Wendy Schor-Haim

Director, First-Year Writing Program

Senior Lecturer, English Department

Wendy Schor-Haim teaches academic writing, literature, personal essay writing, and thematic seminars ("Witches") in the First-Year Writing and First-Year Seminar Programs and in the English Department. She received her Ph.D. in History from NYU.

Academic Focus: 

Writing pedagogy

Literary studies

Medieval history

Women and religious minorities in medieval Europe




First-Year Writing and First-Year Writing Workshop

First-Year Seminar, "Witches"

The Art of the Essay

Awards & Honors: 

2015 recipient of the Emily Gregory Award for Excellence in Teaching and Devotion and Service to the Students of Barnard College

2015 recipient of the Adviser of Distinction Award

Honorable Mention, 2016 Library Faculty Partner of the Year


215 Barnard Hall

Office Hours: 

Spring 2019
R 1-3 & by appt.


Ph.D., M.A., New York University
B.A., McGill University

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