Damian C. Koshnick, PhD

Damian C. Koshnick Lecturer
Northern Arizona University
Professional Writing
Blg 18 Rm #132
Phone: 928-523-8161



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.