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 directs George Mason University's Writing Across the Curriculum (WAC) Program, named as one of the top twenty programs in the U.S., and co-chairs cross-university writing assessment.  As an associate professor in English, she teaches graduate courses in composition theory and practice and undergraduate courses in writing ethnography and advanced writing in the disciplines. In 2011, she was the recipient of a university Teaching Excellence Award. Her publications include the co-authored Engaged Writers and Dynamic Disciplines: Research on the Academic Writing Life, the co-edited Critical Sourcebook on Writing Across the Curriculum, and articles on writing centers and writing fellows writing in the disciplines (WID), alternative discourses, writing in learning communities, feminism and composition, writing assessment, and WAC and second language writing. 

Dr. Zawacki is on the Consultants Board of the International WAC Network and a section editor for the Writing Fellows pages of the national WAC Clearinghouse.  She also serves on the editorial board of Across the Disciplines: Interdisciplinary Perspectives on Language, Learning, and Academic Writing and is on the Publications Review Board for the Digital Books series on the WAC Clearinghouse.  In addition, she is the writing-in-the-disciplines specialist for the Diana Hacker series of handbooks published by Bedford/St. Martin's, among these A Writer's Reference, for which she has produced chapters on writing in criminal justice, nursing and business for the WID supplement, and on teaching a WID-focused writing course.