Meet the Rhetoric & Writing Studies faculty of the English Department

From left, Dr. Virginia Crisco, Dr. Rubén Casas, Dr. Magda Gilewicz, Dr. Bo Wang, Dr. Tom McNamara and Dr. Reva Sias

The Fresno State faculty who are teaching in the Rhetoric & Writing Studies program in the Department of English are working to change the conversation about writing on campus, in the community, and beyond. This fall, we introduce you to these professors and tell you about the ways in which their research, teaching, and service to both the university and to the discipline intersect.

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National Day on Writing celebrates writers’ voices

Dr. Nicole Gonzales Howell speaking at National Day on Writing

In a sometimes emotional address during a celebration of the National Day on Writing at Fresno State, keynote speaker and alum Dr. Nicole Gonzales Howell said her time as a graduate student in the English Department at Fresno State was a “turning point” for her as a writer.

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NEW FACES: English

The College of Arts and Humanities ( at Fresno State is the largest college on campus, encompassing nine departments, and the Armenian Studies ( program. Of the 69 new faculty members at Fresno State this fall, about 20% of the new hires are in the College of Arts and Humanities. These new faculty bring innovative research, diverse […]

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