Eric Klinger works in the Office of Undergraduate Education as the Faculty Director of the Writing Center, a campus academic support resource that provides one-to-one writing advice and feedback for students, faculty, staff, alumni, and university affiliates. Eric oversees a staff writing consultants composed of adjunct faculty, and graduate and undergraduate students who conduct over 6000 sessions per year. Eric’s responsibilities include developing, implementing, and assessing Writing Center curricula and programming that respond to the diverse and evolving needs of the CU Boulder community. Eric is a member of the International Writing Centers Association, the Colorado Wyoming Writing Centers Association, and the National Council of Teachers of English.
Eric teaches upper and lower-division writing courses for the Program for Writing and Rhetoric. Trained in liberatory pedagogy, Eric is specifically interested in how Socratic conversations and a writing process informed by reflection and revision can promote mutual learning and self-actualization. To quote Paula Gillespie and Neal Lerner, “All deserve the opportunity to find meaning in what they write and to share that meaning with others.” Eric enjoys connecting younger and older community members with CU students. He presents at summer bridge programs, and has helped local high schools to develop their own writing centers. Eric also teaches a popular intergenerational writing course that pairs community members over the age of 60 with CU students to explore the American Dream through writing and conversation.
Eric has taught writing at CU and overseen the Writing Center since 2004. He has an M.A. in Rhetoric and Professional Communication from New Mexico State University.