Wendy Wagner


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As a teacher, I am always encouraging students to use what they learn in the classroom to make sense of their lives outside of the classroom.”

Bio

Having graduated magna cum laude from Cornell University with a B.A. in American Studies and Duke University with a Ph.D. in English, Wendy Wagner came to Johnson & Wales in 2003 with academic experience in a variety of fields.

Her original academic interest was in African-American and American women’s literature, but she eventually transitioned into composition and introductory literature courses and ran the Tutorial Services department at Pace University for five years.

After a few years working at colleges in Maine, Wagner settled in the Providence area and began her Johnson & Wales career. She now teaches composition classes, media studies classes such as Television Studies, and interdisciplinary courses that blend her passion for history and literature.

As a teacher, Wagner is always encouraging students to use what they learn in the classroom to make sense of their lives outside of the classroom, to critically engage, question and embrace their cultural and social values and influences and to develop skills in writing and critical thinking and analysis that will help them achieve their goals.

Sample Courses

  • ENG 1024: Honors Composition: Writing Academy
  • ILS 2090: The Working Life
  • MCST 2200: Television Studies
  • MCST 4300: Special Topics in Media Studies
  • RSCH 3020: Honors Research Seminar

Professional Memberships

  • Society of Cinema and Media Studies, 2015–present
  • New England Popular Culture Association, 2010–present
  • International Association for Scholars of Popular Romance, 2010–present
  • Popular Culture Association, 2015–present