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Sondra Perl

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Sondra Perl, Ph.D., is Professor of English at Lehman College and The Graduate Center, CUNY, where she coordinates the composition and rhetoric area group within the English Ph.D. program and is a founding member of the CUNY-Wide Composition and Rhetoric Community. An acclaimed teacher and a Guggenheim Fellow, Dr. Perl lectures widely on topics related to the teaching of writing and most recently on the importance of bringing digital technology into the composition classroom. A pioneer in early research on composing processes, Perl is now studying how composing changes when new media are introduced. Her recent work involves digital storytelling with freshmen in the Macaulay Honors College at CUNY, and her newly revised textbook, Writing True: The Art and Craft of Creative Nonfiction (Cengage, 2013), features a new chapter on digital composing and new media. Other publications include On Austrian Soil: Teaching Those I Was Taught to Hate (SUNY, 2005), Felt Sense: Writing With the Body (Heinemann, 2008), and "Stepping on My Brother's Head" and Other Secrets Your English Professor Never Told You: A College Reader (Heinemann, 2010, with Charles Schuster).

In 2005, Sondra Perl founded the Holocaust Educators Network, a project which brings the lessons of the Holocaust into today's world by working with teachers across the country. Perl currently directs this project and as a result has turned her own expertise as a writer toward the creation of DVDs and videos that tell the story of this evolving program. For more info, go to www.thememoriallibrary.org.

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