Findings reported in a new paper co-authored by Northeastern Distinguished Professor David Lazer challenge conventional wisdom that politics is all about targeting your base and tiptoeing around the opposition.. . .
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Neal Lerner is an associate professor of English and director of the Writing Program at Northeastern. He has published on the history, theory, administration, and practice of teaching writing in classrooms, laboratories, and writing centers, and is a five-time recipient of the IWCA Outstanding Scholarship Award. His book The Idea of a Writing Laboratory won the 2011 NCTE David H. Russell Award for Distinguished Research in the Teaching of English. His is also the co-author with Mya Poe and Jennifer Craig of Learning to Communicate as a Scientist and Engineer: Case Studies from MIT, winner of the 2012 CCCC Advancement of Knowledge Award, and co-author with Paula Gillespie of The Longman Guide to Peer Tutoring, 2nd ed. With Beth Boquet, he was co-editor of Writing Center Journal from 2002-2008. His current project, with Michele Eodice and Anne Ellen Geller, is a cross-institutional study of undergraduates’ most meaningful writing projects (http://meaningfulwritingproject.net).