As the new academic year approaches, it's time to reflect on who's coming, who's going, and who's taking on new roles and responsibilites at Stanford.
Who's coming: Instructors
We're please to welcome a cohort of 10 new fellows and 3 new lecturers to PWR, all of whom spent August in Pedagogy sessions.
New fellows (all recent PhDs from Stanford)
- Jakeya Caruthers studied the anthropology of education and will be teaching the "Rhetoric of Reproduction" this fall.
- Lindsey Felt taught in PWR as a second year English graduate student, and now, having completed her doctorate, will be teaching "The New Normal: The Rhetoric of Disability" this fall.
- Mark Gardiner, a former Hume tutor, joins us from the Anthropology Department. His fall class is "Who speaks for nature? Rhetorics of environmentalism and justice".
- Brian Kim received his doctorate from the Department of Slavic Languages and Literature and will be teaching "Writing What You Eat: The Rhetoric of Food" in the fall.
- Andrea Kortenhoven comes to us from the field of sociolinguistics; her fall PWR 1 class is "The Rhetoric of Humor."
- Allison Mickel joins us from the Anthropology department and will be teaching "King Tut's Tomb, Penicillin, and Lilliputians: The Rhetoric of Discovery".
- Lauren Oakes received her doctorate from Earth, Energy, and Environmental Sciences; her fall PWR 1 is "What Are We Trying to Sustain? The Rhetoric of Nature's Values and Services".
- Jamie O'Keeffe received her degree from Stanford's Graduate School of Education and will be teaching "The Rhetoric of Success" this fall.
- Lisa Poggiali, who received her degree in Anthropology here at Stanford, comes to us after a year's post-doc at the University of Pennsylvania. Her PWR 1 is "Power Lines and Water Pipes: Writing the Global City through Infrastructure".
- Mackenzie Russell taught for PWR as a second year graduate student in Comparative Literatures and now, having completed her degree, will be teaching "'Did You Hear That?' The Rhetoric of the Ghost Story".
Who's Coming: Staff
Over the summer, we welcomed two great new additions to our PWR staff.
- Jenae Cohn has joined us from UC Davis as our new Academic Technology Specialist. Jenae recently received her PhD in English with an emphasis in Writing, Rhetoric, and Composition Studies at UCD, where she completed a dissertation on the remediation of the printed book in digital spaces.
- Justine DeSilva has joined us as our new Student Outreach and Community Associate for both Hume and PWR. Justine recently received her B.A. in Comparative Studies in Race and Ethnicity (CSRE) here at Stanford, minoring in Creative Writing.
With the start of the 2016-2017 academic year, former lecturer Cassie Wright is rejoining our PWR community. Cassie was previously a lecturer with us from 2013-2015. She will be teaching her PWR 2, "Global Games: The Rhetoric of Sport for Development" in the fall.
Who's Taking on New Roles
Several people in our PWR community are taking on new positions or responsibilities through PWR and the University.
- Director of Oral Com, Doree Allen, will be serving as interim director of the Hume Center for Writing and Speaking for 2016-2017
- Our temporary Student Services Specialist, Zack Al-Witri, is no longer temporary; he has become the permanent Student Services Specialist for PWR
- Faculty Director Adam Banks is just completing his training to be a Resident Fellow in Potter, an upper-class dorm
- Erica Cirillo-McCarthy will be serving as the Assistant Director for Hume (working closely with Hume Associate Director Sarah Pittock and Interim Director Doree Allen)
- Chris Kamrath has taken on the position of PWR 1 Course Coordinator
Every year, we're sad to say good-bye to colleagues who have moved on to other opportunities. This year, we wish the following former PWR instructors and friends well as they transition into their next great adventures: Julia Bleakney, Jesse Davie-Kessler, Kiersten Jakobsen, Hanna Janiszewska, Lindsey Mantoan, Alyssa O'Brien, Ethan Plaut, Susan Schuyler, Trisha Stan, Rob Stephan, and Eric Vanden Bussche.