Cara Miele, M.F.A.

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Practitioner in Residence

English Department
College of Arts and Sciences
Education

M.F.A. Creative & Professional Writing
Western Connecticut State University, 2015
B.A. English, University of New Haven 2013

About Cara

I attended the University of New Haven as an undergraduate student and received my B.A. in English in 2013. I always felt that the University of New Haven fostered such a warm and positive learning environment, and I wanted to be a part of that once I finished my graduate program and began searching for teaching jobs.

Writing is a very personal activity, so I focus a lot of my teaching energy on making students comfortable with sharing their work and ideas. Instead of traditional lecturing, my classes consist of student-centered discussions, group projects, and short, focused lessons on writing topics that address the needs of my students and their current assignments.

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Current Editorial and Professional Work

Managing Editor, Roundabout Press

Advisory Board, Poor Yorick: a journal of rediscovered objects

Panel Chair, Writing for Middle Grades & Young Adults, Housatonic Book Awards

Conference Presentations

"Adapting Digital Tools, Discovering Pedagogical Priorities", Panel Presentation, UCONN Conference on the Teaching of Writing, 2016