images-3Dr. Mia Zamora

Director, KUWP and M.A. English Writing Studies Program
Office: CAS 329
Phone: 908-737-0385

Mia Zamora, Ph.D. is Associate Professor of English, Director of the MA in Writing Studies, Director of the Kean University Writing Project in Kean University in Union, NJ. Dr. Zamora is a faculty leader committed to encouraging lifelong reading and writing. Her passion for literature is rooted in her belief that reading and writing are essential to communication, learning, and citizenship.



IMG_20150403_184716Professor Kim Kiefer
Summer Institute Director; KU English Adjunct Faculty
English Teacher, Rahway High School


Kim was a member of the KUWP’s first group of T.Cs in 2008. Now a Director of our Summer Institute, Kim shares her enthusiasm for NWP strategies by creating presentations to address the needs of middle and high school teachers of all disciplines throughout New Jersey. In addition to teaching English at Rahway High School for twenty years, Kim is an adjunct professor of Composition and World Literature, and teaches a Praxis II Prep course for Kean student interns. Teaching at Kean provides Kim with a unique perspective on student achievement as she has been privileged to teach her former high school students as they transition into their first college English courses, as well as mentor student interns who later became KUWP T.Cs.


12122944_934268159942758_8041703492399524184_nProfessor Nikki Dreste
Assistant to the Director, KU English Adjunct Faculty

Nikki is a M.A. graduate in English Writing Studies from Kean University, where she now teaches as an adjunct professor.  Her passion for creative writing and social gaming led to her auto-ethnographic thesis on transferred composition and digital literacy skills from massive multiplayer role-playing games.  Through her experiences she has come to approach the writing classroom as community, connecting as peers to learn and embrace new skills, challenges, and ideas.


Hailey Carone

KUWP Graduate Assistant, M.A. English Writing Studies


More information coming soon!


Marissa Candiloro

KUWSP Graduate Assistant, M.A. English Writing Studies


More information coming soon!


Former KUWP Staff Members



Maria Cholota
M.B.A., Global Management

Maria Cholota has completed her MBA in Global Management.



Professor Melissa LibbeyFullSizeRender
Adjunct Professor

Melissa Libbey is an English & Writing Studies M.A. graduate at Kean University. She was a graduate assistant for the Kean University Writing Project. She is an aspiring writer, and is now an inspiring member of Kean’s English adjunct faculty.