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A Directory of Rhetoric and Writing Research Centers, 1980-1999

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The following center directory assembles information collected from center articles, reports, newsletters, and websites, as well as from interviews with various center personnel. The list has been verified as of 2010; however, it is not comprehensive. Please contact CCCC to add to this list, share center strategies, and develop connections that will perpetuate the associative work of research centers in rhetoric and writing.  You can also engage in conversations about this work in the CCCC Connected Community.

 

Writing Research Center  |  1980

Location:  George Mason University

Served as Directors:  Donald Gallehr, Robert Gilstrap, Anne Legge, Marian Mohr, Marie Wilson-Nelson

Inside Researchers:  Janet L. Miller, Michael Squires, Louis I. Middleman, Charles Stallard, Richard L. Coffinberger, Nancy Hoagland, Mike Bruno, Moira Shannon Shine, Edward Anderson, James F. Sanford, Richard Murray, Warren Self, Scott Buechler  

Outside Researchers:  Donald Graves, Dixie Goswami, Lucy Calkins, Sondra Pearl, Nancy Sommers  

Project Secretaries:  Louise Moore, Lois Cunningham, Elizabeth Tusing, Marilyn Armstrong, Stacy Saunders

 

National Center for the Study of Writing  |  1985

National Center for the Study of Writing and Literacy  |  1990

Locations:  University of California at Berkeley, Carnegie Mellon University

Served as Directors:  Sarah Warshauer Freedman, Ann Haas Dyson, Glynda Hull, James Gray, Linda Flower, John R. Hayes, Richard Sterling, Donald McQuade, Peggy Trump Loofburrow, Andrew Bouman, Robert Calfee, Jabari Mahiri, Carol Stack, Guadalupe Valdes

Affiliated Researchers:  Melanie Sperling, Anne DiPardo, Jane Danielewicz, Geraldine Joncich Clifford, James Britton, Linnea C. Ehri, Wallace Chafe, Louise M. Rosenblatt, Alex McLeod, Jennie Nelson, Mike Rose, June Barnhart, Joyce Hieshima, Elizabeth Sulzby, Margaret Kantz, John Ackerman, Victoria Stein, Kathleen McCormick, Anne M. Penrose, Carol Berkenkotter, Thomas N. Huckin, Linda J. Carey, Christina Haas, Marisa Castellano, Kay Losey Fraser, Paul Ammon, Charles Ester, Herbert D. Simons, Nancy Nelson Spivey, Celia Genishi, Rafael Ramirez, Sandra Schecter, Jane Stanley, Linda A. Harklau, Joseph Petraglia, Stuart Greene, Cynthia Greenleaf, Colette Daiute, Bridget Dalton, Maria Paz Echevarriarza, Paz Hardo, Shawn Parkhurst, Pam Perfumo, Stanford T. Goto, Rebekah Caplan, Mary K. Healey, Mary Hurdlow, Robert J. Tierney, Ann S. Rosebery, Betsey Bowen, Bertram C. Bruce, James Moffett, Jenny Cook-Gumperz, Marcia Farr, Robert Gundlach, Carole Edelsky, Sarah Hudelson, Vivian Gussin Paley, Alex Moore, Mary Sue Ammon, David L. Wallace, John J. Gumperz, Sandra Lee McKay, Sarah Merritt, Joan Kernan Cone, Fred Henchinger, James E. Lobdell, Griselle M. Diaz-Gemmati, Karen A. Schriver      

 

Computer Research Lab  |  1986

Computer Writing and Research Lab  |  1993

Digital Writing and Research Lab  | 2009

Location:  University of Texas at Austin

Served as Directors:  John Slatin, Margaret Syverson, Clay Spinuzzi, Diane Davis 

Affiliated Faculty:  Hugh Burns, Lester Faigley, Susan Romano, Albert Rouzie, John J. Runnion, John Ruszkiewicz

