Joe Franklin (Ph.D. '21) starts as Interim Director of the writing center at Puget Sound
Joe Franklin (Ph.D. in Rhetoric and Composition joined the University of Puget Sound in Tacoma, WA as the Interim Director of the Center for Writing & Learning. The Center has Writing Advisors who major in a range of disciplines as well as Subject Tutors in areas like French, Chinese, Japanese, Accounting and Finance, Chemistry, Biology, Math, etc. There are around 40 peer-tutors, two faculty members who also tutor, one full-time administrative assistant with a staff of 5 student work-study office assistants, and a full-time peer-tutor coordinator on staff. The Center also invites middle and high school students from the community for tutoring and offers support to courses taught in a local prison designated for women—among other programs across campus.
His current administrative work covers the gamut of different programs from developing training, revamping systems, hiring, WAC work, program assessment, and many other things. Joe currently teaches the tutor training course in the fall for the incoming tutors and will teach other courses in various areas in the future as needed. He is working on a forthcoming chapter with two UofL colleagues on translingualism and graduate education, which is hopefully in its final round of comments. Recently, Joe was also invited to give a talk for colleagues in Mexico, over zoom:
Arizmendi-González, G., González-Videgaray, M. C., & Franklin, J. B. (2021, September 3). SID. 16: Academic Writing in English: Online Support for Publication Purposes I [Video]. UNAM. Facultad de Estudios Superiores Acatlán. Naucalpan de Juárez, Estado de México, México.
In April 2021 Joe defended his Ph.D. dissertation, "Transnational Writing Program Administration: Mobility, Entanglement, Work." For an overview of our job placement data for Ph.D. graduates, see our job placement overview.