Susan McLeod, Writing Program Distinguished Scholar, Offers Workshop

Susan McLeod, the first annual speaker in the UCSB Writing Program's Distinguished Scholar Series, will visit UCSB on Wednesday, March 2, 2011. Dr. McLeod will offer a workshop and a public presentation.

Dr. McLeod's workshop, "It All Started with Freshman English: First Year Composition" will engage participants in a discussion about the past and future of the first-year writing course. Her later presentation, "The Future of Writing Programs: Where Have They Been? Where are They Going?" will draw on her recent research into the history of writing programs in the American academy and speculate about the future and relatively recent emergence of writing majors.

Dr. McLeod's public presentation, at 4pm in room 1432 South Hall, is free and open to the public. A reception at the Beachside Cafe will follow.

Susan McLeod is Research Professor and former Director of the UCSB Writing Program. Her publications include Writing Program Administration: A Reference Guide; Composing a Community: A History of Writing Across the Curriculum; and Notes on the Heart: Affective Issues in the Writing Classroom.