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Irene Maksymjuk

Irene Maksymjuk is a Lecturer in the Writing and Communication Center, English Language Studies, and the Writing, Rhetoric, and Professional Communication program. She combines theoretical interests with a practical commitment to facilitating clear academic and professional communication, particularly across disciplinary, organizational, and cultural boundaries. She grew up bilingual and bicultural and has taught writing as well as English as an Additional Language for a variety of (usually specialized) purposes, trained teachers, and developed orientation and training programs in academic and professional settings. Irene has a Bachelor’s in History from Georgetown, a Master’s in Applied Linguistics/TESOL from UPenn (where she also completed all but thesis in the Annenberg Master’s program in Communication), and a Ph.D. in Sociology of Communication from Boston University. She is a faithful (though often chagrined) follower of current events, and a fan of movies on the big screen.