An Interview With Eileen Schell
by Gloria McMillan
TAA) Would you like to supply a bit of biographical detail for this interview?
Anything that you think we should know about you?
I grew up in Eastern Washington state on a small farm near a small town. I attended public schools and public higher education. I waited tables while I put myself through college. I have taught reading and writing in higher education since 1987, and my career spans five institutions, including a community college, state universities, and a private university. I also teach off-campus here in Syracuse at a local retirement center (my oldest student is currently 90 years young). My most challenging teaching was as an adjunct at North Seattle Community College in the late eighties. My students were from all over the world and their writing abilities and English speaking abilities varied dramatically.
[Editor’s note: Today Dr. Schell is an Associate Professor of Writing and Rhetoric and the Director of Graduate Studies in Composition and Cultural Rhetoric at Syracuse University in New York.]
TAA) What is relevant in your background to the subject of working conditions for adjuncts or for academics in general?
I have always been interested in labor issues
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