Rewa Burnham, Reading Specialist
Once upon a time in a small liberal arts college not so far away, a successful Organizational Behavior major stumbled upon a British Literature survey course. Although she only chose the course because it fit nicely into her schedule, she loved the course so much that she added English as a second major. Rewa Burnham graduated from Trinity University in 2005 with a B.A. in English and Organizational Behavior. Her passion for literary analysis motivated her to continue her studies at the University of Maryland College Park where she is currently a doctoral candidate in the Department of English Language and Literature. Rewa taught and studied American literature, African American literature and composition at the University of Maryland for 5 years before returning to Trinity to advise and teach critical reading. When she’s not working for her students, Rewa spends most of her free time working on her dissertation that focuses on literary representations of the African American body in the digital age. When she’s feeling rebellious, she sneaks away to quiet corners to read science fiction and fantasy novels.
Jennifer Rivers is a Writing Specialist in the College of Arts and Sciences. She has taught composition at Prince George’s Community College. She has been a writing tutor for several years working with students on the undergraduate and graduate level. She taught adult high school English and GED at Fayetteville Technical Community College in Fayetteville, North Carolina. Her academic research interests include linguistics, humor studies, and African American literature. MA, English Language and Literature, University of Maryland College Park; BA, English, University of North Carolina-Charlotte
Dr. Angela Lanier, Reading Specialist
Dr. Angela Lanier is a Reading Specialist with the College of Arts and Sciences. She joined Trinity in July 2007 after teaching reading and English for several years in public, charter and private high schools in D.C. In 2010, she earned an EdD. in Instructional Leadership from Argosy University. She also holds a MEd. in Reading Education from University of Maryland-College Park and a B.S. in Communication from University of Miami, where she studied Public Relations and Creative Writing. At Trinity, Dr. Lanier has taught numerous critical reading courses in addition to teaching courses in communication and education and a capstone course called Writing for Social Change. Also, she has played an essential role in planning orientation for first-year students. In her non-Trinity life, Dr. Lanier enjoys sewing, collecting dolls, writing, watching independent films, finding creative ways to entertain her nieces, nephews and godchildren, and (of course) reading!