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(773) 442-4492
Kate Hahn
Executive Director of Faculty Development and Academic Writing
Center for Academic Writing
Center for Teaching and Learning
Faculty and curriculum development Writing across the curriculum Writing center administration

B.A., Political Science, Drake University

M.A., Teaching English as a Second Language, University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign

Ph.D., Educational Psychology / Second Language Acquisition and Teacher Education, University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign



Center for Academic Writing and Center for Teaching & Learning
5500 N St Louis Ave
Chicago, IL 60625
United States

Office Hours
Available by appointment Monday through Friday, 8:30am to 4:30pm

The Center for Academic Writing is the home of the Writing Intensive Program (WIP) and provides support to both faculty and students at NEIU. CAW was founded in October 2007 with the award of a U.S. Department of Education Title V grant.

Writing Intensive Program

The Writing Intensive Program (WIP) is comprised of undergraduate courses across the curriculum that fulfill the writing intensive graduation requirement. Undergraduate students must successfully complete WIP course of at least 3 credit hours within their discipline in order to graduate. Students should speak with their advisor to learn which course(s) will fulfill the WIP graduation requirement for their major.

WIP courses are content courses that are designed to help students master the course content, learn about writing in their chosen discipline, and improve their writing skills. CAW provides peer tutoring for students enrolled in WIP courses. WIP peer tutors are selected by their departments and are hired and trained by CAW to provide support to students working on writing assignments in WIP courses. Students should speak with the instructor of their WIP course and/or contact the CAW for information about WIP peer tutoring.

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B.A.: English and Spanish, University of Wisconsin - Madison

M.A.: English, DePaul University


Coordinator of the Center for Academic Writing since November 2014

Graduate Assistant for the Collaborative for Multilingual Writing and Research, Tutor, and Writing Fellow at the University Center for Writing-based Learning at DePaul University - September 2013 - June 2014

Tutor at the Writing Center at Harper College - January 2010 - December 2014

5500 N. St. Louis Ave.
Center for Academic Writing, Library 467
Chicago, IL 60625
United States

Office Hours
Available by appointment Monday through Friday, 8:30 am to 4:30 pm