Andrea Rosso Efthymiou is Assistant Professor of Writing Studies and Composition at Hofstra University, where she is also Director of the Writing Center. Prior to joining Hofstra, Andrea worked as the Associate Director of the Beren Writing Center at Stern College for Women of Yeshiva University.
Andrea defended her dissertation, titled “Voices from on High: Rhetorical Education in a Jewish Women’s Writing Center,” under the direction of Professor Jessica Yood, in the English Department at the Graduate Center of the City University of New York in January 2015. Andrea’s dissertation is the culmination of a qualitative study of the Beren Writing Center. Founded on research on institutional missions, Andrea’s scholarship is part of a larger agenda that studies how institutions develop rhetorical education and the effects of that education on tutors’ civic engagement.
Andrea recently co-authored “Writing Centers and Institutional Missions: Complicated Negotiations” with Lauren Fitzgerald. That chapter is forthcoming in Alignment and Innovation: Taking a Critical Look at Institutional Mission, edited by Joseph Janangelo for Parlor Press.