Pavel Zemliansky, Professor and WAC Director
I am a professor in the Department of Writing and Rhetoric. I teach courses in composition, rhetoric, and professional communication. My research focuses on areas of connection between writing across the curriculum and writing in the disciplines on the one hand and professional writing and professional communication on the other. My other research interests include visual and digital rhetorics, and intercultural communication. As WAC Director, I am responsible for planning and coordinating the activities of the program.
Lindee Owens, Writing Across the Curriculum Coordinator
Since 1995 I have taught composition, grammar, and professional and expository writing full-time at UCF. For seven years I helped coordinate the First Year Writing Program, training and observing graduate students and new faculty. That focus led to piloting the “Writing about Writing” curriculum for FYW and then to co-writing the Instructor Manual for the textbook. Training writing teachers and observing them in the classroom has given me an inside and outside look at how students and teachers approach writing differently—and how to help faculty in other disciplines see writing as an important tool for learning.
Steffen Guenzel, Coordinator Writing Across the Curriculum / UWC
For about 15 years I have been teaching classes on writing and rhetoric, especially in first year composition and professional writing. Gradually, my research interests have evolved from technology-assisted teaching and learning to writing more effectively in the disciplines. In spring 2013 I teach the Writing/Tutoring Theory and Practice seminar to train new writing consultants that will enable us to provide quality writing support to more undergraduates, graduates and faculty from all over campus. In addition, I develop and implement a disciplinary writing consultant program to specifically address discipline specific writing goals and outcomes in the vertical curriculum that fellows develop in the WAC Fellows Program.