Assistant Dean, Academic Advising and Support
Dr. Jacobe has spent two decades as a faculty member and administrator in higher education and, before coming to Moravian, served most recently as Director of the Center for American Language & Culture and Affiliate Faculty in the Department of English at The College of New Jersey (TCNJ). She has extensive experience in academic support and advising, curricular design and revision, faculty development, accreditation and reaccreditation activities, and strategic planning in higher education. The author of dozens of essays and book chapters, she is the author, most recently of Final Draft 4, a bridging level writing textbook for English language learners from Cambridge University Press. Her research and writing interests include higher education and academic labor, humanities education, the scholarship of teaching and learning, and 20th-century and contemporary literature, particularly of the American South. She is currently at work on a scholarly book that examines the evolution of articulated regional identity in novels by Southern writers working across the 20th and 21st centuries. Dr. Jacobe holds a Ph.D. in English Language & Literature from The Catholic University of America, an MFA in Creative Writing from The American University, and a BA in English and Mass Communication from Emory & Henry College.
Coordinator for Tutoring and Academic Support
Before coming to Moravian College, Matthew Werkheiser was an instructor of First-Year Writing at Lehigh University and a Professional Tutor in their Writing and Math Center. His graduate research focused primarily on critical theory and writing pedagogy in the classroom with an emphasis on the ethics of teaching writing to various student populations. As an instructor and tutor, Matthew has experience ensuring that students receive the assistance they need and are well equipped to succeed in an academic setting. He received his Masters and Bachelors in English from Lehigh University.