Ph. D., New York University
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Introduction to Journalism,
Commentary Writing: In My Opinion
Writing Memoir and the Personal Essay
20th Century American Autobiography and Essay
Dr. Stone’s research interests include the autobiography.
“Let the Great World In: The Personal Essay, Rita Hayworth’s Zipper, and Mickey Mouse’s Ears in Occasional Papers on the Essay: On Teaching the Essay. ed. Kim Dana Kupperman, Welcome Table Press Pamphlet Series, 2010.
“Grief in the Age of Facebook,” Chronicle of Higher Education, February 28, 2010, B 10. (Reprinted: “Grief in the Age of Facebook,” in America Now: Short Readings from Recent Periodicals, 9/e ed. Robert Atwan, Bedford-St.Martin’s, forthcoming. Also: “Grief in the Age of Facebook, “ in Death, Dying and Bereavement, eds. G.E.Dickinson & M.R. Leming,McGraw Hill Contemporary Learning Series, 2010))
“The Troubled Student and Campus Violence: Connecting Academic Silos,“ The Chronicle Of Higher Education.” November 4, 2008, p. A 43
“Crying Wolf When Authors Fake Memoirs,” The Newark Star Ledger, March, 26, 2008, E 1.
“The Expanding Safety Net,” The New York Times, The Education Supplement, April 20, 2008, p. 16.
“Using Children as Sources: Dilemmas for Journalists,” The Columbia Journalism Review, September/October 1999, pp. 32-34.
Elizabeth Stone is the author of Black Sheep and Kissing Cousins: How Our Family Stories Shape Us (Time Books, 1988; with a new introduction, Transaction Publications, 2004); The Hunter College Campus Schools for the Gifted (Teachers College Press, 1991); and A Boy I Once Knew: What a Teacher Learned from her Student (Algonquin, 2002). With Dina Matos McGreevey, she coauthored Silent Partner: A Memoir of My Marriage (Hyperion, 2007).
Her personal essays and reportage have appeared in Smithsonian Magazine, The New York Times, The Chronicle of Higher Education and elsewhere. Currently she is interested in the last will and testament as a variant of autobiography and as a memoir subject. She has taught memoir-writing at the University of Iowa’s “Summer Writing Festival” She is also jointly appointed to the Department of English and is faculty advisor to Lincoln Center's award-winning newspaper, The Observer.