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Endowed Professorship—Roy Pearce Professor of Professional Communication

Clemson University's English Department seeks an outstanding scholar and teacher at the associate or full professor rank for an endowed professorship, the Roy Pearce Professor of Professional Communication. With a well-established and active research agenda, the Pearce Professor will inspire innovative and engaged critical inquiry, articulate the need for and value of public rhetorics, mentor junior faculty and students, and provide vision and leadership in support of various curricular and institutional programs, including a robust professional writing curriculum at the BA level, MA programs in Writing, Rhetoric, and Media (MAWRM) and English (MAE), as well as an interdisciplinary PhD in Rhetorics, Communication, and Information Design (RCID). The Pearce Professor will also work closely with the Pearce Center for Professional Communication and the Campbell Chair in Technical Communication to advance Clemson’s highly regarded communication across the curriculum initiatives.


WPA 32n1 Published

Issue 32.1 of WPA: Writing Program Administration (Fall/Winter 2008) is now available to WPA members on the WPA website: http://wpacouncil.org/32n1. You must be logged in and have an active WPA membership to read this issue.

Subscribers and institutional members will be receiving printed copies in early May. The issue was sent to the printer on April 20, 2009, and should ship from Grand Valley State University about May 5, 2009.


Digital WPA Upgrade Progress

Digital WPA has now been upgraded to Drupal 5.1. There are numerous improvements and features, so be sure to explore and experiment! Most site content remains in its same location. During this transition period, we will be working on development of a WPA site theme, so please consider this one only temporary while we complete all components of the upgrade.


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