Meet the Director

CozzensDr. Christine Cozzens

After receiving her B.A. and M.A. from Stanford University and her Ph.D. in English from the University of California at Berkeley, Christine Cozzens taught writing at Harvard University, Wheaton College, and Emory University before coming to Agnes Scott College, where she founded and directs the Center for Writing and Speaking and is the Charles A. Dana Professor of English. One of her earliest “English” jobs was a position as a writing center tutor at Berkeley, and she also worked in the writing center at Harvard.  Her other interests and teaching specialties include creative nonfiction, journalism, pedagogy, Irish literature and history, and nineteenth-century British literature.  Professor Cozzens believes that the CWS is a vital part of Agnes Scott’s writing emphasis.  “Students learn the process of inquiry and ways of thinking about problems in their courses,” she says. “but at the Center for Writing and Speaking, they figure out how to write the actual paper or put together and give the actual presentation. The CWS Center complements and is an integral part of the academic program.”