Nicole Sieben

Associate Professor of Secondary English Education
Coordinator, Graduate Programs in English Education
New Academic Building
Courses Taught
  • ED6083/7083
  • ED6093/7093
  • ED6901
  • ED7700
  • ED7800
  • ED3950
  • EL7500
  • EL2222
  • EL1000
  • Ed.D. in English Education, Hofstra University
Research Interests
  • Social justice pedagogy, various aspects of teacher education including writing teacher education, critical literacy, positive psychology, queer theory, and “writing hope” development in secondary and postsecondary education.


  • Sieben, N. (2018). Writing hope strategies for writing success in secondary schools: A strengths-
  • based approach to teaching writing. Leiden, Netherlands: Brill | Sense Publishers.

Recent Articles: 

  • Sieben, N. (2019). Building writing hope through the process of ‘nexting.’ Voices from the Middle, 26(4), 56-63.
  • Sieben, N. (2019). Traveling toward hope in the ELA classroom. English Journal, 108(5), 95-97.
  • Sieben, N. (2018). Supporting strong and struggling writers across a spectrum of strengths. English Leadership Quarterly, 41(2), 2-6.
  • Sieben, N. (2018). Advocating for the affective: Writing hope into school spaces. Language Arts Journal of Michigan, 33(2), 20-27.
  • Sieben, N. (2017). Building hopeful secondary school writers through effective feedback strategies. English Journal, 106(6), 48-53.
  • Sieben, N. (2016). Teaching writing hope for a just writing society. The English Record, 67 (1), 99-121.