Welcome, Michelle Cox!

The Institute enthusiastically welcomes Michelle Cox, our new full-time multilingual specialist. Michelle received her Ph.D. in Composition-Rhetoric from the University of New Hampshire in 2006. Her scholarly interests include second language writing studies, Writing Across the Curriculum theory and program administration, and writing pedagogy. Michelle comes to Dartmouth from Bridgewater State University, where she launched a Writing Across the Curriculum Program and taught a variety of undergraduate and graduate writing and writing studies courses, including sections of first year writing designated for multilingual students. She is widely published; a short list of her most recent publications can be found at the end of this article.

At Dartmouth, Michelle will split her time between the graduate programs and the Institute for Writing and Rhetoric. For the graduate programs, Michelle will assess the need for, develop, and offer writing support to multilingual graduate students. For the Institute, Michelle will teach Writing 5 and help train RWIT's undergraduate tutors to support multilingual writers.

Michelle reports that she is looking forward to her work at Dartmouth. She remarks, "I am particularly interested in collaborating with RWIT and the Institute to foster a culture of multilingualism on campus, a culture that values what multilingual students bring to their writing, the classroom, and the college community."

Recent Publications

Special Issue of Across the Disciplines. Edited with Terry Myers Zawacki. "Writing across the Curriculum and Second Language Writers: Cross-Field Research, Theory, and Program Development." 8(4): December, 2011. 

"Introduction to WAC and Second Language Writing." Written with Terry Myers Zawacki. "Writing across the Curriculum and Second Language Writers: Cross-Field Research, Theory, and Program Development [Special Issue]." Across the Disciplines, 8(4): December, 2011. 

"WAC: Closing Doors or Opening Doors for Second Language Writers?" In "Writing across the Curriculum and Second Language Writers: Cross-Field Research, Theory, and Program Development [Special Issue]." Across the Disciplines, 8(4): December, 2011. 

"Reading an ESL Writer's Text" with Paul Kei Matsuda. Reprinted in Studies in Self-Access Learning Journal. March 2011.