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Sean Fenty

Director of the Writing Initiative

Writing Initiative

Background

Sean Fenty joined the Writing Initiative in 2012, serving first as a lecturer, then as Associate Director of First-Year Writing, and currently as the Interim Director of the program. He earned his MA (2002) and a PhD (2008) in English, with a focus on New Media Studies, at the University of Florida, and his BA in English and Religious Studies at the University of South Florida. Since 2000, he has taught a variety of writing courses at the University of Florida, City College of Gainesville, the University of Louisville, and Binghamton University. In addition to his administrative and teaching duties for the Writing Initiative, he is also the Writing Coordinator for the Educational Opportunity Program's intensive pre-freshmen summer program. He has presented and published on topics such as reading and writing in new media, hypertext, videogame narratives, and comics.

Education

  • BA, University of South Florida
  • MA, PhD, University of Florida

Research Interests

  • Writing Pedagogy
  • Comics Studies
  • Interactive Fiction
  • New Media Literacies