About the Department
In July, 2014 the University Writing Program became the Department of Writing and Rhetoric Studies, making it one of several high-profile institutions in the country to better identify its role locally and nationally. We now offer a growing major and minor while still offering essential writing courses to undergraduate and graduate students across campus. Our interdisciplinary Ph.D. in Writing and Rhetoric Studies is currently offered through three partnering departments; students take courses with us and complement their scholarly interest through the partnering department.
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Max Werner has received the U's John R. Park Fellowship.
Congratulations to Max who received this fellowship for research related to his project, "Wolf and Human Management: A Longitudinal Study." He will receive funding from the University Teaching Committee for travel, study, and course development during Summer and Fall.
Nona Brown and Maureen Clark have been awarded Professional Equity Program grants by CCCC.
Congratulations Nona and Maureen! These grants help defray conference cost for highly motivated non-tenure line faculty members/instructors.
Nina Feng, a Ph.D. student in Writing and Rhetoric Studies has won a 2017 CCCC Scholars for the Dream Travel Award.
Congratulations to Nina for winning this very prestigious national award for emerging grad student scholars in the field!
Charissa Che, a third-year Ph.D. student in Writing and Rhetoric Studies is featured in the Humanities Newsletter.
We just released our latest newsletter with updated information and articles written by our students and staff.