Elliot Shapiro

Senior lecturer in the Knight Institute and the Knight Foundation Director of Writing in the Majors, Cornell University

Elliot Shapiro is a senior lecturer in the Knight Institute for Writing in the Disciplines program and the Knight Foundation Director of Writing in the Majors and is affiliated with the Jewish Studies Department at Cornell. He also directs the Faculty Seminar in Writing Instruction program. From 2011 until 2017, he was a co-founder and director of Instruction for the University Courses Initiative.

His first-year writing seminar, listed under Jewish Studies, is called, Jews on Film: Visible and Invisible. He also teaches Jewish Studies 2790: Jewish Films and Filmmakers: Hollywood and Beyond. Other undergraduate courses Shapiro has taught at Cornell include Introduction to Writing in the University, and Visions of the City, a section of Expository Writing. Graduate courses include Writing 7100: Teaching Writing; and Writing 7101: Writing in the Majors Seminar.