Director, University Writing Center
Lecturer, Department of English & Comparative Literature
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- Master of Arts, English, CSU-San Jose, 2005
- Bachelor of Arts, English, CSU-San Jose, 2003
Licenses and Certificates
- Certificate in Professional and Technical Writing, CSU-San Jose, 2003
Michelle Hager is the Writing Center Director at San José State University. She earned her B.A. and M.A. in English and Certificate in Professional and Technical Writing from San José State University. She has been teaching college-level writing for over twelve years, and she has almost ten years of experience in writing center administration. Prior to becoming the Writing Center Director in July 2013, she served for four years as the Writing Center Associate Director. She has also worked with the SJSU Writing Across the Curriculum program to develop and supervise the new course-embedded writing tutors program (Writing Fellows), which is now housed in the Writing Center. She has presented at national and regional conferences, including the Conference on College Composition and Communication (CCCC), the Northern California Writing Centers Association Conference (NCWCA), the Young Rhetoricians' Conference (YRC), and the Asian Pacific Americans in Higher Education Conference (APAHE). She is currently conducting multiple research projects related to writing centers. In 2019, she is serving as the program chair for the NCWCA Conference, which will be hosted at San José State University.