Wendy Sharer is currently Director of the Quality Enhancement Plan, “Write Where You Belong.” Previously, she was Director of Writing Foundations for six years. Her interests include composition pedagogy, writing program administration, feminist theory, and the history of rhetoric and composition. She has served as President of the Carolinas Writing Program Administrators organization and is currently a member of Executive Committees of the Conference on College Composition and Communication (CCCC) and the Coalition of Women Scholars in the History of Rhetoric and Composition (CWSHRC). Additionally, she is a member of the editorial board of the journals WPA: Writing Program Administration and Peitho (the journal of CWSHRC). Her current long-term research project is a study of writing instruction in the camps of the Civilian Conservation Corps during the 1930s.
B.A. Hamilton College
M.A. Syracuse University
Ph.D. Pennsylvania State University
Primary Areas of Research/Teaching
Composition Theory and Pedagogy
History of Rhetoric and Composition
8615: History and Theory of Rhetoric I
7665: Special Topics in Rhetoric and Composition
7630: Cultural Rhetoric and Writing
7615: Rhetorical Theory
6625: Teaching Composition, Theory and Practice
6630: Studies in the Process of Composition
3835: Persuasive Writing
3810: Advanced Composition
2830: Writing and Style
Selected Publications and Presentations
Working in the Archives: Practical Research Methods for Rhetoric and Composition (Southern Illinois UP 2009), co-edited with Alexis Ramsey, Barbara L’Eplattenier, and Lisa Mastrangelo.
1977: A Cultural Moment in Composition (Parlor P, 2008), co-edited with Brent Henze and Jack Selzer.
Reclaiming Accountability: Using the Work of Re/Accreditation and Large-Scale Assessment to Improve Writing Instruction and Writing Programs (forthcoming Utah State UP), co-edited with Will Banks, Michelle Eble, and Tracy Morse.
Vote and Voice: Women's Organizations and Political Literacy, 1915-1930 (Southern Illinois UP, 2004)
Rhetorical Education in America (U of Alabama P, 2004), co-edited with Cheryl Glenn and Margaret Lyday
E-mail & Website Links
Rhetoric & Composition Program
Quality Enhancement Plan