Three women in the Department of Writing and Rhetoric have been nominated to be featured on the website of the Center for Success of Women Faculty as “women making history at UCF.”The entire month of March is dedicated to Women’s History Month; every day, a different woman will be featured along with a personal interview. The CSWF’s main focus is supporting and highlighting the excellent work of UCF’s female faculty, as well as providing resources for success.

Angie Rounsaville will be the first woman from our department featured on March 7th. Angie has been a faculty member with DWR since August 2011. She was recently featured in the latest issue of Research in the Teaching of English for her article titled “Genre Repertoires from Below: How One Writer Built and Moved a Writing Life across Generations, Borders, and Communities.” This journal is the flagship journal for the National Council of Teachers of English, one of the major organizations in the field of writing studies. Her research foci include transnational/transcultural literacy, rhetorical genre theory, and research methods.

Debbie Weaver will be featured next on March 14th. Debbie has been with UCF since December 2000 and is the faculty oversight for IMPRINT – a web-based magazine that features non-fiction articles written by students at the university. Debbie also serves as the course scheduler for the department and juggles the many elements that go into doing that task well, such as balancing faculty schedule desires, students’ needs for graduation, space limitations on campus, and much more. In her years with the department, she has also served as the Composition Coordinator and done a great deal to support the teaching of first-year writing on the UCF campus.

Stephanie Vie will be featured on March 17th. Stephanie is the interim department chair for the Department of Writing and Rhetoric. She has been with the department since August 2013. She is an active researcher, and most of her scholarly interests lie in social networking, plagiarism detection, and computer games and pedagogy. She recently received a grant for the 2016-2017 CCCC Research Initiative for her work titled “Social Media in the Composition Classroom.” In addition, she will be the keynote speaker for the 2017 Mid-Atlantic Writing Centers Association conference.

The Department of Writing and Rhetoric is very proud of their faculty members, and they are excited for the successes to come.