The Interdisciplinary Working Group (IWG) envisions the Center for Writing Research, Engagement, and Teaching (C-WRET) as a multidisciplinary research center at the University of New Hampshire that is focused on the development of student writers and readers at all levels. We connect researchers, teachers, youth, and communities through research-practice partnerships, scholarship, innovative teacher engagement models, and sustained outreach to communities, youth, and schools.
We build upon the University's tradition of research and innovation in the teaching of writing and literacy development in grades K-16, identifying implications for policy and curricula, writing across a wide range of disciplines and professions, and fostering teacher expertise.
Meet the Interdisciplinary Working Group (IWG) Team
Christina Ortmeier-Hooper, English and Director of NH Literacy Institutes; Lisa MacFarlane, English; Ken LaValley, Vice Provost of Outreach and Engagement; Bethany Silva, Education/Director of Community Literacy Center; Alecia Magnifico, English Teaching Coordinator; Shawna Coppola; Ed Mueller, Director, University Writing Programs; Tomasen Carey, English; Thomas Newkirk, Professor Emeritus; Ashley Barry, Graduate Assistant; Jane Nisbet, Education; Laura Allen, Psychology; Ruth Wharton-McDonald, Education
Learn more about C-WRET:
- Our Vision
- Strategic Goals
- Past Events and Activities
- View the National Archives of Composition and Rhetoric
If you are interested in learning more about the proposed Center and the activities of this group, please fill out our contact form.