Dr. Magda Gilewicz
Dr. Magdalena (Magda) Gilewicz has been with the Department of English at Fresno State since 1990. She earned her PhD from State University of New York, Stony Brook, and her MA from the University of Wroclaw, in Poland.
Dr. Gilewicz directs the university's Writing Center, which is supported by the College of Arts and Humanities. She also serves as chair of the college's Executive Committee, and she assists with Writing Across the Curriculum efforts on campus.
Her main teaching interest lies in teaching writing and teaching tutors how to teach writing in small groups or individually, i.e. not guided and restricted by syllabi, schedules and content to cover, and aiming for some collective learning outcomes. This offers the freedom to find out where writers are as writers, and to guide them through their learning. She also teaches courses in literature and intro to literary analysis.
Dr. Gilewicz enjoys working on texts in translation. She compiled an anthology of medieval Polish drama in English translation. She also explores the idea of using writing as a form of meditation and mindfulness.