Anissa Sorokin is the Director of the Writing Center and a Lecturer in the English department. She holds a B.A. in English (with a certificate in Advanced Expository and Professional Writing) and an M. Ed., both from Temple University, as well as an M.A. in Language and Communication from Georgetown University. She is currently a Ph.D. candidate in UMBC's Language, Literacy, and Culture program. Her research focuses on how composition instructors can use music to enhance their pedagogy in the college composition classroom.
Prior to directing UMBC's Writing Center, Anissa worked as a scientific editor and research sociolinguist at the U.S. Census Bureau. She later changed her focus to teaching composition, and taught composition and grammar at both Anne Arundel Community College and UMBC, as well cross-cultural communication courses in the English Language Institute at UMBC. Additionally, she recently served as an academic counselor for students with learning disabilities at McDaniel College. Her experiences with a variety of students and workplaces assist her in making the Writing Center a valuable resource for students of all backgrounds, abilities, and disciplines.