Princeton Writes UAF

Fellowship Description

The UAF will work closely with the director and assistant director of Princeton Writes to plan a communications symposium and will be responsible for helping to develop programming and promotional materials for this event.

In addition, the UAF will participate in practice-based writing and speaking groups; contribute to Princeton Writes’ blog, Tools and Insights; and assist with administrative tasks in support of our classes, which cover everything from email etiquette to essay writing. Time and interest permitting, the UAF will also have an opportunity to design and lead a workshop on a communications-related topic of their choice.

Above all, the UAF will become familiar with and help shape the future of an innovative program with few analogues in American higher education, gaining insights into both its administrative workings and educational philosophy, as well as the University-wide relationships that underpin it. Finally, Princeton Writes is committed to helping the UAF hone their own communication skills, serving as a resource as they prepare themselves for professional success.

UAF Mentor

John Weeren
Founding Director, Princeton Writes
Professional Development Working Group Member
Clio Hall Award Recipient

John is founding director of Princeton Writes, a program established in 2013 to strengthen the practical communication skills of our University community. Prior to assuming this role, he served as assistant to and speechwriter for now University President Emerita Shirley M. Tilghman and as an archivist at a number of institutions, including Princeton's Seeley G. Mudd Manuscript Library. He holds a BA (Hons) in History and Spanish from the University of King's College and Dalhousie University and an MA in History from the University of British Columbia.

Current & Former Princeton Writes Fellows

Cate Mahoney *20, ENG
University Administrative Fellow
Summer Intern, Ithaka S&R

"In the spring I will teach my first class, and I'm super excited! I've found working with John and Stephanie to be like working with old friends."

Elizabeth Durham, *22, ANT
University Administrative Fellow
GradFUTURES Learning Cohort Participant

"My UAF with Princeton Writes has been a wonderful venue for examining the issue of efficacy in communication and the role of effective communication in fostering a lively university community."

Aaron Su, GS, ANT
Community College Teaching Fellow
University Administrative Fellow

"GradFUTURES is an excellent resource for graduate students to deepen their understandings of higher education and their manifold roles in it."