Erica Arkin

  • Senior Lecturer, English and Media Studies
  • Master of Fine Arts, Creative Writing Emerson College
  • Bachelor of Arts Boston College

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

Bio

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.

Professional Memberships

  • The National Council of Teachers of English 2018 - Present
  • Association of Writers and Writing Programs 2015 - Present
  • 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
  • Publications

    Other(s)


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

  • Arkin, E. S. (2020). “Facilitating Online Workshopping” Presented at the Writing and Communication Committee 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 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 4th Annual Diversity & International Intensive Faculty Symposium
  • Arkin, E. S. (2016). Presented at the Bentley University, Expository Writing Summer Workshop Assignment Design: from the Verbal to the Visual
  • Service

    Department Service


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