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Professor Jamie White-Farnham, right, views student newspaper archives with student Jami Konkler.

Jamie White-Farnham

I strive to assign projects that contribute to students' success at school, work and in every endeavor they undertake.
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Professor Jamie White-Farnham, right, views student newspaper archives with student Jami Konkler.

Jamie White-Farnham, assistant professor of Writing at UW-Superior, teaches College Writing, Business and Professional Writing, Persuasive Writing and the Writing Portfolio capstone course. She teaches some courses online and also serves as the campus assessment coordinator.

She recently served as a faculty adviser to Jami Konkler on a Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship project, studying gender and rhetorical voice among UW-Superior student writers from 1920 to 2007.

What's your favorite topic to teach?

"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."

What message do you have for your students?

"When I was first hired here, I had the pleasure of meeting students during my interview and campus visit. I was impressed by the stories of first-generation college students, commuting to school and paying their own ways. I want students to know that I, too, commuted to a 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."