Chris Thaiss and James Murphy Co-Edit New Edition of A Short History of Writing Instruction

Routledge has just published the new 4th edition of A Short History of Writing Instruction: From Ancient Greece to the Modern United States, co-edited by UWP emeritus professor Chris Thaiss and emeritus professor James J. Murphy, formerly of the English Department and the Department of Communication and Rhetoric.


Michael P. Montgomery Wins First Place in the Norma J. Lang Prize for Undergraduate Information Research

Michael P. Montgomery, a fourth-year marine and coastal science major (oceans and the Earth system emphasis) minoring in professional writing and history, received first place in the Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences category of this year’s Norma J. Lang Prize. The prize, named after and funded by the late UC Davis Professor Emerita of Botany, Norma J. Lang, is for undergraduate students whose research projects make extensive use of library resources and advance their understanding of the academic research process. 


Minor in Professional Writing at UC Davis!

Hear from recent graduates who completed the minor in professional writing at UC Davis! In this video, Anjali Bhat, former peer advisor for the minor, shares her experiences with UWP courses, UWP faculty, and professional writing internships. Special thanks to our video producers Joseph Nunez and Melanie Zelaya, interns for the Professional Writing Program, for coordinating the series and for their vision of featuring the good work of our amazing UC Davis students.


Dana Ferris and Amy Lombardi Publish Article in Journal of Writing Assessment

UWP Director Dana Ferris and DE PhD student Amy Lombardi published the article "Collaborative Placement of Multilingual Writers: Combining Formal Assessment and Self-Evaluation" in volume 13.1 of The Journal of Writing Assessment. They examines the results of a collaborative placement study involving students in UWP EMS courses. 


UWP Lectures Teach 10% of all First-Year Seminars in 2019

UWP Lecturers play a major role in UC Davis’s First-Year Seminar program. In Spring 2019, just over 10% of all first-year seminars offered at UC Davis were taught by UWP Unit 18 Lecturers. People who taught First-Year Seminars in 2019 include Sarah Faye, Erika I-Tremblay, Amy Clarke, Karma Waltonen, Andrea Ross, Bill Sewell, Andy Jones, Elisabeth Lore, Theresa Walsh, Jillian Azevedo, Pam Demory, Kathie Gossett, Lisa Sperber, Alison Bright, Katie Rodger, Ken Anderson, Heather Milton, Sophia Jin, Katie Arosteguy, and Agnes Stark.