Professor in the Department of English @ Purdue University Northwest
Carolyn Boiarsky is a Professor in the Department of English at Purdue University Northwest in Hammond, Indiana. Associated with the National Writing Project since 1978, she is presently the Director of the Northwest Indiana Writing Project, and was the founder of the Southeast Center for the Teaching of Writing at Georgia State University from 1978-81. She has authored two books related to education, Academic Literacy in the English Classroom and The Art of Workplace English, both published by Boynton Cook Heinemann. Her chapter, “Technical and Political Literacy,” appeared in the book, Expanding Literacies: English Teaching and the New Workplace, which won an NCTE award. Dr. Boiarsky has made numerous presentations at the annual conferences of NCTE and was invited to present at the Engineering Education Conference in Sheffield, England. After receiving her Ph.D. in English Education from Georgia State University in 1984, she began teaching at Sissonville High School in West Virginia and served as the coordinator of the Education Task Force for the 1970 White House Conference on Youth.