Former directors H. Lewis Ulman and Andrea Lunsford with current director Dickie Selfe. The Center for the Study and Teaching of Writing (CSTW) is an interdisciplinary support and research unit in The Ohio State University's College of Arts and Sciences, Division of Art and Humanities. CSTW is committed to fostering excellence among writers and teachers of writing at The Ohio State University and in the state of Ohio.
Outreach works cooperatively with schools, community groups, and others to enhance writing instruction and develop literacy programs.
Writing Across the Curriculum assists instructors with integrating writing into any Ohio State course.
The Writing Center works one-on-one with undergraduate and graduate students, faculty, and staff at Ohio State on writing projects.
The Minor in Professional Writing helps prepare students to write in their prospective career areas.
Research, conducted by affiliated faculty and staff, contributes to a national conversation on literacy and writing instruction.
Student Technology Consultants work with instructors in the Division of Art of Humanities to help them become proficient and autonomous users of self-selected technologies.
All of our work at CSTW is guided by the following principles:
Established in 1999, the Center for the Study and Teaching of Writing is an interdisciplinary support and research unit in the College of Humanities. CSTW draws upon The Ohio State University's tradition of leadership in the fields of rhetoric, composition, and literacy.
1995 — University Writing Board convened by the Provost
1997 — Proposal to establish the Center for the Study and Teaching of Writing approved by the College of Humanities
1999 — Ohio State Board of Trustees approved creation of CSTW
2002 — Minor in Professional Writing approved
2007 — Student Technology Consultant program moved into CSTW
2007 — Initiative launched: Research on Writing in 21st Century Contexts
2009 — Digital Media and Writing program initiated
Richard (Dickie) Selfe, 2007-present
Beverly J. Moss, 2001-2007
H. Lewis Ulman, 2000-2001
Frank O'Hare, 2000
Andrea Lunsford, 1997-2000