Amanda Greenwell

Assistant Professor


Contact Information

Willard-DiLoreto Hall W 401-34

Phone: 860-832-2757


Office Hours

Mon: 3-4p

Tues: 12:30-3:30p

Wed: 3-4p

or by appointment


Amanda M. Greenwell is Assistant Professor of English and English Secondary Education Specialist in the Department of English at CCSU. A former Connecticut high school English teacher, she now prepares pre-service teachers at CCSU for their future work in CT middle and high school English classrooms. Because of her former life as a high school English teacher who taught literature across eras and geographical borders (and her current life teaching educators to do so), her interests in her discpiline are far ranging. Her research specialties, however, include literature written for young people and the figure of the child in American literature, and she is particularly interested in texts that push back against hegemonic institutions and narrow narratives of belonging. She is also a Teacher Consultant for the Connecticut Writing Project




Courses, 2021-2022

Literature for Young Adults

Literature for Teachers

Teaching Writing in Middle and Secondary Schools

Teaching the Mechanics of Writing

Teaching English in the Secondary School


Past Courses

Children's Literature

Advanced Composition

Introduction to Poetry

Introduction to College Composition


Research Interests

Children's and Young Adult Literature

20th century American Literature

English Education

Writing Center Studies

Rhetoric and Composition



Professional Educator Certificate: Secondary English, CT, Grades 7-12.  Current.