The Brown Bag Lunch series resumes this Thursday at 12:15 with a visit from Dr. Ben Rafoth, who will discuss the teaching of writing.
Dr. Rafoth directs the English Department’s graduate program in Composition and TESOL. He teaches courses in qualitative research methods and composition theory. From 1987 to 2006, he directed the IUP Writing Center. He specializes in composition theory and pedagogy and has published three books: The Social Construction of Written Communication, A Tutor’s Guide, and ESL Writers. His articles have appeared in Written Communication, Research in the Teaching of English, Writing Program Administration, and other journals. He has been a writing program consultant and invited speaker in the U.S. and overseas. In 2003 he served as chair of the annual meeting of the International Writing Centers Association.