We selected our first cohort of four Crow Fellows in summer 2021 after publishing an RFP and screening applications from scholar-teachers at four-year institutions in the United States. Our second and third cohorts included fellows from two-year institutions. Recruitment for our fourth cohort is underway.

2023 Fellows

Alisa Cooper has been a full-time English professor at Glendale Community College for the past 15 years, where she teaches hybrid and online freshman composition, journalism, and literature courses. She spent 11 years full-time at SMCC prior to GCC. Alisa currently serves as eCourses Faculty Lead for the college and heads the campus eCourses committee. She previously served a 4-year term as the Faculty Director of the Center for Teaching, Learning and Engagement from Fall 2014 to Spring 2018. Prior to serving in the CTLE, Alisa served as an assistant chair/eCourses coordinator for the English Department and also served on a district committee where she helped guide leadership in open educational resources. She served as tri-chair for the Maricopa Millions Steering team, an OER district project where the goal was to save Maricopa Community College students $5 Million over 5 Years by radically decreasing student costs by offering low-cost or no-cost options for course materials. This is Alisa’s 33rd year teaching, and she’s still loving it.

Alisa Cooper
Megan Long

Megan Long currently teaches First-Year Composition at Glendale Community College. She primarily teaches ENG101LL and ENG 102 where she specializes in working with a diverse community of L1 and L2 learners. In addition to being the best adjunct the world has ever seen, she devotes her time to research and curriculum development centered around helping students achieve critical media literacy knowledge.

Jaime F. Mejia Mayorga is an educator, researcher, and English language teacher from Honduras. His research privileges Indigenous ways and Indigenous knowledge and explores the intersection of Indigeneity and English Language Teaching. His expertise intersects multilingual, multicultural, and international education. His expertise also includes teacher education and faculty support as well as curriculum, instructional, and learning design to support students’ success and well-being. In addition to honoring his Indigeneity as Indigenous Chorotega and his experiences as someone who comes from Honduras, Dr. Mejia Mayorga’s academic work privileges a relational paradigm to research, service, and teaching as well as the experiences of English language learners and teachers in moving upward towards social, economic, and academic mobility.

Jaime F. Mejia Mayorga

2022 Fellows

Robyn Ferret has been teaching Composition, Literature, and Cultural Studies at Cascadia College since its inception in 2000, as a tenured faculty member since 2010. She has served the campus in roles from English Department and Tenure Review Committee Chair to campus arts magazine advisor and social justice teach-in coordinator. She is currently on a mission to foster data-informed, decolonized, accessible course design across the curriculum and more inclusive touchpoints across the institution.

Natalie Serianni teaches pre-college and composition courses at Cascadia College, where she’s a senior faculty and Guided Pathways co-lead. Her research interests include antiracist writing assessment and practices, writing process, and corpus analysis, as it connects to diagnostic assessments, curriculum alignment and academic support at the two-year college. She has studied at the Dartmouth Summer Seminar  for Composition Research and has been teaching for over twenty years.

2021 Fellows

Olayemi Awotayo

Olayemi Awotayo is a doctoral student in the Rhetoric and Writing Program in the English department at Virginia Tech. He received a bachelor’s degree in English Language at the University of Lagos. He later obtained a master’s degree in Rhetoric, Theory, and Culture at Michigan Tech, where he wrote a thesis that deploys critical discourse analysis for analyzing political campaign rhetoric in Nigeria. His current research interests include displacement and migration rhetorics; public rhetorics. Since beginning his master’s degree program, he has been teaching first-year writing and hopes to further develop his approach to teaching the course using corpus linguistics.

Dr. Madelyn Powlowski

Dr. Madelyn Pawlowski is Assistant Professor of English and the Director of Composition at Northern Michigan University. Her research examines the role of teachers’ critical language awareness in supporting L1 and L2 writers in the college classroom. Her research informs her teaching and administrative practices, helping her to develop and enact linguistically aware genre pedagogies and accompanying models for teacher development and graduate education. Dr. Pawlowski’s recent work can be found in Composition Forum and Writing Spaces. 

Margaret Poncin Reeves

Margaret Poncin Reeves is a Senior Lecturer at DePaul University, where she teaches first-year writing, professional writing, and courses for multilingual students. Her research interests include learning transfer, multilingual and multimodal pedagogy, teaching with technology, and rhetorical genre theory. Outside of work, she enjoys anything related to food: trying new restaurants, watching baking videos, and cooking with her family.

Modupe Yusuf

Modupe Yusuf is a PhD candidate and graduate teaching instructor in the Rhetoric, Theory and Culture program at Michigan Technological University. Her research focuses on the rhetoric of health and medicine and technology. Her teaching portfolio includes first-year composition, technical communication, and introductory linguistics. She’s currently exploring a corpus-driven approach to supporting students’ learning in the writing classroom.