Steve Lamos, Ph.D.

Interim Director
Steve Lamos has been a member of the PWR faculty since 2005. In his new role as Interim Director, he works with his colleagues to shape the present and future direction of the PWR with respect to curriculum, staffing, budget, and student support. He has also published a range of work directly relevant to writing program administration: this includes his book Interests and Opportunities: Race, Racism, and University Writing Instruction...
Linda Nicita, Ph.D.

Linda Nicita, Ph.D.

Director, Academic Services
Program for Writing and Rhetoric
With 29 years of experience at CU -- on both the faculty and administrative sides -- Dr. Nicita oversees operations for PWR, including budgeting, course management, faculty support, student enrollment, office logistics, and coordination with other CU units. Working closely with the Program Director and other faculty administrators, Dr. Nicita ensures that the PWR’s various curricular initiatives carry out the mission of the program.
John Ackerman, Ph.D.

John Ackerman, Ph.D.

Associate Director for Writing Across the Curriculum and Writing in the Disciplines
Dr. Ackerman is a leading scholar in the areas of civic life, rhetoric in everyday, and collective memory studies. For the PWR he provides administrative leadership across program initiatives, including personnel (recruitment, retention, and reappointment), budgets, curriculum and campus and community planning. He develops programs and curricula devoted to sustainability and resiliency.
Laurie Gries, Ph.D.

Laurie Gries, Ph.D.

Associate Director for Graduate Studies
Christine Macdonald, Ph.D.

Christine Macdonald, Ph.D.

Associate Director for Professional Development and Curricular Oversight
Dr. Macdonald is responsible for oversight of all professional development plans and activities for PWR faculty, including workshops and mentoring. She identifies opportunities for faculty to demonstrate multiple measures of teaching effectiveness and Chairs the PWR Professional Development Committee.
Rold Norgaard, Ph.D.

Rolf Norgaard, Ph.D.

Associate Director for Upper-Division Curriculum
Dr. Norgaard is responsible for the implementation and coordination of the Interdisciplinary Certificate in Writing. He directs upper-division writing in the PWR, and chairs the upper-division curriculum committee. In addition to overseeing assessment activities in the PWR, he serves as liaison with other units on campus regarding required writing courses, such as the College of Engineering and Applied Science and the Leeds School of Business.
Lonni Pearce, Ph.D

Lonni Pearce, Ph.D.

Associate Director for First-Year Writing
Dr. Pearce is responsible for oversight of all first-year writing courses including curriculum and assessment and providing pedagogical resources for faculty. In addition, she works with the Library, RAPs, and Student Affairs on programmatic and policy issues related to first-year writing and the first-year experience.
Anthony Abiragi

Anthony Abiragi, PhD

Coordinator of Information Literacy

Dawn Colley, Ph.D.

Continuing Education Liason
Rebecca Dickson, Ph.D.

Rebecca Dickson, Ph.D.

Student Affairs Coordinator
Dr. Dickson hears and resolves all disagreements and complaints between faculty and students in PWR classes with regard to consistency in teaching and evaluation as well as FERPA compliance.
Andrea Feldman, Ph.D.

Andrea Feldman, Ph.D.

Coordinator for English as a Second Language Writers
Andrea Feldman initiated and coordinates the Program for Writing and Rhetoric's ESL program in first-year writing and in scientific and professional writing. She holds a Ph.D. in Cognitive Linguistics, specializing in Language Acquisition. In her role as Coordinator, Andrea liaises with the Office of International Education and other departments on campus as well as in the PWR. She conducts workshops for faculty, developing resources that complement our curricular needs, and...