Molly Parsons

Graduate Student Instructor

Molly Parsons is a doctoral candidate in JPEE. Originally from Minnesota, she earned her BA in English from Carleton College, where she also worked as a writing center consultant for three years. After that, she trained with Teach for America and taught middle and high school English in Las Vegas while earning he MEd, Her experiences across teaching contexts motivated her to pursue further study and eventually led her to Michigan. As a graduate instructor in the English Department Writing Program, Molly has taught first year writing, upper-level writing, and professional writing. She is interested in the potential for teaching civic discourse through writing instruction in classrooms and writing centers. In her dissertation, she is considering the possible role of conflict and controversy in writing center consultations.




3012 Tisch Hall