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William Lawrence


Director, YWW

Department of English

Tompkins Hall 281


Bill Lawrence has been dedicated to public education for over twenty-three years. He has a Doctorate in Leadership from Northeastern University, and his research focused on learning styles/preferences and personality types. His education also includes a Masters in Education from George Washington University, an MA in Liberal Studies from SUNY Stony Brook, and an MFA in creative writing from the Southampton Writer’s Program at Long Island University in New York. He studied English (with a concentration in British Romantic Literature and the History of Rock N Roll) at Portland State University in Oregon.

Dr. Lawrence has taught and developed college courses in various formats including Composition I & II, Creative Writing, Business Writing, Science Writing, Introduction to Sustainability, BIO Senior Capstone, Environmental Lit, Introduction to Literature, Reading and Writing about Literature, American Lit I and II, British Lit II, Developmental Reading and Writing, Writing in the Disciplines (for transfer students), several theme-based composition courses, and Advanced Comp for Humanities majors, Social Science majors, Natural Science majors, and Business majors. In addition to eighteen years teaching humanities and social science courses at the college level, he previously taught middle school and high school English.

He is also a published writer. His poems and stories have been published in various national and international journals and magazines. He is the author of eleven books, including multiple nonfiction titles, three poetry collections, and several novels.

Bill was born and raised on Long Island, New York.