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Cristyn Elder


Dr. Cristyn L. Elder is Director of Writing Across the Curriculum in the Center for Teaching and Learning and an Associate Professor of English. She received her PhD in Rhetoric and Composition from Purdue University and her MA TESOL (Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages) from the Middlebury Institute of International Studies at Monterey. Cristyn is a co-recipient of the 2016 Award for Innovation from the Council on Basic Writing and received the 2015 Outstanding New Teacher of the Year and the 2015 Golden Louie for Outstanding Faculty Student Service Provider.

Cristyn's research focuses on supporting underrepresented student populations in composition studies and across the disciplines. She is a co-founder of Present Tense: A Journal of Rhetoric in Society and WPA-GO (Writing Program Administrators Graduate Organization). She has published in WPA: Writing Program Administration, Composition Studies, Composition Forum, Across the Disciplines, and the Writing Center Journal and is co-editor of the collection Defining, Locating, and Addressing Bullying in the WPA Workplace (2019) published by Utah State University Press.

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