Teaching Resources






Kelsey Maki is a full-time instructor at Brookdale Community College, where she teaches “Fundamentals of Writing,” “The Writing Process,” “Writing and Research,” and “The Short Story.” In her role as faculty liaison to Brookdale’s International Education Center, Kelsey helps organize and promote events that address issues of diversity and global inequality. Before accepting a position at Brookdale, Kelsey worked at The College of New Jersey as an adjunct professor, teaching the thematic writing courses: “Green Marketing” and “Angles of Vision in Mass Media,” as well as the first-year seminar: “Reading and Writing the Short Story.” She completed her B.A. in American Literature at The University of California–Santa Cruz, where she graduated with academic honors, and earned her M.A. (with distinction) in English from Rutgers University. Kelsey’s scholarly interests include critical discourse analysis to SoTL.


  • “Using Insight from the Social Sciences to Engage First-Year Composition Students in Editing” ATEG National Conference, presenter. Largo MD, 2015.
  • “Coaching the Coaches: Mentoring Adjuncts in the Teaching of Developing Writers” NJ CCC Best Practices Conference, presenter. West Windsor NJ, 2014.
  • “Maximizing Microsoft for Feedback and Grading” NJ Edge Best Practices Conference, poster presenter. Lincroft NJ, 2014.
  • “Developmental Program Reform: More Challenges for the Educationally Neglected Student” TYCA-Northeast Conference, moderator. Morristown NJ, 2013.
  • “Dynamic Feedback” TCNJ ITS Conference. Presenter. Ewing NJ, 2012.

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