Amanda Irwin Wilkins
The director of the Princeton Writing Program oversees the program's three core initiatives: the Writing Seminars, intensive courses in academic inquiry taken by every Princeton freshman; the Writing Center, which offers one-on-one conferences to undergraduate and graduate student writers; and Writing Across the University, which includes support for JP and Senior Thesis writers, Dissertation Boot Camps, and special six-week courses on writing in science and engineering.
Amanda Irwin Wilkins teaches a writing seminar called Modern Memory, which draws on her research into how writers imagine war from the home front and navigate the aftermath of collective and individual trauma. She also co-teaches GEO/WRI 201: Measuring Climate Change: Methods in Data Analysis & Scientific Writing.
A graduate of Haverford College, Amanda has been at Princeton since 1998 where she earned her Ph.D. in comparative literature and then served as associate director for the Writing Center. She became director of the Writing Program in 2010.