Scott Palmieri

Professor + Department Chair,  College of Arts & Sciences

Contact Information
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Teaching [the JWU class] Sports in Film & Literature connects to my time as a college baseball player, which allowed sports to lead me to the academic life.”

Bio

Whether through the description of a dramatic baseball game or the lines of a Robert Frost poem, I have always loved the power of words. More specifically, I have loved how stories and poems can bring to life what is so difficult to express in our everyday lives.

Teaching Sports in Film & Literature connects to my time as a college baseball player, which allowed sports to lead me to the academic life. The course The Working Life is an extension of my dissertation, which was devoted to examining work literature, specifically the work poetry of Philip Levine.

I am ever grateful for my work in my career at Johnson & Wales University, where I teach a variety of writing and literature courses. My teaching is enriched by my experience as a writer. My poetry has been published in Teacher as Writer, The Alembic, The Leaflet and The Maze. My sports literature has been published in Sport Literate and Aethlon. Since 2014, I have been fortunate to serve as chairperson of the English department.

Areas of Expertise

  • Composition
  • Food writing
  • Literary genres
  • Writing instruction

Sample Courses

  • ILS 2090: The Working Life
  • ILS 4176: Sports in Film and Literature
  • ILS 2010: Modern Identities: 20th Century Literature

Presentations

  • Emcee, “Baldwin for Books”
    Charity Event for Central Falls Library with Alec Baldwin, 2017
  • “Philip Levine’s Working Time,” Popular Culture Association Conference, 2013
  • “Food for Thought, Food for Writing”
    Northeast Association of Teachers of English Conference, 2013