Natalie Szymanski

Natalie Szymanski, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor and Director of the College Writing Program Ketchum 213-D
Phone: (716) 878-3552

Natalie Szymanski grew up in Wisconsin and graduated from the University of Wisconsin-LaCrosse with a BA in English and a minor in Rhetoric and Composition. She then attended Florida State University and completed both her MA and PhD in Rhetoric and Composition with an emphasis on the study of Writing Program Administration. She worked as the WPA at the University of Hawaii-West Oahu and joined the Buffalo State College English Department in the Spring of 2018 where she serves as the Director of the College Writing Program. 

Her current research explores a variety of issues surrounding the lived labor experiences of Writing Program Administrators. Her recent articles and chapters examine the invisible labor of WPAs across different institutional and professional contexts; the interconnected and interdependent ecological systems WPAs regularly navigate; and the nonlinear, unconventional tenure processes on GenAdmin WPA faculty. 

She currently teaches composition courses in the College Writing Program courses as well as upper level courses in Writing and Rhetoric.