Linda Adler-Kassner teaches Writing 2 ("Academic Writing," aka first-year composition), courses associated with public engagement and public discourse, and graduate courses in composition theory and pedagogy. She also works with faculty across the campus (and around the country) on research-based teaching, learning, and assessment.
- 805-893-4808 or 805-893-3006
- South Hall 1520/Cheadle Hall 1117
Katie Baillargeon teaches a range of academic writing courses, from lower-division Writing 1, 2, ACE, and 50, to upper-division 109s like Writing in the Humanities and Writing in the Social Sciences. She also teaches 107L—Legal Writing—in the professional writing series. Each summer, she runs UCSB's Dissertation Write-in for graduate students across the campus. Her research interests include how these dissertation boot camps aid student writers, food writing, and 17th-century French opera.
- Girvetz 1312
Norman Douglas ("Doug") Bradley teaches STEM-centered courses, including those within the undergraduate engineering sequence (Writing 1E, 2E, and 50E), Writing for Science and Technology (Writing 109ST), Writing for Health Professionals (Writing 109HP), and Writing and the Research Process (Writing 50) on the topic of urban legends, conspiracy theories, and hoaxes. He also teaches Scientific Literacy (Writing 159A) and Science Communication (Writing 259).
Kara Mae Brown teaches Writing 2 and Writing for Public Discourse (105PD), as well as a number of writing courses in the College of Creative Studies. Her research interests include assessment, online writing instruction, and multimodal composition. She also writes and publishes short stories and essays.
- Girvetz 2310
Ljiljana Coklin teaches a variety of writing classes: Writing 50 (Academic Research), 109F (Film), 107G (Global Studies), 107B (Business Writing), and 109HU (Humanities). Her teaching and research interests focus on issues of migrations, border crossings, gender and citizenship in a contemporary global society and culture. She is also interested in the role of communication in international conflicts and its potential in peace initiatives. She is an avid reader of contemporary fiction.
- South Hall 1518
Caren Converse teaches a variety of lower- and upper-division courses, including Writing 1, Writing 2LK (Linked to Sociology), Writing for Public Discourse (105PD), Writing and Ethics (105WE), Writing in the Social Sciences (109SS), and Writing for the Teaching Professions (109ED).
- Girvetz 1310
Craig Cotich teaches Grammar and Stylistics, Professional Editing, Writing for the Teaching Professions, Business Writing, as well as a range of academic writing courses. Specializing in two areas within the UCSB Writing Program, he directs the Professional Editing track of the minor and chairs the ACE program.
- Girvetz 1313
Chris Dean teaches Writing 1, Writing 2, Writing in Community (105CW), Rhetoric and Writing (105R), Multimedia Writing (105M), and Writing for the Teaching Professions (109ED).
- Girvetz 1314
Auli Ek teaches Writing 2 (Academic Writing), Writing 50 (Writing and the Research Process), Business Writing (107B), Professional Writing for Global Careers (107G), and Legal Writing (107EP). Her teaching and research interests include Writing Studies, writing pedagogy, U.S. cultures, and social and criminal justice. Her publications include Race and Masculinity in Contemporary American Prison Narratives (Routledge, 2005).
- South Hall 1510
Dr. Patricia Fancher studies and teaches on topics related to rhetoric and composition, especially feminist writing, scientific and technical communication, digital and new media rhetoric and writing.
She also serves as the Director of UCSB's Civic and Professional Leadership Institute and is the Director of Outreach and Digital Media for the Coalition of Feminist Scholars in the History of Rhetoric and Composition.
- South Hall 1516
Gina L. Genova, Esq. teaches Writing for Public Speaking (105PS), Business Writing (107B), Legal Writing (107L), and Advanced Legal Writing (110L). Her research interests range from the function and process of collaborative work in business spaces to the intersection, interference, and imposition of laws on the workplace environment.
- Girvetz 1325
Sarah Hirsch teaches Writing 1, 2, 107J, 107M, 109HU, and 109V. She received her Ph.D. in English from UC Santa Barbara with an emphasis on American literature and martime culture. Her current research interests are visual rhetoric and New Orleans, as she is working on the visual representation of the "X Code." The "X" was spray painted on the homes and buildings by Urban Search and Rescue teams in the wake of Hurrican Katrina. Sarah's reserach focuses on the intepretation of these images and the reinterpretation and repurposing of them by New Orleans' residents.
- Girvetz 1322
Peter Huk teaches a variety of writing classes, primarily the engineering writing sequence, Writing for Global Careers, Writing for Film, and Writing for the Humanities. His pedagogy and research interests include contemplative inquiry and reflection in the writing classroom and representation in documentary film.
- Girvetz 1314
Alli Johnson teaches Writing 1, Writing 2, and Writing 105 courses. Her research interests include 19th-century American literature, African-American literature, and print culture.
- Girvetz 1310
Jennifer Johnson teaches Approaches to University Writing (Writing 1) and Academic Writing (Writing 2), as well as Rhetoric and Writing (105R), Writing for the Social Sciences (109SS), Writing for Accounting (107A), and Academic Writing: Theory and Practice (501). She holds a Ph.D. in Composition and TESOL from Indiana University of Pennsylvania. Her current research interests include the training and preparation of composition teachers, genre theory, disciplinarity, and the relatinoship between composition and literary studies.
- Girvetz 1318
Patrick McHugh teaches Writing 50 (Work in the 21st Century), and a number of 100-level courses including Business Writing and Creative Nonfiction.
- Girvetz 1307
Ilene Miele teaches advanced courses in professional writing like Writing for the Teaching Professions (109ED), Writing about Sustainability (105S), and Creative Nonfiction (105C). She also teaches Writing 1 and 2 for the ACE Program (Academic Communities of Excellence).
- Girvetz 1311
Janet Mizrahi teaches Journalistic Writing (107J), Writing for Public Relations (107P), Web Content (107WC), Business and Administrative Writing (107B), and Health Professions (109HP), as well as a course in the Science Communication track of the Professional Writing Minor, Science Communication for the Public (159B). Ms. Mizrahi writes a professional blog and reads contemporary fiction to excess.
- Girvetz 1315
Kevin Moore teaches Writing about Film (109F), Rhetoric and Writing (105R), and Writing for the Health Professions (109HP). He also teaches in the Engineering Writing sequence.
- GIRV 1320
Dipali Murti teaches Writing for Business (107B), Journalism and News Writing (107J), and Writing for Global Careers (107G). Her research and teaching interests are intercultural business communication and how social media and Millennials are changing marketing and communication strategies within the business world.
- South Hall 1516
Amy Propen teaches courses in rhetoric and professional writing, including Writing About Sustainability, Multimedia Writing, and the Seminar in Document Design and Production. Her research interests focus broadly on visual-material and environmental rhetorics and rhetoric as advocacy.
Madeleine Sorapure is the Director of the Writing Program and co-director of the Multimedia Communication track of the Professional Writing Minor. She teaches Multimedia Writing, Document Design and Production, Digital Portfolio, and Digital Storytelling. She is the author of articles on multimodal composing, pedagogy, and technology published in Kairos, Computers and Composition, and elsewhere.
Heather Steffen teaches Writing 2, Writing and Ethics (105WE), and Writing for the Humanities (109HU). She researches academic labor, the history of higher education, and cultures of quantification and audit.
- South Hall 4723