Affiliated Graduate Students:  Fred Kemp, Paul Taylor, Wayne Butler, Joyce Locke Carter, Valerie Balester, Nancy Peterson, Kay Halasek, Joanna Wolfe, Janice Walker, Daniel Anderson, Nick Evans, Beth Kolko, Bret Benjamin, Chris Busiel, Bill Paredes-Holt, T. Barker, Scott Browning, Tonya Browning, Darren Cambridge, Barbara Cambridge, Pat Hutchings, Lee Shulman, Charles Carter, Michael Erard, Ben Feigert, Laura Kramarsky, Shannon Prosser, Alison Regan, Lynn Rudloff, Dan Seward, Mafalda Stasi, C. Robert Stevens, Joan Tornow, Greg Vanhoosier-Carey, Susan Warshauer, Denise Weeks

 

Center for Interdisciplinary Studies of Writing  |  1987

Center for Writing  |  2007

Location:  University of Minnesota

Served as Directors:  Lillian Bridwell-Bowles, Pamela Flash, Kirsten Jamsen, Muriel Thompson, Katie Levin, Debra Hartley, Mitchell Ogden

Affiliated Graduate Students:  Paul Prior, Susan Batchelder, Craig Hansen, Mark Olson, Elaine Cullen, Kathleen Sheerin Devore, Michael Kuhne, Kimberely Lynch, Pamela Olano, Kim Donehower, Christina Glendenning, Holly Littlefield, Ann Browning, Mesut Akdere, Anita Gonzalez, Elizabeth Leer, Michael Seward, Linda Tetzlaff, Susan Leem, Erin Harley, Elizabeth Oliver

 

Center for Educational Computing in English  |  1988

Location:  Carnegie Mellon University

Served as Directors:  Christine M. Neuwirth

Affiliated Names:  Terilyn Gillespie, Mike Palmquist, David S. Kaufer, Gary Keim, Ravinder Chandhok, James H. Morris

 

 

Center for Community Literacy  |  1989

Location:  Carnegie Mellon University

Served as Directors:  Linda Flower, John R. Hayes, Wayne Peck, Elenore Long, Donald Tucker, Tim Flower

Affiliated Names:  Lorraine Higgins, Julie Deems, Amanda Young, Jennifer Flach, Maureen Mathison, David Fleming, Patricia Wojahn, Gwen Gorzelsky

 

Pearce Center for Professional Communication  |  1989

Location:  Clemson University

Served as Directors:  Carl Lovitt, Kathleen Yancey, Susan Hilligoss

Affiliated Names:  Art Young, Teddi Fishman, Steven Katz, Barbara Ramirez, Joe Sample, Summer Smith Taylor, Michael Neal, Donna Winchell, Shane Peagler, Barbara Heifferon, Nancy Jackson, Meg Morgan, Morgan Gresham, Andrew Billings, Bernadette Longo, Mary Haque, Kelby Halone

 

The Center for Research on Writing and Communication Technologies  | 1991

The Center for Research on Communication and Technology  |1995

Location:  Colorado State University

Served as Directors:  Michael Palmquist, Donald Zimmerman

Affiliated Faculty:  Nick Carbone, Doug Flahive, Kate Kiefer, Donna LeCourt, Bill McBride, Louann Reid, Steve Reid, Sarah Rilling, Judith Buddenbaum, Kirk Hallahan, Marilee Long, Greg Luft, Garrett Ray, Donna Rouner, Jane Singer, Pete Seel, Michael Slater, James VanLeuven, David Vest, Tom Siller, Pat Kendall, Anneliese von Mayrhauser

 

Networked Writing Environment  |  1994

Location:  University of Florida

Served as Directors:  Gregory Ulmer

Affiliated Names:  Jeff Rice

 

Usability Center  |  1994

Location:  Southern Polytechnic State University

Served as Directors:  Carol Barnum

 

Center for Communication in Science, Technology, and Management  | 1995

Center for Information Society Studies  | 2000

Location:  North Carolina State University

Served as Directors:  Carolyn Miller, Robert Entman

 

