ACE Program Coordinator, Department of English
Brian McAuliffe is the English Department Coordinator for the ACE Program (Accelerated
College Education) and a Lecturer in the department.
He was the English Department Chair at Ward Melville High School (WMHS) for ten years.
During this time he piloted Stony Brook’s English ACE program there.
While English Chair he founded the WMHS Writing Center. In 2017 the Writing Center
received a Program of Excellence Award from the New York State English Council. He
also redefined senior year for students at WMHS by introducing fundamental curricular
changes. This required that students not in Advanced Placement Literature and Composition
take Writing at the Threshold (an introductory college writing course) for one semester
in addition to an English elective of their choosing.
He taught high school English for 43 years. For ten years he was an active participant
in the partnership between Stony Brook University and Three Village Central School
District. This included accommodating preservice English teachers by arranging for
classroom observations and placing them with cooperating teachers. For five years
he served on the School of Professional Development Advisory Board.