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Peter Dearing

Director of the Learning Center

Peter Dearing joined the Purchase Community in the Fall of 2015 and taught College Writing as well as the EOP Writing Lab. In the Fall of 2022 he became the Director of the Learning Center. He is thrilled to help students achieve academic success by developing lifelong learning strategies.


Peter holds a BA in Creative Writing from Hunter College, an MFA in Creative Nonfiction writing from Sarah Lawrence College, and a post-MFA certificate in the Teaching of Creative Writing from Antioch University. He has also taught Introduction to Composition II at Fordham University, and Oral Communications at Mercy College.


Outside of work, he enjoys playing with his one-year-old son, going to Broadway shows with his wife, an actress, and he is also excited to meet students and see their pictures of any and all dogs, cats, hedgehogs, etc. He has a Havanese named Hobbes.


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“Notes on Motivating a Student”

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