Writing and public policy, writing pedagogy and theory, writing program administration, writing and learning
- 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).
- 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
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
Auli Ek teaches Writing 2 (Academic Writing), Writing 50 (Writing and the Research Process), Business Writing, Professional Writing for Global Careers, and Legal Writing. Her teaching and research interests include Writing Studies, writing pedagogy, US cultures, and social and criminal justice. Her publications include Race and Masculinity in Contemporary American Prison Narratives (Routledge 2005).
- South Hall 1510
Rhetoric and Composition, Feminist rhetoric, Scientific and technical communication, digital and new media rhetoric and writing.
- South Hall 1516
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
Jennifer Johnson teaches Writing 1, Writing 2 (both in and outside the ACE Program), Writing 107A, 107B and 109SS. Jennifer is currently working on a dissertation to finish her Ph.D. in Composition at Indiana University of Pennsylvania. Her current research interests include the training and preparation of teachers of composition, genre theory, and the relationship between composition and literary studies.
- Girvetz 1318
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.