Dr. William Chad Stanley is an Associate Professor of English literature and serves as the Director of the Wilkes Writing Center, a Peer Consultant-staffed center that provides writing support for Wilkes’s undergraduate and graduate-level students. Through the Writing Center, Dr. Stanley also supervises the Wilkes Writing Mentor program, which embeds writing consultants in specific courses and academic programs across the Wilkes curriculum, pairing the majority of these Writing Mentors with an individual Faculty Mentor; in collaboration, Writing Mentors work closely with faculty so as to provide informed and sustained writing support, thereby fostering new dimensions of faculty-student and student-student mentoring. Additionally, Dr. Stanley has developed Writing Center-based community mentoring initiatives, including a Domestic Violence Service Center project.
As an Associate Professor of English, Dr. Stanley teaches courses in composition, and modern British and American literature. His areas of specialization include the literature of war and of the Cold War era, media theory, postmodernism, modern drama, and horror and science-fiction. He has published articles on James Joyce, Fay Weldon, and Jonathan Swift, and has presented papers at numerous literary studies and Writing Center conferences. In 2010, Signet published his “Afterword” to Joseph Plumb Martin’s A Narrative of a Revolutionary Soldier, as part of a new edition of this text.
Starting his undergraduate career as a painting major at Pratt Institute, and continuing these studies at Syracuse University, Chad Stanley remains an active painter and frequently uses art as a means of engaging literature.