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Helen Szymanski

Helen Szymanski

Professor, English

Tel.: (630) 942-2447
Berg Instructional Center (BIC), Room 2730C

Areas of Research Interest:

  • Women's Studies: Empowering Women in a Multicultural Society
  • Innovation Incubator project:"Effectiveness of Peer Response in Developmental Writing"
  • Multicultural Professional Development Grant for FEL: London, Paris and Swiss Alps, 2003

Recent Courses Taught:

  • English 0491, 0492  - Developmental Writing
  • Honors English 1101, 1102 - Composition
  • English 1130 - Introduction to Literature
  • English 1152 - Introduction to Poetry
  • Humanities 1101 - Introduction to Humanities

Current Projects:

  • Writing Center Facilitator
  • Global Studies Program
  • Honors Program

Selected Publications, Presentations, Performances, Books:

  • Co-Presenter with Lynn Sykes at the HIgher Learning Commission Conference Chicago 2003 "Quants and Quals"
  • Co-Presenter with Lynn Sykes at the American Association of Higher Education Conference Seattle WA 2003 "Quants and Quals"


  • M.A. Purdue University
  • B.A. Purdue University

Awards and Recognitions:

  • "Challenging the Barriers: The Struggle of the Modern American Polican Women." John D. Tuckey Research Grant, 1993.
  • Innovation Incubator Grant, 2001-2002