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Jeanie Tietjen, Ph.D.


 Name: Jeanie Tietjen, Ph.D.
  Title:   Associate Professor, English
Honors Program Coordinator

PTK Chapter Advisor
Center for Trauma & Learning in Post-Secondary Education





Ph.D., Brandeis University

MFA, University of Massachusetts, Amherst

BA, University of Washington, Seattle




Wellesley Hills

Room 515



 (781) 239-2203  

Jeanie Tietjen, Ph.D., has been teaching at MassBay since 2009. Affirming the critical importance of solid writing skills to any academic and career goal, she works with students in the foundational college writing courses English 101 and 102. Whether students aspire to transfer to a four-year college or sharpen writing skills for the workplace, she understands writing as a process of discovery.  Jeanie is also director of the Center for Trauma and Learning in Post-Secondary Education, which examines the impact of trauma on academic resilience.  Jeanie earned her BA from the University of Washington in Seattle; MFA from the University of Massachusetts, Amherst; andr received her Ph.D. from Brandeis University. Her doctoral dissertation is titled: Unbearable Stench: Representing Excremental Assault in Holocaust Literature