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Will Hochman, Ph.D.

William HochmanProfessor of English


Office: Engleman Hall D276
Phone: 203-231-5770





Ph.D. New York University, 1994
MFA University of Montana, 1976
BA, Hobart College, 1974

About Professor Hochman

Professor Hochman extends office hours to help all students and passionately teaches writing classes to help students write themselves anywhere they want to go. This teacher considers it a great privilege to work with SCSU students to improve themselves. Hochman believes writing teachers write and does so everyday. He composes poetry, essays, stories, and books on his favorite author, J.D. Salinger

Hochman follows the pedagogy of his best teacher, Richard Hugo who believed that there is important and significant writing in everyone. Hochman makes this notion his mission for every student. Additionally, Hochman makes it a point to use 21st Century writing technology as an integral element of his pedagogy. He knows that traditional, paper writing skills are only part of what students need to succeed in their future endeavors. Hochman is a founding board member and administrator of the Writing Studio, founding board member of the WAC Clearinghouse and publisher (with Charles Bazerman and Mike Palmquist) of The 25 Collective.

Selected Publications and Presentations

Letters to J.D. Salinger, University of Wisconsin Press, 2002

 “Hypertext 101” (with Chris Dean), Inside Higher Ed, 4/4/2005

 Freer, Pecan Grove Press, 2006

 “Isn’t Media Pedagogy the Real Magic of The Invention of Hugo Cabret?” in Computers and Composition, 2008

“From Desktop to Laptop: Creating Transitions to Wireless Learning in Writing Classrooms” (with Mike Palmquist) in Going Wireless edited by Amy C. Kimme Hea, Hampton Press, 2009

A Critical Companion to J.D. Salinger: A Literary Reference to his Life and Work, Facts on File, 2011