Emily Nye

Emily Nye
Phone: (619) 260-7825
Office: Founders Hall 171D

Lecturer I

  • PhD, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor
  • MA, University of Colorado, Boulder
  • BA, Johns Hopkins University

Emily Nye has been a Humanities professor and writing instructor both near (San Diego State and National University), and far (University of Hawai’i-West O’ahu,  New Mexico Institute of Mining and Technology, and California State University-East Bay).

Nye has also administered Writing Centers and faculty development programs in New Mexico, California, Hawaii, and Oregon.

Scholarly Work

Nye has published articles on the healing powers of writing as well as intergenerational writing.  She has presented her research on innovation in writing center practice, online writing centers, and the effectiveness of online writing instruction.

Areas of Interest

Nye’s teaching focus is to guide students to read, write, and communicate with intelligent skepticism; to empower individuals to express themselves; and to think in ways that challenge their customary views.

Exploring creativity and innovation is at the heart of Nye’s English 121 class—especially as this inquiry applies to liberal arts students today.