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Dr. Jamie White-Farnham joins faculty for Fall 2011

Posted on Aug 5, 2011
Meet Dr. Jamie White-Farnham, one of the new writing faculty for Fall 2011.

Dr. Jamie White-Farnham
Assistant Professor Writing

Education: Doctorate degree in English in 2011 from University of Rhode Island. Specialization in writing and rhetoric.

Experience: Instructor, writing tutor, administrator

Interesting fact: Dr. White-Farnham wrote her master's thesis at Bridgewater State University on the topic "An Online Writing Lab Using IM and Email: A Pilot Study."

Q. What are you anticipating most about your job at UW-Superior?  

A:  "Having grown up and gone to college and grad school in New England, I'm not only new to UW-Superior, but to the entire area as well. So, I'm looking forward to getting to know the city, the campus, my colleagues, the students -- everything! I plan to encourage students to research local institutions and natural features in the area to learn all I can about these things."

Q. What's your favorite topic to teach?  

A: "I'm always happy to introduce rhetorical concepts into students' writing such as audience, genre, delivery, design elements, and many others that often go unarticulated, but are important practical principles for producing strong and useful pieces of writing. Writing and rhetoric go hand-in-hand."

Q. What message do you have for your students?

A: "I had the pleasure of meeting students during my interview and campus visit, and I was impressed by their stories: first-generation college students, commuting to school, paying their own ways. I want students to know that I, too, commuted to state school on my own dime, so I understand the difficulty of balancing schoolwork and nearly full-time employment. In fact, my reasons for studying the teaching of writing are tied very closely to these experiences, and I strive to assign writing projects that (I believe) will contribute to students' success at school, work, and in every endeavor they undertake."

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