People

WAC Administrators:

KimberlyH-2Kimberly Harrison is the Director of WAC initiative; In addition to the WAC program, she directs the Writing and Rhetoric program and is a professor of English. She regularly teaches the writing pedagogy classes required for teaching assistants assigned to teach in the program. She has published on writing program administration and on women’s rhetoric during the American Civil War; her most recent book is The Rhetoric of Rebel Women: Civil War Diaries and Confederate Persuasion (SIUP, 2013). Contact  

 

Ming Fang is the Associate Director of WAC initiative.  She has worked in FIU’s WAC team since 2012 when she first started her employment in the English Department. She has worked with faculty in Biology, Engineering, Modern Languages, Public Health, and Global & Sociocultural Studies. Ming holds a Ph.D. in Foreign and Second Language Education from the Ohio State University. With her interest in multilingual writing, she’s particularly invested in exploring issues about multilingual students writing across the curriculum and strategies for working with these students. Contact

 

WAC Consultants:

Wanda Raiford earned her Ph.D. in English from the university of Iowa, her JD from the University of Miami School of Law, and her BA from Brown University. In addition to her formal training, she came to FIU with a significant background in applied rhetoric, having held a series of responsible positions as an appellate lawyer specializing in statutory construction, a programmer in international public diplomacy working for and with the U.S. State Department, a legal lexicographer and writing consultant, and a legislative aide to a U.S. senator. Her drive to work with faculty across disciplines is fueled by her interdisciplinary research in gender and racial justice and her interest in science writing for the general public. Since joining FIU in 2012, Wanda Raiford has focused on teaching the first-year writing sequence, technical and business writing, and a special topics course, Introduction to Legal Thinking and Writing-one of the few of its kind taught anywhere in the nation.  Contact

Jackie Amorim has been teaching since 2006 and has been teaching in FIU’s Writing and Rhetoric program since 2015. Jackie is especially interested in writing assignment design, responding to student writing, peer instruction and peer review, and active learning. She’s also interested in how writing can help students think critically about complex ideas and how it can be used to support an active, engaged classroom. Jackie works with the Interdisciplinary Writing Teaching Assistants (IWTAs) who are learning to incorporate writing in their own courses. Contact