Thomas Trimble

Thomas Trimble

Senior Lecturer

(313) 414-6277

10409.1 5057 Woodward


Curriculum vitae

Thomas Trimble



Research interest(s)/area of expertise

  • community-based writing instruction; writing assessment


Trimble, Thomas and Adrienne Jankens. “Using Taxonomies of Metacognitive Behaviors to Analyze Student Reflection and Improve Teaching Practice.” Pedagogy 19:3 (2019): 433–454.

Pruchnic, J., Susak, C., Grogan, J., Primeau, S., Torok, J., Trimble, T., Foster, T., Barton, E. (2018). Slouching toward sustainability: Mixed methods in the direct assessment of student writing. Journal of Writing Assessment, 11: 1.


  • B.A. (English and Political Science)-Wayne State University, 1991
  • M.A. (Political Science)-Wayne State University, 1994
  • Ph.D. (English)-Wayne State University, 2011

Selected publications

“Cathouse: The Cass Corridor’s Last Great Band.” Heaven was Detroit: From Jazz to Hip-Hop and Beyond. Ed. M.L Liebler. Wayne State University Press, 2016.


Currently teaching

  • ENG 3010: Intermediate Writing for the Medical Professions (Fall 2020)

    ENG 1010: Basic Writing -- APEX Summer Bridge (Summer 2020)



Courses taught

  • APX 500-Foundations in Writing
  • ENG 1010-Basic Writing
  • ENG 1020-Introduction to College Writing
  • ENG 3010-Intermediate Writing
  • ENG 3020-Community and Writing
  • ENG 3050-Technical and Professional Writing
  • ENG 6001-Pedagogical Practicum