MemberCynthia-Marie M. O'Brien

I am interested in writing center scholarship, sustainable writing communities, writing program administration, the use of narrative in scholarship, transfer of writing center ethos from the one-on-one consultation to the group environment, graduate writing instruction, international education, writing as cultural phenomena, incorporating rhetorical tools from other languages into English-language conventions, and the essay.

MemberChris Lindgren

Chris Lindgren’s research and teaching specializes in the materialities of literacy, rhetoric and technology, and writing in the sciences. He investigates what can be learned about the dynamic nature of writing by studying the rhetorical complexity of writing and reading computer code.

MemberJorge Rodriguez

…                                                         2001
M. F A. in Creative Writing
Thesis—“Esperanza” and other Stories of East Harlem”
Lehman College, CUNY, Bronx NY                   …

Teaching professional with fourteen years experience originally from New York City. I believe that learning to writing well is an important life skill that can cut across all career tracks and help one achieve success in their given field. Specializing in creative aspects of writing such as poetry, short story writing, play-writing, and creative non fiction. Proficient in preparing upper level students for the rigors of thesis writing, preparation, and presentation. Secondary Specialization in web based magazine Editing and layout design. Fluency in conversational Spanish

MemberLaura Aull

Laura Aull is an associate professor of English and Linguistics at Wake Forest University and will begin as the director of the English Department Writing Program at the University of Michigan in 2020. Her most recent work focuses on linguistic analysis of civil discourse in academic writing, and her research can be found in journals focused on composition, applied linguistics, writing analytics, and writing assessment. She is the author of First-Year University Writing and the forthcoming book How Students Write: A Linguistic Analysis (MLA 2020), for which she received a National Academy of Education Spencer Postdoctoral Fellowship

MemberNorbert Elliot


Modern Language Association

Council for Programs in Technical and Scientific Communication

Association of Teachers of Technical Writing


New Jersey College English Association…
…The Journal of Writing Analytics (Analytics) is a peer-reviewed, open access journal published by Colorado State University Open Press. Additional support for the journal is provided by the University of South Florida and the National Science Foundation.

Conceptualized as a mu…
…Recent Books
Kelly-Riley, Diane and Norbert Elliot, eds. 2021. Improving Outcomes: Disciplinary
Writing, Local Assessment, and the Aim of Fairness. Forward by Anne Ruggles Gere.
New York: Modern Language Association.
Elliot, Norbert and Alice Horning, eds. 2020. Talki…

Rhetoric and Composition/Writing Studies, Writing Assessment, Technical Communication, Biography, Theory, Technology and Education, World Literature

MemberSarah Banting

… of Carol Berkenkotter, Vijay Bhatia, and Maurizio Gotti, eds. Insights into Academic Genres. Canadian Journal for Studies in Discourse and Writing 25.1 (2014): n.p. Web.Review of Eva Darias-Beautell, ed. Unruly Penelopes and the Ghosts: Narratives of English Canada. University o…

rhetoric and composition; writing studies; rhetorical genre studies; rhetoric of literary criticism; academic writing; urban literature; literature of place

MemberBruce Gospin

Teaching of writing, Writing in the Digital Age, vernacular aesthetics, African-American Literature, Beat Literature, and Walter Benjamin.I have been teaching writing and literature for over 25 years in a variety of environments, including a one year assignment in a South Korean University. As a young man I lived in Paris, worked at Shakespeare & Co. and dreamed of becoming a famous writer myself. As of today, I’m still working on that dream, only not as intensely.