James E Savage

James E Savage

James E Savage

Associate Professor

Writing and Rhetoric: multilingual education, metacognition, language justice, memory and media, qualitative research

James Savage is a term assistant professor who received his MFA in fiction from George Mason in 2005 and his MA in liberal arts from St. John's College in 2009. He is currently teaching composition online and pursuing a Ph.D. in writing and rhetoric. He previously taught graduate and undergraduate international students as part of the joint venture between George Mason University and INTO Mason.   

Selected Publications

Cohen, R., Darrah, E. Opatosky, D., Savage, J. Stevens, S. The metacognitive student: How to teach academic, social, and emotional intelligence in every content area. Bloomington, IN: Solution Tree Press. Forthcoming April, 2021.

Courses Taught

ENGH 100: Composition for Nonnative Speakers of English 

ENGH 121/122: Enhanced Composition for Multilingual Writers of English 

ENGH 101: Composition

EAP 507/508: Graduate Communications in the Disciplines


BA, University of Michigan, 1996

MFA, George Mason University, 2005

MA, St. John's College, 2009

Recent Presentations

Namubiru, E., & Savage, J. (2019). Problem-Solving academic, social, and emotional challenges with students’ self-questioning. 40-minute workshop presented at 2019 Innovations in Teaching & Learning Conference: Teaching the Whole Student, George Mason University, Fairfax, VA.