Rebecca Fremo


Associate Professor and Interim Director of Writing Across the Curriculum in English

This year I'll be directing our Writing Across the Curriculum, or WAC, program.  Before serving as Chair of the English department from 2011-2014, I directed our Writing Center (2000-2011) and the WAC Program (2000-2005).  If there's an initiative on campus related to writing, I'm probably involved in it.  I also work with our CALT majors (teachers in training), and I'm especially passionate about teaching and learning with multilingual students.  I teach a wide range of courses, including Writing Creative Nonfiction, Academic Writing, First Term Seminar, and Adolescent Literature and Literacy. I'm especially excited about a new course this spring called Writing and Nonprofits.  I am interested in the relationship between writing and identity, and I'm currently working on a project that involves teaching pilot sections of First Term Seminar (FTS) designed specifically for multilingual students.  I studied Rhetoric and Composition in graduate school, and my real passion is teaching writing--all kinds of writing--to all sorts of students. I also write poetry and creative nonfiction.  My first chapbook of poems, Chasing Northern Lights, was published by Finishing Line Press in 2012, and I published two pieces of creative nonfiction in 2015. Now I'm hard at work on a book-length collection of poems, as well as an article titled "Rhetorical Push and Pull: A Case Study of Multilingual Writers at a Small Private College."  In my other life, I'm the mother of three boys who keep me very, very busy.

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B.A. Virginia Tech; M.A. Virgina Tech; Ph.D. Ohio State University

Courses Taught

Synonym Title Times Taught Terms Taught
ENG-212Academic Writing122015/FA, 2014/SP, 2013/SP, 2011/FA, 2010/FA, 2010/SP, 2008/FA, 2007/SP, 2006/SP, 2003/SP, 2002/SP, and 2001/SP
FTS-100FTS:Why Multi Matters122015/FA, 2013/FA, 2012/FA, 2010/FA, 2009/FA, 2008/FA, 2006/FA, 2005/FA, 2004/FA, 2003/FA, 2001/FA, and 2000/FA
ENG-256Creative Nonfiction72013/FA, 2011/FA, 2009/FA, 2006/SP, 2005/FA, 2004/FA, and 2002/SP
ENG-247Teaching Writing62016/SP, 2014/SP, 2012/SP, 2010/SP, 2004/SP, and 2003/SP
ENG-237Adolescent Literature62013/SP, 2012/SP, 2011/SP, 2009/SP, 2007/SP, and 2001/SP
ENG-397Methods and Materials of Secondary Education42007/JN, 2005/JN, 2002/JN, and 2001/JN
ENG-399Senior Seminar32011/SP, 2006/FA, and 2004/SP
ENG-268Career Exploration32006/JN, 2003/JN, and 2001/JN
ENG-244Special Topic: Tutoring Writing22011/SP and 2009/FA
ENG-105Cross-Genre Narratives12013/JN
FTS-100First Term Seminar Lab12010/FA
ENG-114Art of Interpretation12009/SP
ENG-257Women's Hybrid Genres12003/JN

Courses prior to Spring semester 1999 are not displayed.