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Rebecca Mlynarczyk
Position: Professor Emerita, Kingsborough Community College. English
Campus Affiliation: Kingsborough Community College
Room Number: 4405
Degrees/Diplomas: Ph.D. New York University
Research Interests: Composition/rhetoric, basic and second-language writing, qualitative research methodology, ethnography.
Specialization: Composition Theory and Rhetoric


Rebecca Williams Mlynarczyk brings to the Graduate Center a long-standing interest in composition and rhetoric, especially as these fields relate to CUNY's diverse student population. Her research interests include basic and second-language writing, student journal writing, ethnographic research methodology, and the scholarship of teaching and learning. She is the Co-Editor of the Journal of Basic Writing.

Selected Publications:

  • With George Otte: Basic Writing (A Reference Guide to Rhetoric and Composition). W. Lafayette, IN: Parlor Press, 2010.

  • "Personal and Academic Writing: Revisiting the Debate." Journal of Basic Writing 25.1 (Spring 2006): 4-25.

  • with Steven B. Haber: In Our Own Words: Student Writers at Work, 3rd edition. New York: Cambridge University Press, 2005.

  • with Marcia Babbitt: "The Power of Academic Learning Communities." Journal of Basic Writing 21.1 (2002): 71-89.

  • Conversations of the Mind: The Uses of Journal Writing for Second-Langauge Learners. Foreword by John S. Mayher. Mahwah, NJ: Lawrence Erlbaum Associates, 1998.