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Professional Activities

Advisory Boards

  • Community Writing Center (Chaired)
  • SLCC Publication Center
  • SLCC Writing Across the Curriculum & Writing Program (Chaired)
  • Student Conference on Writing & Social Justice (Chaired; founder)
  • Thayne Center for Service and Learning
  • Writing Centers Research Project (2005-2010)
  • Writing Certificate of Completion

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