William Magrino

William Magrino is an Associate Teaching Professor at Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, New Brunswick and served as Director of Business & Technical Writing from 2007-2020. He holds a PhD in English Literature and frequently presents his research at international conferences on topics concerning literature, pedagogy, professionalism, and administration. An active scholar, William is a contributor to New Paths to Raymond Carver, published by the University of South Carolina Press, and the recently released Trump Fiction, from Lexington Books.

He is the lead author of two professional writing textbooks, now in their fourth editions. Business and Professional Writing: From Problem to Proposal and Scientific and Technical Writing: From Problem to Proposal serve as the main resources for the two most popular professional writing courses at Rutgers and have since been adopted at colleges and universities around the world.

William co-authored three peer-reviewed articles with Dr. Peter Sorrell examining the pedagogical implications of social media, all derived from previous conference presentations. The most recent article, adapted from a 2019 NeMLA presentation, appears in the spring, 2019 issue of Interdisciplinary Humanities. Predictive of the current educational moment, “The Kids Aren’t Alright: Teaching the Personal and Professional of Social Media,” is a glance back at the past decade of teaching with and about social media, as well as a prescient look forward to the myriad opportunities afforded the composition instructor in these virtual spaces. William’s current research examines the promise and pitfalls associated with “remote” teaching in the post-COVID academic world.

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