Dr. Jason Hoppe to speak on collegiate writing and citizenship

Dr. Jason Hoppe, an associated dean at the United States Military Academy, will travel to Alcorn State University to give a lecture on effective, college level writing.

Hoppe will present a lecture titled, “Collegiate Writing and Citizenship,” Monday, Feb. 27 in the Math and Science Building Auditorium, Room 109, from 12-12:50 p.m. Hoppe is an associate dean at the United States Military Academy in West Point, New York. He is the founding director of the West Point Writing Program and Mounger Writing Center. His presentation will relate to his current research in writing instruction and practice.

Hoppe’s research and writing broadly engage American literature, composition studies and the history of higher education and public humanities. He is currently completing a book on the antinomian literary networks of major 19th-centrury American female writers.

Dr. Cynthia Scurria, chair for the Department of English, Languages and Mass Communications, said that the presentation is a good method of encouraging students to write at a higher level.

“Through teaching college level writing, faculty members can provide our students with the writing and critical thinking skills required to live as responsible citizens,” said Scurria.

For more information, contact Scurria at (601) 877-6401 or Dr. Murray Shugars, English professor and director of the Alcorn Writing Center, at (601) 8776406.

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