princeton Review, New York NY. May 2006 – August 2007

Relevant Teaching Experience

Courses Taught:

Northeastern University, Writing Instructor, Department of English. September 2015 – September 2018.

  • ENGW 3307 – Advanced Writing in the Sciences (Face-to-Face and Online)
  • ENGW 1111 – First-Year Writing
  • ENGL 1410 – Introduction to Writing Studies (as teaching practicum)

Northeastern University, Writing Consultant/Snell Liaison, Writing Center. September 2014 – April 2015.

Emerson College, Writing Instructor. January 2005 – May 2006.

  • WP101 – Expository Writing
  • WP121 – Research Writing

Invited Lectures

Guest Lecturer, New York University – Tandon School of Engineering, Faculty workshop: What is “good writing”? April, 2018.

Guest Presenter, Curry College, “It’s not like you can just write whatever you want.”: Mentored writing as a means of facilitating skill in scientific writing, January 2018.

Guest Lecturer, John Jay College of Criminal Justice, Forensic Science Master’s Thesis Workshop, Introduction to Science Writing, October 2015.

Guest Lecturer, Northeastern University, Biotechnology Applications Laboratory, Abstract Writing and Scientific Prose, Spring 2015.

Guest Lecturer, John Jay College of Criminal Justice, Forensic Science Master’s Thesis Workshop, Introduction to Science Writing, September 2016.


Interim Chair, Research and Publications Committee, AWAC. June 2018 – present.

Association of Writing Across the Curriculum Organizing Committee. June 2017 – present

Writing Program Assessment Committee, Northeastern University. January 2016 – present

“Research in Action” Advisory Council, John Jay College of Criminal Justice.  May 2014 – present.

Professional Memberships

Conference on College Composition and Communication (CCCC)

National Council of Teachers of English (NCTE)

Council on Undergraduate Research (CUR)

Modern Language Association (MLA)

Rhetoric Society of America (RSA)

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