Jennifer Sears’s Profile

Faculty
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Jennifer Sears
Title
Assistant Professor
Department
English
Office Location
Namm 503
Bio

Jennifer Sears writes fiction and non-fiction. She won a 2018 Fellowship in Literature from the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) and a 2018 Fellowship in Fiction from the New York Foundation for the Arts (NYFA). Her work appears in Electric Literature’s Recommended Reading Series, Guernica, Witness, Fiction International, Scoundrel Time, and the New York Public Library’s “Simply E,” the Journal for the Center of Mennonite Writing and other publications. She has been a cowriter and coeditor for the Companion for the First Year at City Tech since its first edition.

She teaches first year composition, creative writing, and developmental writing in the English Department. She is a Faculty Leader for the First Year Learning Communities and has taught Learning Communities courses for many years.
For more information on her teaching and scholarly activity, please visit:
https://openlab.citytech.cuny.edu/jsears-portfolio/

Work Phone
718-260-5783
Email address

My Courses

ENG114-D200, CreativeWritingFA2019

ENG114-D200, CreativeWritingFA2019

This introductory course in creative writing includes exercises to identify and engage your creative voice, discussions of craft and technique, readings aimed to build critical reading and workshopping skills, and discussion of language and style.

ENG1101LC52-English Composition, FA2019

ENG1101LC52-English Composition, FA2019

This ENG1101 course introduces concepts of critical writing and thinking; introductory research methods; and strategies for constructing effective college level essays. As a First Year Learning Community, we will pair with MAT 0630 for “Don’t Worry: Be Happy,” which will include discussions and activities designed to better understand what happiness is and how we can achieve it.

ENG1141E205 Creative Writing FA2019

ENG1141E205 Creative Writing FA2019

This introductory course in creative writing includes exercises to identify and engage your creative voice, discussions of craft and technique, readings aimed to build critical reading and workshopping skills, and discussion of language and style.

ENG 1101-LC58 English Comp 1 Fall 2016

ENG 1101-LC58 English Comp 1 Fall 2016

This course introduces academic reading and college essay writing skills. Our Learning Communities material is themed Emotions 101: Learning to Navigate the Challenges of College and Life will offer readings, writing assignments, and a shared movie, enabling students to identify stresses in their own lives, recognize stresses they share with other students entering college, and collaboratively develop effective coping skills to address them.

ENG1101 LC62-English Composition

ENG1101 LC62-English Composition

This ENG1101 course introduces concepts of critical writing and thinking; introductory research methods; and strategies for constructing effective college level essays. As a First Year Learning Community, we will pair with MAT 0630 to explore the problem of procrastination and form plans for battling this common challenge.

My Projects

Office of the Provost

Office of the Provost

City Tech’s Source for Academic Affairs Information

FYLC – Faculty

FYLC – Faculty

This is a Working Space for Faculty who participate in First Learning Learning Communities. This site is a private website open to FYLC Faculty.

FYLC – First Year Learning Communities

FYLC – First Year Learning Communities

Welcome to the First Year Learning Communities Open Lab project page. If you are interested in joining the Reflective Writing Project or just learning more about events, resources and information related to the FYLCs at City Tech please request membership!

First-Year Writing Professional Development

First-Year Writing Professional Development

This project is for faculty participating in professional development for the First-Year Writing program at City Tech.

Exploratory Committee for English Degree

Exploratory Committee for English Degree

This is a private working group of the English department and its standing committee for exploring new curriculum and degree possibilities. Avatar Image Credit: Okefenokee Swamp (Jill Belli, personal photo)

My Clubs

New Faculty Orientation 2014-2015

New Faculty Orientation 2014-2015

This is a private group for new hires participating in the New Faculty Seminar series for the 2014-2015 academic year. The members of the group are composed of the seminar leaders as well as the faculty. This group will be used as the main communication site between all participants and facilitators and as a repository for the documents made available throughout the seminar series.