Natalie Mera Ford
Natalie Mera Ford is a Visiting Professor of English and the Multilingual Writing Specialist in the Writing Associates Program at Swarthmore College. She also currently serves as a Fellow of The Unbinding Prometheus Project, an arts and humanities education project bringing scholars from across the University of Pennsylvania together with global institutions, artists and public communities of learning. Before coming to Swarthmore, Natalie taught writing and literature at Saint Joseph’s University, Temple University, and the University of York, U.K., as well as English for professionals in France and Denmark.
Natalie’s experience as an interdisciplinary scholar and a CELTA-qualified teacher informs her writing courses and pedagogical research. In addition to co-editing a special issue of The Journal on Excellence in College Teaching, she has published several peer-reviewed articles on the intersection of psychology and literature in nineteenth-century Britain. At present she is collaborating with Grace Wetzel on a project that explores uses of mindfulness in the first-year English sequence.