Tyrell Stewart-Harris

Tyrell Stewart-Harris

Assistant Professor, Department of Writing
Faculty, School of Humanities and Sciences

Phone:(607) 274-7945
Office: Smiddy Hall
Ithaca, NY 14850

I originally attended Green River Community College, in Washington State, with the hopes of quickly graduating and getting a high paying job as a computer programmer. After doing well in my English courses, and seeking the mentorship of my first English teacher (who has become a close friend), I decided to become a writing tutor for the school's Academic Support Center. It was that tutoring job that convinced me to switch away from computer programming and instead focus on becoming a professor. Ever since tutoring in community college, I have been fortunate enough to have always worked in a writing center or taught courses related to writing.

Nearly fifteen years after my first day in college, I received my PhD in Rhetoric and Composition from the Department of English at the University of Illinois at Chicago. Before coming to Ithaca College, as a Pre-doctoral fellow, I was a Lincoln Fellow and an Assistant Director for the University of Illinois at Chicago's Writing Center and the Writing Coordinator for the University of Washington Tacoma's Teaching and Learning Center.


  • Discourse
  • Race Theory
  • Rhetorical Analysis
  • Writing Center Pedagogy
  • Post-Structuralist Theory, especially the works of Michel Foucault
  • Composition and academic writing pedagogy


  • PhD English, Rhetoric and Composition, University of Illinois at Chicago (2015)
  • MA English, Portland State University (2006)
  • BA, University of Washington (2004)


  • Academic Writing I
  • Argument
  • Language, Literacy, and Writing Studies
  • Inquiry and Research Writing
  • Great Debates in Fiction and Film
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