Tracie Swiecki

293 Bessey Hall
434 Farm Ln
East Lansing, MI 48824

FacultyWriting, Rhetoric, and CulturesFirst Year Writing

Assistant Professor


Tracie works to leverage neuroscience research and brain-based pedagogies as well as understandings of trauma, stress and mindfulness to create learning environments that both maximize student learning and promote social justice. She feels that developing a better understanding of the physiology of what is happening inside our own bodies and the bodies of our students during social transactions, makes us better able to ensure that we create more equitable learning opportunities for all students.

Research Areas

Brain-based Pedagogy, Trauma, Stress, Mindfulness, and Social Justice


Ph.D. in Education, University of Connecticut

MA in English, California State University, Long Beach

BA in English, University of Michigan