Writing Center

Jyl Gentzler


William R. Kenan, Jr. Professor of Philosophy       Co- Director of the Writing Center

I’ve been teaching in the Philosophy Department of Amherst College since 1989.  Good philosophical writing, like all good writing, expresses and then argues for (or, in some other way, leads the reader toward) the author’s significant and hard-won insight.  Because skillful writers are sensitive to readers’ needs and can anticipate their likely responses, their writing literally moves their readers to see the world in a new way.

Many of my philosophy students have found that I can help them to transform their glimmers of insight into compelling and intellectually delightful prose. My hope is that, as a tutor at the Writing Center, I can help students working in a wide variety disciplines to do the same.

To learn more about me:  https://www.amherst.edu/people/facstaff/jgentzler

To contact me: jgentzler@amherst.edu