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Erica Arkin

Lecturer, English and Media Studies
Master of Fine Arts, Creative Writing, Emerson College, 2012
Bachelor of Arts, Boston College, 2007
Office: Adamian Academic Center 082 | 781.891._2641 |

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Erica Arkin received her B.A. from Boston College and her M.F.A. from Emerson College. Prior to joining Bentley, Erica taught expository and research-based writing courses at Emerson College, where she also developed and piloted a Research Writing curriculum that facilitated cross-departmental collaboration between the First-Year Writing Program and Career Services. She has a background in instructor training—serving as a mentor for new writing teachers and authoring the Instructor’s Manual for the popular college composition textbook, The Call to Write. Prior to reentering the academic realm, Erica worked in corporate publishing on both editorial and developmental teams and remains involved in the educational publishing industry in a freelance capacity.

Teaching Interests

Rhetoric and Composition, Flash and Nano Fiction, Creative Non-Fiction, Multimodal Pedagogies

Research Interests

Multimodal Composition, “Real World” writing, especially how it intersects with the psychology of work, Genre Theory

Awards and Honors

2018, Five Year Service Award, Bentley University
2012, The Emerson College Graduate Writing Award in Fiction , Emerson College Writing Literature and Publishing Department


Arkin, E. S. (2013). Instructor's Manual for John Trimbur’s The Call to Write, 6th ed. . Cengage Learning

Conference Presentations

Arkin, E. S. (2020). "Facilitating Online Workshopping." Presented at the Writing and Communication Committee's Expository Writing Summer Workshop: Anti-Racist Writing Instruction and Transitioning to an Online/Hybrid Classroom.

, Arkin, E. S. (2018). Presented at the Writing and Communication Committee 's What’s Important? Exploring Values in the Classroom, Program, and Discipline: Expository Writing Workshop, Summer 2018.

Arkin, E. S. (2017). "Incorporating Diversity in EXP201: Why We Work." Presented at the Office of Diversity & Inclusion's 4th Annual Diversity & International Intensive Faculty Symposium.

Arkin, E. S. (2016). Presented at the Bentley University, Expository Writing Summer Workshop's Assignment Design: from the Verbal to the Visual.


Department Service
Committee Member for Writing and Communication Committee, 2016 - Present
Task Force Member for Teaching & Learning Resilience Working Group, 2020 - 2020
Essay Reader, 2020 - 2020
Task Force Member for Self Study of Bentley's Writing Program, 2019 - 2019
Participant in assessment of EXP Outcomes, 2018 - 2019
Committee Member for Creative Writers’ Forum , 2014 - 2018
Essay Reader, 2018 - 2018
Participant in assessment of EXP Outcomes, 2017 - 2018
Committee Member for EMS Lecturer Search , 2017 - 2018
Essay Reader, 2017 - 2017
Essay Reader, 2016 - 2016
Presenter - 2014

University Service
Student Organization Advisor for Literary Society, 2018 - Present
Task Force Member for Bias Incident Report Team , 2017 - Present
Committee Member for Academic Performance Committee, 2017 - Present
Faculty Partner for Residential Education Faculty Advisory Committee, 2016 - 2018
Committee Member for Title IX and Gender-Equity Committee, 2016 - 2018
Other for The First Year Women’s Leadership Community - 2016