Carolyn A. Sofia

Carolyn SofiaJob Title: Full-Time Lecturer in the Writing Program; part-time lecturer in the Materials Science and Engineering Department          

Phone: (631) 632-4213

Office Location: H-2102

Education: Ph.D. (ABD) in English, Stony Brook University (Topic: “Forgetting and Remembering: Representations of Holocaust Childhoods in Hiding. Expected completion date: May 2013); M.S.W., Adelphi University, 1976; B.A. Humanities, New College of Hofstra University, 1971.

Courses Taught (Stony Brook University):

  • ESM 696: Materials Science -- Academic Writing Seminar (graduate)
  • WRT 200: Business Writing Workshop
  • WRT 102: Intermediate Writing
  • WRT 101: Introductory Writing Workshop

Professional Interests: Composition and Rhetoric; Creative Nonfiction; Holocaust literature; Business Writing.          


  • “Waiting for Godot: Autistic Spectrum Students in the Writing Classroom.” Disability in the Composition Class:  Inclusion and Adaptation. MLA Annual Convention. Washington State Convention Center, Seattle. 6 Jan. 2012. Address.  
  • "Terms of Engagement: Writing Without a Map." SUNY Council on Writing. Stony Brook University, 26 April, 2008. Address.
  • Faculty Discussion Group Leader, Stony Brook University. "Teaching Students with Disabilities." (March, 2007).
  • Faculty Discussion Group Leader, Stony Brook University. "Bloom's Taxonomy in the Writing Classroom." (October, 2003). 

Publications and Awards:

  • Sofia, Carolyn Ariella. "Bringing Lessons from Homeschool to the Writing Classroom."  100.2 English Journal (November 2010): 98-104.
  • Sofia, Carolyn. "Daphne Merkin." Contemporary Jewish American Authors. Ed. Michael Taub. Westport: Greenwood Publishing Group, 1996. 
  • Kessner, Carole S. and Carolyn Sofia. "Selected Bibliography of Literary Criticism on American Jewish Fiction and Authors." Jewish Book Annual (vol. 50). NY: Jewish Book Council, 1992. 
  • Sofia, Carolyn. "After a Talking Cure That Didn't." (Poetry) Finalist 2005. Institute for Medicine in Contemporary Society. Stony Brook University Health Sciences Center.

Additional Achievements or Awards: 

  • President's Award for Teaching Excellence/Graduate Student Award; SUNY/ Stony Brook, 1995.
  • Faculty Advisor/Lecturer, Long Island Center for Jewish Studies, 1993-1997



Program in Writing and Rhetoric • Stony Brook University, Stony Brook, NY 11794-5340 • 631.632.7390
Writing Center • 631.632.7405