Rachel Rodriguez (Ph.D. '21) starts as Writing Center director at Washington College
After graduating with a Ph.D. in Rhetoric and Composition in May, Rachel Rodriguez became the Director of the Writing Center at Washington College, a small liberal arts college in Chestertown, Maryland founded in 1782. She works as a 10-month staff member and reports to the Provost. In her role, she supervises a staff of 15-20 undergraduate peer writing consultants, manages budget, conducts assessment, coordinates embedded writing tutoring, and provides professional development in writing pedagogy for faculty. The position is supported by an administrative assistant who divides time with another academic support office. Rachel will also be teaching two courses per year: a 400-level seminar on Writing Center Theory and Pedagogy, and a First-Year Seminar on Global Englishes. She misses UofL's UWC Faculty and Graduate Student Writing Group so much that she is piloting writing groups for students and faculty at her new institution. To any graduate students reading she wants to say, it really does get better! Click on this link to see other recent job placements for our Ph.D. graduates in Rhetoric and Composition.