History of CSTW

Established in 1999, the Center for the Study and Teaching of Writing (CSTW) 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.  CSTW is an interdisciplinary support and research unit in The Ohio State University's College of Arts and Sciences that is committed to fostering excellence among writers and teachers of writing at The Ohio State University and in the state of Ohio.

Timeline

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

Directors

Beverly J. Moss, 2016-
Richard (Dickie) Selfe, 2007-2016
Beverly J. Moss, 2001-2007
H. Lewis Ulman, 2000-2001
Frank O'Hare, 2000
Andrea Lunsford, 1997-2000

 

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