Stacey SheriffDr. Stacey Sheriff Dr. Sheriff holds a Ph.D. in English, specializing in Rhetoric & Composition, from The Pennsylvania State University. She is Director of the Writing Department 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 was also the primary investigator for a recent Davis Foundation grant to support multilingual writing and a Writing-Enriched Curriculum initiative.

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.

Elisabeth Fairfield (formerly 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.
Dr. Ghada Gherwash
Dr. Ghada Gherwash,
Multilingual Writing Specialist and Interim Director of the Farnham Writers' Center, 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.
Chaoran Wang Dr. Chaoran Wang is a Multilingual Writing Specialist & Assistant Professor of Writing at Colby. She holds a Ph.D. in Literacy, Culture, & Language Education from Indiana University. She has a teaching background in multilingual writing, communication, and reading. Her research interests include second language writing, technology-enhanced language learning, and teacher professional development. Recent or forthcoming publications include articles in Language Teaching and Journal of Global Literacies, Technologies, and Emerging Pedagogies and book chapters in Research Methods in Language Teaching and Learning and Transformative Teaching Around the World. She was a recipient of the OER Research Fellowship by the Open Education Group and the DDG Grant by the International Research Foundation for English Language Education.