Research Interests: Online asynchronous writing instruction
Social Change Interests: Student literacy; access to education
Joined Walden: 2010
About Beth: I’ve been with the Walden Writing Center as a writing instructor since 2010, and I joined the Academic Skills Center as contributing faculty in 2014. I enjoy working with Walden students because of their varied experience in their fields, as well as their commitment—I’m always amazed by many responsibilities my students juggle between work, family, and school commitments. My goal when teaching students is to help them discover their own writing process and writing strengths.
Nastachowski, B., Wentworth, H., & Philbrook, J. (2017, July). The continuity of care model: First-year doctoral writing support. Session presented at the Walden's National Faculty Meeting.
My Advice to Walden Students
Remember that good writing is a result of revision, not having a perfect first draft. It can be easy to feel discouraged when you need to make revisions
to your writing, but revision is a necessary part of the process. I’ve never seen a perfect first draft!
Why I enjoy teaching at Walden:
I enjoy teaching at Walden because Walden students are so inspirational, often balancing family, community, and work commitments.
My teaching philosophy:
My teaching philosophy is to provide examples and resources to augment my comments. While I always provide feedback on each student’s individual writing, I also show examples and provide resources for further information that students can explore.