Lecturer News: Comings and Goings

Lecturer News: Comings and Goings

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)

New lecturers

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.

Who's Returning

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

Who's Leaving

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.