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Patrick Sullivan is an English professor at Manchester Community College, in Manchester, Connecticut, where he has taught writing for almost 30 years. He believes deeply in the mission of the open admissions community college. Sullivan has taught a wide range of basic writing and composition classes, and he has published scholarship in a variety of journals, including College English, Teaching English in the Two-Year College, CCC, Academe, The Journal of Adolescent and Adult Literacy, The Journal of Developmental Education, The Community College Journal of Research and Practice, Innovative Higher Education, The Chronicle of Higher Education, and English Journal. Sullivan is the co-editor, with Howard Tinberg, of What is "College-Level" Writing? (NCTE, 2006) and, with Howard Tinberg and Sheridan Blau, of What is "College-Level" Writing? Volume 2: Assignments, Readings, and Student Writing Samples (NCTE, 2010). A new scholarly book about designing writing curriculum, A New Writing Classroom: Listening, Motivation, and Habits of Mind, was published in 2014 by Utah State University Press. He is currently serving as a member of the Editorial Board of CCC.
In addition to teaching and writing, Sullivan enjoys spending time with his family--his wife, Susan, and his children, Bonnie Rose and Nicholas.
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