Terry Zawacki

Terry Zawacki

Terry Zawacki

Emeritus Faculty

writing across the curriculum; writing in the disciplines; writing assessment; multicultural and second language writers; feminism and composition

Terry Myers Zawacki directed the Writing Across the Curriculum (WAC) program and co-chaired university writing assessment efforts and, until stepping down in 2009, she also directed the University Writing Center. A 2012 recipient of the David J. King award given annually to a faculty member who has made significant, long-term contributions to the overall educational excellence of the university, Terry was also honored with an Excellence in Teaching award and a “Students as Scholars” (OSCAR) Mentor award.  Although now retired, she continues to be professionally active as the lead editor of the International Exchanges on the Study of Writing series on the WAC Clearinghouse/University Presses of Colorado, and sits on the editorial boards of a number of WAC-related journals and book series.

Her publications include the co-authored Engaged Writers and Dynamic Disciplines: Research on the Academic Writing Life and the co-edited collections WAC and Second Language Writers: Research towards Linguistically and Culturally Inclusive Programs and Practices; Writing Across the Curriculum: A Critical Sourcebook, and, in 2017, Re/Writing the Center: Approaches to Supporting Graduate Students in the Writing Center with writing center director Susan Lawrence. She has also published chapters and articles on a range of teaching-with-writing topics, including challenges faced by dissertation writers and advisers, faculty attitudes and expectations for second-language writers; writing assessment in the disciplines; and implications of internationalization for the writing classroom. 

Terry continues to consult and give invited talks at universities in the US and internationally, most recently in British Columbia and in Hong Kong where she gave keynote talks at both the 2018 and 2015 English Across the Curriculum conferences. She has also given plenary addresses at the conferences of the European Association of Teachers of Academic Writing in Tallinn, Estonia and the Middle-East/North Africa Writing Center Association in Doha, Qatar, as well as talks at institutions in mainland China, the United Arab Emirates, and a number of European countries.