2012 - 2013
WAC Fellows 2012 - 2013
Jacob Berger is a doctoral student in Philosophy at the CUNY Graduate Center where he is focusing on the philosophy of mind. His dissertation will concern the relationship of the qualities of sensory mental states (such as the reddish quality of a sensation) to the perceptible properties of objects (such as the red color of an apple). He graduated from Swarthmore College in 2005. Before coming to City Tech, he taught several courses in Philosophy at Baruch College, including a course that focused on the intimate connection between thought and language. Because of this connection, he believes that helping students to acquire strong writing skills in turn helps them to think well.
Eric Lynch is a doctoral candidate in French literature at the CUNY Graduate Center. His research focuses on the relationship between text and image in contemporary French poetry and the visual arts. He has taught French courses at both Brooklyn College and Fordham University. In summer of 2012, he also taught a writing intensive core curriculum course. A participant in CUNY’s Paris study abroad program in 2010-2011, he instructed French students learning English. He looks forward to applying his experience in teaching a foreign language to help students more effectively communicate while writing in English.