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:

Dennis Baron (English)

Mark Dressman (Curriculum and Instruction)

Anne Haas Dyson (Curriculum and Instruction)

Cara Finnegan (Communication)

Gail Hawisher (English)

Sarah McCarthey (Curriculum and Instruction)

Peter Mortensen (English and Architecture)

Paul Prior (English)

Kelly Ritter (English)

Lindsay Russell (English)

Randall Sadler (Linguistics)

Spencer Schaffner (English, Chair)

Maggie Shelledy (English, CWS Grad Student AD)

Kaia Simon (English, CWS Grad Student AD)

Maria Carvajal (English, Grad Student Rep)

Katherine Flowers (English, Grad Student Rep)

Executive Committee:

Cathy Prendergast (English)

Sarah McCarthey (Curriculum and Instruction)

Peter Mortensen (English and Architecture)

Spencer Schaffner (English)

Campuswide Advisory Committee:

Jimena Canales (History)

Stephen Cartwright (Art & Design)

Chris Cheng-DeVries (Animal Biology)

Paul Diehl (Political Science)

Lisa Guntzviller (Communication)

Jerrod Henderson (CBE)

Elizabeth Hoiem (LIS)

Michael Loui (Electrical and Computer Engineering)

Erin O’Reilly (Director, Intensive English Institute)

Kevin Pitts (Physics)

Yvonne Gonzales Redman (Voice)

Kelly Ritter (English)

Spencer Schaffner (English, Chair)

Synthia Sydnor (Kinesiology)

Thomas Teper (Library Administration)

Carolyn Wisniewski (Writers Workshop)