Faculty workshop | Writing in the Studio and Classroom

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Workshop Description

An ongoing workshop series (fall and spring) focusing on the uses and teaching of writing in all programs at RISD. We will explore various forms and processes of writing taught across the fields of design, fine arts, and liberal arts (including formal and informal writing, short and long forms, and academic, professional, and creative genres). Each workshop will address the professional and pedagogical principles that give shape to writing practices in a specific area. Workshops will be organized by one or more faculty participants in collaboration with the Teaching and Learning Lab.  *Faculty are encouraged to attend all workshops in this series."

Instructor Bio

Tom Doran comes to the Teaching and Learning Lab with a background in inclusive and student-centered writing pedagogies, writing across the curriculum, environmental rhetoric, and the history of composition curricula in American colleges and universities. Over the last 12 years, he has taught academic, professional, and creative writing at six different postsecondary institutions, developing a pedagogy that emphasizes informal writing, multimodal composition, collaborative writing, blended learning, and hands-on content creation. He earned his PhD in English from UC Santa Barbara, focusing on environmental discourse and the rhetoric of animal protection among indigenous and Euro-colonial naturalists in the eighteenth and nineteenth-century Americas. As a Research Fellow for UCSB's Environmental Humanities Initiative, he developed and supported various research projects, interdisciplinary teaching initiatives, and community programs around the topic of climate justice. Before earning his PhD, he was an MA Teaching Fellow in SUNY New Paltz's Composition Program, where he taught first-year writing, regularly contributed to faculty-led workshops on writing pedagogy, participated in curriculum design and assessment, and tutored multilingual learners in college writing. Tom teaches courses at RISD on comics art, environmental justice, poetry, natural history, and environmental theory.

Wednesday, November 4 at 12:00pm to 1:00pm

More dates through November 24, 2020

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