Damian Koshnick, PhD
Ph.D. -University of California Santa Barbara, 2013 (Language, Literacy and Composition Studies); M.A. -University of California Santa Barbara, 2010 (Language, Literacy and Writing Studies); M.A. -Humboldt State University, 2006 (Teaching English Writing)
Areas Specialized Teaching:
Professional and technical writing (including -proposal and grant writing, professional editing, outreach and service-learning initiatives, document design and usability testing); Teaching writing across online environments; Genre studies; Composition studies; Teacher education; Writing in the disciplines (Engineering; Education).
Areas of Specialized Knowledge & Research:
Writing "transfer" between workplace and academic settings (specializing in the emerging application of “threshold concepts”); Writing program and writing classroom assessment (specializing in empirical research methods); History of composition-rhetoric since 1960 (specializing in theories of discourse); Curriculum development; National Writing Project (fellow); Text "acoustics" within specialized knowledge domains.