Jenna Morton-Aiken, Ph.D.

Jenna Morton-Aiken, Ph.D.

Senior Associate Director for Writing and English Language Support Lecturer, Department of English

[email protected] 401-863-7664

Dr. Morton-Aiken serves as the Senior Associate Director for Writing and English Language Support at the Sheridan Center for Teaching and Learning at Brown University, where she oversees the Writing and English Language Support hub. At the Sheridan Center, she oversees the Writing Fellows program, teaches the Writing Fellows training course, and manages the Writing and English Language Support Hub. She is a teacher, scholar, and program leader who specializes in rhetoric and composition, or the study of writing practices, and has experience working with graduate students and faculty to consult on syllabus development and course design. She has mentored at Brown through the BEST program and helped launch and publish on SciWrite@URI, an NSF NRT-IGE funded grant, which included supporting science graduate students and their faculty with teaching and writing best practices and pedagogy. 

Prior to joining the Sheridan Center, Dr. Morton-Aiken was an Assistant Professor of Humanities at Massachusetts Maritime Academy, where she taught college writing, creative short story and nonfiction, business and technical writing, and writing support courses. She also served as the Writing Program Administrator and Writing Across the Curriculum Director. Dr. Morton-Aiken has taught diverse groups of students at several higher education institutions including Fisher College, Johnson & Wales University, University of Rhode Island, Roger Williams University, and Brown University.

Dr. Morton-Aiken received a Ph.D. in English from the University of Rhode Island, a M.A. in Creative Writing from Brunel University, and a B.A. in Political Science from Goucher College. Her research has appeared in The Routledge Handbook of Scientific Communication, Technical Communication Quarterly, WPA Writing Program Administration, The Journal of Multimodal Rhetorics, and various edited collections.