The Center for Writing Studies

University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

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The work for the Center for Writing Studies is directed by three committees:


Graduate Programs Committee


Dale Bauer (Fall 2016)

Mark Dressman (Spring 2017)

Anne Dyson

Peter Mortensen

Ned O’Gorman

Catherine Prendergast

Kelly Ritter

Lindsay Rose Russell

Carolyn Wisniewski

David Cisneros

Carol Tilley

Randall Sadler

Nicole Turnipseed

Sarah Durst

MarĂ­a Carvajal


Executive Committee


Peter Mortensen

Ned O’Gorman

Kelly Ritter


Campuswide Advisory Committee


Liora Bresler, (Professor, Curriculum and Instruction, Education)

Nicole Cooke, (Assistant Professor, iSchool, SIS)

S. Lance Cooper,(Professor, Physics, COE)

Chi-Hing Christina Cheng, (Professor, Animal Biology, School of Integrative Biology, LAS)

Liv Thorstensson Davila, (Clinical Assistant Professor, Curriculum and Instruction, Education)

Bruce Erickson, (Director of Programs in Professional Writing, Department of English, LAS)

Rebecca Ginsburg, (Associate Professor, Education Policy, Organization and Leadership, Education Justice Program, Education)

Grace Giorgio, (Course Director of Communication, Communication, LAS)

Patrick Earl Hammie, (Associate Professor, Painting and Sculpture, Art and Design, FAA)

Julie Hengst, (Associate Professor, Speech and Hearing Sciences, AHS)

Brian Johnson, (Professor, Journalism, CoM)

Kari Keating (Teaching Associate, Agricultural Leadership Education, ACES)

Kristi McDuffie (Associate Director, Undergraduate Rhetoric Program, Department of English, LAS)

Steven Petruzzello, (Associate Professor, Kinesiology, AHS)

John Popovics, (Professor, Civil and Environmental Engineering, COE)

Yvonne Redman, (Associate Professor, Voice, School of Music, FAA)

Lisa Rosenthal, (Associate Professor of Art History, School of Art and Design, FAA)

Randall Sadler, (Associate Professor, Linguistics; Director, ESL Programs, LAS)

Paul Prior (Director, Center for Writing Studies, Professor, English, LAS)

Carolyn Wisniewski (Center for Writing Studies, Director, Writers Workshop, LAS)