Professional Writing Usability Lab  |  1997

Location:  Purdue University

Affiliated Names:  Patricia Sullivan, James Porter, Johndan Johnson-Eilola

 

New City Writing / Press  | 1998

Location:  Temple University, Syracuse University

Served as Directors:  Steve Parks, Eli Goldblatt

Affiliated Faculty:  John Burdick

Affiliated Graduate Students:  Brian Baille, Collette Caton, Candace Epps-Robertson, Reva Evonne-Sias, J. Haynes

 

Center for Research in Work Place Literacy  |  1998

Location:  Kent State University

Affiliated Faculty:  Stephen Witte, Raymond Craig, Patricia Dunmire, Christina Haas, Robin M. Queen, C. Greenwood, M. Shaw

 

Indiana Center for Intercultural Communication  |  1999

Location:  Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis

Served as Directors:  Ulla Connor

Affiliated Names: Stephanie Balunda, Amir Hayat, Kathryn Lauten, Honnor Orlando, W. Rozycki, M. Anthony, E. Nagelhout, K. McIntosh, T. A. Upton, A. Anino, M. Robillard, E. Goering, T. Vasilopoulos, J. Gao, A. Mbaye.

 

Center for the Study and Teaching of Writing  |  1999

Location:  Ohio State University

Served as Directors: Andrea Lunsford, Frank O’Hare, H. Lewis Ulman, Beverly Moss, Richard Selfe

Affiliated Faculty:  Kitty Locker, Doug Dangler, Cynthia Selfe, Kay Halasek

Affiliated Graduate Students:  Nels P. Highberg, Kristin Risley, Amy Helder, Melissa Dunbar, Melissa Ianetta, Mark Letcher, Jamie Anderson, Meg Triplett, Mike Sasso, Mickie Sebenoler, Thomas Savas, Ivan Stefano, Chevy Sidel, Haivan Hoang, Chevy Sidel, Dena Komula, Erin Armstrong, Cat Gubernatis, Shira Handler, Jason Palmeri, Nancy Pine, Elizabeth Marsch, Eve O. Rebennack, Barbara Glass, Tera Petella, Faye D'Silva, Taylor Nelms, Nathan Weidenbenner, Jill Pennington, Charm Moreto, Sharon Estes, Kim Ballard, Jule Wallis, C. Jo Doran, Wendy Wolters Hinshaw, Jennifer Schneider, Julie Moore, Erin SanGregory, Julie Morris, Warren McCorkle, Nicole Caswell, Nancy Hill McClary, Ann Zgodinski, David Sutton, Kate Laraway, Rachel Clark, Alexis Stern

 

Tom and Anne Pearce Communication Center  |  1999

Location:  Columbia College

Served as Directors:  Nancy Tuten, Charles Pearce, Kyle Love

 

The Center for Writing Studies  |  1999

Location:  University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Affiliated Faculty:  Dennis Baron, Dale Bauer, Bruce Bertram, Mark Dressman, Anne Haas Dyson, Gail Hawisher, Elizabeth Morley, Peter Mortensen, Sarah McCarthey, Ned O’Gorman, Catherine Prendergast, Paul Prior, Spencer Schaffner 

Affiliated Graduate Students:  Jessica Bannon, Hannah Bellwoar, Patrick W. Berry, Rebecca Bilbro, Heather Blain, Amber Buck, Michael Burns, Amanda Cash, Alexandra Cavallaro, Steven E. Gump, Gail Hapke, Amelia Herb, Cory Holding, Yu-Kyung Kang, Adam Korman, Eileen Lagman, Melissa Larabee, Samantha Looker, Kaitlin Marks-Dubbs, Lauren Marshall Bowen, Kristin McCann, Ligia Mihut, Young-Kyung Min, John O'Connor, Andrea Olinger, Christa Olson, Jenica Roberts-Stanley, Vanessa Rouillon, Julia Marie Smith, Jonathan Stone, Martha Webber

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