Our Members

Our members include full-time faculty, administrators and teaching fellows who support scholarly exchange and research across the disciplines. The Executive Committee, comprised of faculty from all schools and colleges on the Quinnipiac campus, is responsible for developing working groups and guiding QUWAC's strategic planning. Since 2005, our WAC trainers have led workshops with more than 400 participating faculty. Our most recent working group, WID consultants, has assisted program and course reviews in the College of Arts and Sciences, the School of Health Sciences and the School of Business and Engineering.

Executive Committee

QUWAC Co-Chairs
Robert Smart, English
Suzanne Hudd, sociology

Research and Writing Institute
Paul Pasquaretta, director

Current and Past QUWAC Executive Committee Members
Carrie Bulger, psychology
Deborah Clark, biology
Susan Dailey, legal writing
Timothy Dansdill, English
Andrew Delohery, The Learning Center
Sean Duffy, political science
Christian Eggers, biomedical sciences
Len Engel, English
Robert Engle, international business
Hillary Haldane, anthropology
David Herscovici, computer science
Mark Hoffman, computer science
William Jellison, psychology
Joan Kreiger, biomedical sciences
Jeanne LeVasseur, nursing
Paul LoCasto, psychology
Signian McGeary, occupational therapy
William O'Brien, film, video and interactive media
Glenda Pritchett, English
Jonathan Rounds, English
Lauren Sardi, sociology
Valerie Smith, English
Vicki Todd, public relations

Ex-Officio
Hans Bergmann, dean of the College of Arts and Sciences

WAC Trainers

Susan Dailey, legal writing
Timothy Dansdill, English/QU seminars
Andrew Delohery, The Learning Center
Susan Elliott, education
Robert Engle, international business
Mark Hoffman, computer science
Suzanne Hudd, sociology
William Jellison, psychology
Joan Kreiger, biomedical science/QU seminars
Signian McGeary, occupational therapy
Paul Pasquaretta, Research and Writing Institute
Dennis Richardson, biology
Lauren Sardi, sociology
Valerie Smith, English

WID Consultants

Joan Kreiger, biomedical sciences/qu seminars
"WAC/WID provides an opportunity for faculty to share and explore those best-practices resources that demonstrate the most successful pedagogies in writing and thinking. Learning from each other is at the core of the WAC principles and is in direct alignment with QU's Learning Paradigm initiative. When we commit to this important endeavor we lay the foundation for transformative changes in our students' academic experiences. We know, without question, that higher level writing is the catalyst for higher level thinking. Preparing our students with these critical skills is priority number one for curricular integration."

Glenda Pritchett, first-year writing
"Since summer, 2006, when I attended my first WAC workshops, I have been impressed by QUWAC's commitment to actively demonstrate the essential place of writing throughout the university and in every discipline and every kind of classroom space. With the move into WID, the focus shifts, not away from writing but onto disciplinary expertise, as WAC trainers and department faculty come together to explore ways to implement the critical thinking/writing connection within the curricular and instructional practices of the discipline. It's an exciting place to be."

Jonathan Rounds, first-year writing
"As a writing teacher, I am particularly interested in discovering what teachers in other disciplines value in student writing and working with them to develop writing assignments that cultivate critical thinking. This work, in turn, can inform my own teaching and pedagogical foundations. I'm excited about bringing what I learn as a WID consultant back to the First-Year Writing Program to better prepare students for writing in their majors."

Vicki Todd, public relations
"I think WID is an exciting concept because a department's faculty work together as a whole to create a cohesive curriculum that moves a student from a freshman "novice" to a senior "expert" ready to tackle life after graduation. The discussion among faculty that this process generates can uncover hidden aspects of a curriculum that can be the keys to improving and strengthening student learning outcomes."

WAC Training by School, College and Department

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