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Robin Fradkin

Robin Fradkin

Adjunct Assistant Professor
Department of English and Philosophy
Office: 0032 MacAlister Hall
Phone: 610.203.5986
Fax: 215.895.1071

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  • BA, Theatre Arts and Elementary Education, Wheelock College, 1996
  • MFA, Creative Writing, Emerson College, 2003


I am currently in my seventh year at Drexel, teaching freshmen writers. I am very interested in what motivates students and am currently conducting research to learn more about that. I am a writer, a blogger, an editor, an amateur photographer, and a mother.

Favorite Authors and/or Books: My favorite genre to read (and write) is memoir, so I don't really have an overall favorite author. My all-time favorite memoirs are All Souls by Michael Patrick MacDonald and After Long Silence by Helen Fremont.

Favorite Musical Artists: Paul Simon, the Indigo Girls, Adele, Patty Griffin, Billy Joel, the Beatles, and Johnny Cash

Personal Interests and Hobbies: Writing, drawing, painting, photography

Favorite TV Show: Friends

One thing that makes me smile is: my son's "say cheese" smile

A Pet Peeve: bad grammar!

One reason I like my job is: Having the opportunity to make learning writing techniques fun and interesting