People

  • Teaching Assistant
  • Research Professor - Retired
  • Lecturer

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
  • Continuing Lecturer

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.

  • Lecturer

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.

  • Lecturer

Nomi Morris  teaches Journalism and News Writing (WRIT 107J), as well as Journalism for Web and Social Media (WRIT 126). Her background is in international journalism,  writing on the arts and religion, narrative nonfiction, essay, and commentary. Her work has been published in TIME, Newsweek, Los Angeles Times, Los Angeles Review of Books, Ascent and other media outlets and literary journals. She has been a foreign correspondent in Europe and the Middle East and holds an MFA in Creative Writing (Nonfiction).

  • South Hall 1401
  • Lecturer

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
  • Teaching Assistant
  • Lecturer-retired
  • Assistant Professor

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.

  • Teaching Assistant
  • Teaching Assistant
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  • Lecturer
  • Girvetz 1312
  • Teaching Assistant
  • Lecturer

Bob Samuels teaches Writing for Public Discourse (105PD), Writing for the Social Sciences (109SS), Writing for the Teaching Professions (109ED), and Rhetoric and Writing (105R).

  • Lecturer
  • South Hall 1401
  • Teaching Assistant
  • Teaching Assistant
  • Lecturer
  • South Hall 1308
Madeleine Sorapure
  • Program Director

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 KairosComputers and Composition, and elsewhere. 

  • 805-893-2462
  • South Hall 1522
  • Teaching Assistant
  • South Hall 2432X
  • Lecturer
  • South Hall 1519
  • Lecturer

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
  • Teaching Assistant
  • South Hall 2432W
  • Manager
  • Student Services
  • 805-893-2708
  • SH 3432G
  • Teaching Assistant
  • South Hall 5432H
Gretchelle
  • Academic Personnel Coordinator
  • 805-893-3479
  • Teaching Assistant
  • Lecturer-retired
  • Lecturer
  • South Hall 1401
  • Lecturer
  • South Hall 1510
Jonathan (Scott) Weedon
  • Lecturer
  • jweedon@writing.ucsb.edu
  • Lecturer

Ellen O'Connell Whittet teaches Writing 2, Multimedia Writing (107M), Creative Nonfiction (105C), and Writing for the Humanities (109HU).

  • Lecturer Emeritus - Retired

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