UWP Lecturer Edits Collection of Margaret Atwood Essays

University Writing Program Lecturer Karma Waltonen served as the sole editor for the recently-published collection of essays titled "Margaret Atwood’s Apocalypses," which features essays by established and new Atwood scholars on Atwood’s poetry, "The Handmaid’s Tale," and the famous MaddAddam trilogy. Through this collection, readers will encounter ways to trace the theme of apocalypse through decades of Atwood’s work, and lenses through which to view various fictional apocalypses, including disability studies, theology, and ecofeminism.


Assistant Professor Rebekka Andersen Joins Advisory Council of the Center for Information-Development Management

In January, Assistant Professor Rebekka Andersen joined the Advisory Council of the Center for Information-Development Management (CIDM), an organization of information-development, training, and support managers from around the world ( The Advisory Council is made up of a select group of members invited to advise the CIDM on the issues and activities that are most valuable and timely to professionals within the field of information development.


UWP's Elyse Lord to Present at Writing Across the Curriculum Conference at CSU

University Writing Program Lecturer Elyse Lord will be co-presenting on project-based learning at the 6th Biannual Reading and Writing across the Curriculum Conference at CSU Sacramento on April 17. Lord's presentation focuses on the use of multimedia projects in classrooms and how these projects help students develop literacy skills.

More presentation details are available below.

Digital Showcase: Project-Based Learning across the Disciplines


University Writing Program Lecturer Karma Waltonen has won the 2015 Academic Federation Award for Excellence in Teaching

Karma has excelled as a teacher in the program's upper division writing courses and in her first-year seminars focused on topics ranging from The Simpsons to standup comedy. She is not only an outstanding teacher, but she also actively publishes about teaching and popular culture.
Karma will receive her award during the Academic Federation and Academic Senate awards ceremony on May 5.

Congratulations, Karma!


UWP Lecturer Shares Drumming Expertise during Interview with The Telegraph

Brad Henderson, a lecturer in the UWP and author of Drums: A Novel, recently shared his experiences teaching a first-year seminar on the psychology of drummers with Mick Brown of The Telegraph. Brown's article focuses on rock and roll drummers' reputations for "wild behaviour," and Henderson offers unique insight into the craft.
Read the full Telegraph article here: