Stacey SheriffDr. Stacey Sheriff holds a Ph.D. in English, specializing in Rhetoric & Composition, from The Pennsylvania State University. She is Director of the Writing Program and Assistant Professor of Writing at Colby College where she also teaches first-year writing and rhetoric. She also has a background in technical writing, histories of rhetoric, and new media. Her research interests include Writing Across the Curriculum (WAC), rhetorical theory and histories, and multilingual writing. She has published articles and reviews in Rhetorica, Rhetoric Society Quarterly, and Technical Writing Quarterly. Recent publications include chapters in the edited collections Writing Program Architecture: Thirty Cases for Reference and Research and The Internationalization of U.S. Writing Programs. Stacey is the primary investigator for a Davis Foundation grant to support multilingual writing and a Writing-Enriched Curriculum initiative.
Dr. Ghada Gherwash
Dr. Ghada Gherwash,
Multilingual Writing Specialist, holds a Ph.D. in Second Language Studies with a focus on Second Language Writing from Purdue University, and an M.A. in English Literature from Appalachian State University. She has taught mainstream and multilingual writing at the K-12 and college levels. She has also taught language and literature in translation. Her research interests are second language writing, intercultural communication, second language acquisition, qualitative research methods, translation, foreign/second language teaching, and language policy.

Dr. Paula Harrington
In addition to directing the Farnham Writers’ Center, Paula Harrington teaches writing, tutoring writing, and literature. She holds a Ph.D. in English from UC Davis, an MA in English from San Francisco State University, and a BA, magna cum laude, in English and Writing from Columbia University, where she was elected to Phi Beta Kappa. Before coming to Colby in 2008, she taught at Marymount College of Fordham University, the University of New England, and the University of California, Davis. She is a Fulbright Scholar whose research project at the University of Paris examined French stereotypes in the writings of Mark Twain. With Stacey Sheriff, she has contributed chapters to The Internationalization of U.S. Writing Programs and Writing Program Architecture. She is the author, with Ronald Jenn of the University of Lille, of Mark Twain & France: The Making of a New American Identity, and her articles have appeared in the minnesota review and the Mark Twain Annual. She is also a former journalist who wrote for the San Francisco Examiner, San Mateo Times Group, and Contra Costa Times Group. Her research interests include tutoring across identities, cultural stereotypes in writing, and Mark Twain studies.

Elisabeth F. Stokes, M.F.A
., studied at Smith College (A.B., English, and Philosophy) and the University of Massachusetts' Program for Poets and Writers (M.F.A.). She has been teaching at Colby since 2001. Her work has appeared in several national and international publications, including The New York Times, Salon, The Washington Post, Pacific Standard, Catapult, Upworthy, USA TODAY, and TIME, and has been widely anthologized. Her essay "Reaping What Rape Culture Sows: Live From the Killing Fields of Growing up Female in America" is included in the anthology Not That Bad: Dispatches from Rape Culture, edited by Roxane Gay, which debuted in May 2018 on the New York Times' Bestseller list. She lives in Mount Vernon, Maine with her husband and two daughters.

Dr. Elizabeth Ketner
has been teaching writing and literature courses at Colby since 2012.  Her courses are designed around her own experiences becoming a more effective writer: she knows that writers benefit from deep engagement with smart, interesting writing; she understands how important practice is to strengthening writing skills, and she sees every writing project as an opportunity to experiment with new approaches to the task at hand.  Her research on early modern poetry and prose has been published by the University of Illinois and Ashgate Press.

Meghan Hancock
, a Maine native, came to Colby and back to Maine after living "away" for 8 years. She holds a Ph.D. in Rhetoric and Composition from the University of Louisville and an MA in English from the University of Massachusetts Boston. She teaches a W1 course ("Writing About Writing") and an upper-level "Professional Writing" course for the Writing Program, and assists with Colby's Writing Enriched Curriculum Initiative. Her research interests are situated in Writing Studies, specifically how genres as social constructs shape the circulation of disciplinary writing knowledge, and how writing knowledge transfers from context to context.