Collaborative for Writing Research, Engagement, and Teaching (C-WRET)


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 MacFarlaneEnglish; Ken LaValleyVice Provost of Outreach and Engagement; Bethany Silva, Education/Director of Community Literacy Center; Alecia MagnificoEnglish Teaching Coordinator; Shawna Coppola; Ed MuellerDirector, University Writing Programs; Tomasen CareyEnglish; Thomas Newkirk, Professor Emeritus; Ashley BarryGraduate Assistant; Jane Nisbet, Education; Laura Allen, Psychology; Ruth Wharton-McDonaldEducation

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