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John S. Knight Institute for Writing in the Disciplines
101 McGraw Hall • Cornell University • Ithaca, NY 14853 • 607-255-4061

 

Darlene Evans

Senior Lecturer for the Knight Institute and Writing Consultant for both the Knight Institute and the Learning Strategies Center in the Center for Learning and Teaching, Darlene Evans  joined Cornell University in 2003 after ten years at the University of Pennsylvania where she taught in the English Writing Program, the College of General Studies, and at the Graduate School of Education.  Evans earned her B.S. in English education from Indiana University, Bloomington, her M.A. in English with specialties in multicultural literature, critical theory, and critical literacy from Georgetown University, and her M.A. ABD in cultural anthropology with focus in gender theory and Native American studies from Southern Methodist University.  At Penn’s Graduate School of Education, Evans both mentored student teachers training in the Philadelphia public schools and taught Methods for Teachers of English at the graduate level.  She also pioneered an outreach, service-learning course for the Writing Program that joined Penn freshman and West Philadelphia high school seniors collaborating on issues relevant to both groups.  In addition to her work as writing consultant, Evans has piloted a similar outreach course in collaboration with Ithaca High School through the Knight Institute and works with other members of the Faculty Fellows in Service to develop curriculum and other initiatives fostering civic engagement at Cornell.