DWR Welcomes New Faculty Member and Assistant Director of First-Year Composition, Dr. Jamila Kareem

July 03, 2017  The Department of Writing and Rhetoric is excited to welcome Dr. Jamila Kareem to the university. Dr. Jamila M. Kareem was born and raised in Indianapolis, Indiana, the heart of the Midwest. From a young age she was an enthusiastic reader, preferring books as toys rather than dolls and video...

DWR Welcomes New Faculty Member Dr. Sonia Arellano

July 03, 2017  The Department of Writing and Rhetoric is thrilled to welcome Dr. Sonia Arellano to UCF. Sonia is from Austin, Texas and most recently has moved to Orlando from Tucson, Arizona. Her research engages material projects that address social justice issues, specifically regarding death. For example she examines a quilt project...

Faculty Contributions to Pegasus Magazine

July 02, 2017  The summer issue of the university’s Pegasus magazine was a special edition which focused on the arts. Two of our faculty members, Nate Holic and Allie Pinkerton, were featured in the issue to showcase their work. Nate’s contribution was a story about Robert Vendetti, UCF alumni, and his success as...

Interview by Dr. Kirk St. Amant by Jennifer Roth Miller and Jessica Lynn Campbell, Ph.D. Students

July 01, 2017  Dr. Kirk St. Amant, a professor of technical communication at Louisiana Technical University, visited our campus in April as a guest speaker to the Texts and Technology Doctoral Program. Below is an excerpt from the interview on Dr. St. Amant’s perspectives of technical communication for the future: “Understanding how technology...

Recent DWR Award Winners

June 13, 2017  The Department of Writing and Rhetoric is continuously celebrating the successes of our faculty. Over the weekend, three of our faculty members have won various awards for their accomplishments. Stephanie Vie attended the 2017 Computers and Writing conference this past weekend in Findlay, Ohio. There, she received the 2016 Charles...

4th Annual DWR Awards Ceremony

May 09, 2017  The Department of Writing and Rhetoric hosted the 4th annual awards ceremony to honor exceptional faculty and students. The ceremony and reception followed the College of Arts and Humanities graduation ceremony. All students and their families within our department were invited, and the turnout was fantastic.   Three of our...

"I Am UCF" Showcase: A Success!

May 09, 2017  On May 1st, 2017, a few of our faculty and students came together for the “I Am UCF” showcase. The showcase was put on by Stephanie Wheeler and Natasha Jones as part of the Quality Enhancement Plan grant, and was organized by our department as well as with Theatre, Digital...

Angela Rounsaville Receives the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning Award

May 09, 2017  Angie Rounsaville (pictured on the left) of Writing and Rhetoric is being celebrated for winning the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning award from the Faculty Center of Teaching and Learning. According to FCTL, this award is given to those who “make outstanding contributions to the scholarship of teaching and learning...

Dr. Blake Scott Inducted into the Scroll & Quill Society

May 02, 2017  I’ve often said that people make a university great. And that’s especially true for UCF. We have outstanding faculty and staff members who are dedicated to lifting the lives and livelihoods of our students, conducting cutting-edge research and making a difference in our community and across the globe. – A....

WAC Hosted Schell Award Ceremony and the Faculty Fellows Program

April 28, 2017  On April 19, the UCF Writing Across the Curriculum (WAC) Program, housed in the Department of Writing and Rhetoric, hosted the Schell Award ceremony and the showcase of the WAC Faculty Fellows Program. The Schell Award for Implementing Innovative Writing Instruction in the Disciplines is given annually to a UCF...

Dr. Stephanie Vie Delivered Keynote Speech at the 2017 MAWCA Conference

April 11, 2017  Dr. Stephanie Vie of the Department of Writing and Rhetoric was invited to give the keynote speech at the 2017 Mid-Atlantic Writing Centers Association (MAWCA) Conference. Stephanie first became associated with the International Writing Centers Association (IWCA) while at her previous institution—Fort Lewis College in Durango, CO—where she spent several...

Around the Texts of Writing Center Work: A New Book by Dr. R Mark Hall

April 10, 2017  The Department of Writing and Rhetoric has another faculty member to have their work published. Dr. R. Mark Hall’s new book Around the Texts of Writing Center Work: An Inquiry-Based Approach to Tutor Education was published by the University Press of Colorado and Utah State University Press. Mark’s book draws...

Dr. Natasha Jones wins Nell Ann Pickett Award

April 10, 2017  The Conference on College Composition and Communication took place in Portland, Oregon this year, and several faculty members from the Department of Writing and Rhetoric attended. However, Dr. Natasha Jones stood out by winning the prestigious Nell Ann Pickett award. She is an assistant professor in the Department of Writing...

Vie wins prestigious national grant to study social media in writing classrooms

March 14, 2017  Dr. Stephanie Vie, associate professor and Interim Department Chair for Writing and Rhetoric, will be recognized at the 2017 Conference on College Composition and Communication (CCCC) as the recipient of a 2017 Research Initiative grant. The CCCC, an association within the National Council of Teachers of English (NCTE), is the...

2017 Department of Writing and Rhetoric Symposium

March 13, 2017  The Department of Writing and Rhetoric held their 3rd annual Writing and Rhetoric Symposium on February 22nd, 2017, to celebrate the hard work of students and faculty in the department’s undergraduate programs. The symposium theme, “Crossing Boundaries: Listening, Writing, & Rhetorical Action,” showcased concurrent sessions focused on using concepts of...

Adele Richardson: Excellence in Teaching and Advising

March 13, 2017  Adele Richardson of the Department of Writing and Rhetoric has had a busy year so far, winning two awards for her outstanding work as a professor and academic advisor. Adele won the 2017 College of Arts & Humanities Excellence in Undergraduate Teaching Award and the 2017 University Excellence in Undergraduate...

Nathan Holic’s Class Featured in the Orlando Sentinel

March 13, 2017  Nathan Holic of the Department of Writing and Rhetoric and his class were featured in the Orlando Sentinel on February 27, 2017 for his ENC3375 Rhetoric in Popular Culture class. This is a special topics class where the subject matter varies semester by semester, and largely depends on which professor...

Women Making History at UCF: Three Notable Women in Writing and Rhetoric

March 07, 2017  Three women in the Department of Writing and Rhetoric have been nominated to be featured on the website of the Center for Success of Women Faculty as “women making history at UCF.”The entire month of March is dedicated to Women’s History Month; every day, a different woman will be featured...

Dr. Kevin Roozen: Expanding Literate Landscapes

March 07, 2017  Kevin Roozen, an associate professor in the UCF College of Arts and Humanities Department of Writing and Rhetoric, recently had his book Expanding Literate Landscapes: Persons, Practices, and Sociohistoric Perspectives of Disciplinary Development published with Computers and Composition Digital Press. The book, which is co-authored with Joe Erickson of Anoka...

Ella Raynor: Winner of the 2017 CCCC Scholars for the Dream Award

February 27, 2017  Congratulations are in order for our very own Ella Dali Raynor for winning the 2017 CCCC Scholars for the Dream award. Ella is a graduate teaching assistant who has been with Writing and Rhetoric since fall of 2015 and is currently an MA student in the Writing and Rhetoric Master’s...