About Us

The Academic and Professional Writing Program at UVA offers a wide range of first-year writing courses and a growing selection of courses for undergraduates beyond the first year.  Our program also helps prepare faculty and graduate students to teach writing in disciplines across the college curriculum, and we participate in efforts to improve the teaching of writing in local area secondary schools. 

For undergraduates, the program offers a variety of courses that fulfill the First Writing Requirement, including the single-semester ENWR 1510 as well as two year-long courses, ENWR 1505/1506 and ENWR 1507/1508 (ESL).  All of these courses approach writing as a form of critical inquiry that enables students to reflect on complex problems in light of how others have attempted to address them.  We also offer a set of advanced writing courses that meet the Second Writing Requirement and give students a chance to engage in particular forms of writing they find especially useful or  interesting. 

For graduate students who teach first-year writing, the program offers a Pedagogy Seminar (ENPG 8800) each fall and a series of workshops on writing instruction throughout the year.  We also offer a week-long Faculty Seminar on the Teaching of Writing each May for UVA faculty in any school or department who wish to improve their writing instruction, writing assignments, and response to their students’ written work.

Administrators

James Seitz, Director - jes4bd@virginia.edu

Keith Driver, Associate Director - kd2fa@virginia.edu (434) 924-6671

Claire Chantell, Coordinator for ENWR 1505/1506 and 1507/1508 - cc2de@virginia.edu

Claire Chantell, Writing Center Director - cc2de@eservices.virginia.edu

Marcus Meade, Writing Center Assistant Director -


2016-2017 Mentoring Team (September - May)

Maya Hislop, Lead Mentor & Writing Program Assistant – msh3dc@virginia.edu