Staff and Interns


Dr. Nancy Barron
Dr. Nancy G. Barron is an Associate Professor in the Department of English. Her research focuses on interdisciplinary writing, cross-cultural literacy, and technical and scientific writing. She began working with student writing in a professional setting in 1984 and, in addition to teaching written communication skills, she has worked for 16 consecutive years in Learning Centers and University Writing Centers at California State University, Los Angeles, and Michigan Technological University in Houghton, Michigan. She has worked closely with students on technical and scientific writing, developmental writing, thesis development, and dissertation outlines and chapter drafts, and she has worked with faculty from different disciplines to refine their writing for publications. Barron teaches in the Rhetoric and Writing program at NAU where she focuses specifically on transforming theory into practice in students’ writing projects.

Program assistant

Christopher Harnois
Chris is a BA English major and Business minor at NAU. His degree program and work with the Green Jacks, Environmental Caucus, and EarthWeek 2013 have exposed him to discipline-specific writing alongside writing across disciplines. He has composed business reports, marketing analyses, linguistic analyses, and narrative essays alongside a blog and persuasive papers in rhetoric.

Student program assistant

Wuke Zhou
Wuke is from Beijing, China. She has been studying at NAU for two years, majoring in English and minoring in Cinema Studies. She will receive her bachelors degree this May and is already working on a second bachelor's in Photography. Her work with the program includes graphic design, photography and photo editing. She also serves as a consultant for our International outreach.

Graduate and undergraduate interns

Fall 2013

iWriting Team 

  • Max Badesheim 
  • Teddy Gardner
  • Justin Kanzler
  • Jose Martinez
  • Whitney Sherwood

International Learning Community Team

  • Hope Nelson
  • Brittaney Sherwood
  • Wuke Zhou 

NAU Science Teach Team

  • Spenser Biehler

Survey Team

  • Marisa Incremona
  • Spencer Perzanowski
  • Kristina Zervos
  • Kurt Myers

 Engineering 386 Team

  • Sandra Knight
  • Laura Rosche
  • Damian Koshnick

Interviewing Team

  • Jose Martinez
  • Justin Kanzler
  • Alexis Taneman