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About the project

The development of these 14 modules was supported by a Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board Professional Development Modules Grant, 2008-2010.

About the authors

The content area team include the following faculty from The University of Texas at El Paso:

Dr. Beth L. Brunk-Chavez is the Associate Dean of the College of Liberal Arts, Director of First-Year Composition, Associate Professor of Rhetoric and Writing Studies at the University of Texas at El Paso. Her presentations and publications primarily focus on the teaching of writing, writing with technology, teaching with technology, and writing program administration. She teaches a variety of writing classes as well as history of rhetoric, intro to rhetoric and writing studies, and composition theory and pedagogy. Beth is a 2009 recipient of The University of Texas Regents' Outstanding Teaching Award.

Nancy Reuther Shaffer is a full-time lecturer in Developmental English at the University of Texas at El Paso. She holds a Masters of Fine Arts Degree, teacher’s certifications K-12 with specializations in Reading and English, and is a trained Academic Therapist for the Learning Disabled. Her teaching and research concentrations include reading, writing, study strategies, creative writing and literature. Her presentations primarily focus on the teaching of reading, writing, and study strategies.

Terri Storey-Gore is a full-time lecturer in Developmental English at the University of Texas at El Paso. She teaches reading, writing, university studies, and first-year composition. Her recent work includes reading and writing curriculum and delivery redesigns. She has presented on these subjects at Developmental English conferences. She has also taught speech, drama literature, and literature survey courses and ran a public school writing lab for three years.

Steven T. Varela is a full-time lecturer in the First-Year Composition Program at the University of Texas at El Paso. He has a Masters degree in English Literature, a Masters degree in Education with a specialization in Reading, and a Masters degree in Educational Administration. His teaching and research focus in the areas of writing and reading, literary theory and pedagogy, popular culture, women's studies, and educational policy. Steve is a 2009 recipient of The University of Texas Regents' Outstanding Teaching Award.

Design team

Sunay Palsole

Vinayak Melarkod

Amaury Perez

Oscar Delgado

Miriam Mitzi Rosas

Erika Grijalva

Adrian Veliz

Didier Hernandez-Bizouarn

Rebecca L. Nelson

Cynthia A. Castro

Nitesh G. Desai

Chris Baca

Dr. Vanessa L. Davis




Evaluators

Dr. Catherine Oleksiw