Rebecca Fremo


Associate Professor in English

I'm commonly called "The Writing Person" here at Gustavus. Before becoming Chair of the English department, I directed our Writing Center for 11 years; I also have served as our Writing Across the Curriculum director.   I teach a range of courses, including Writing Creative Nonfiction, Academic Writing, First Term Seminar, and Adolescent Literature and Literacy.  I am particularly 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.  In my other life, I'm the mother of three boys who keep me very, very busy.


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

Courses Taught

Synonym Title Times Taught Terms Taught
ENG-212Academic Writing112014/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 Matters112013/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-237Adolescent Literature62013/SP, 2012/SP, 2011/SP, 2009/SP, 2007/SP, and 2001/SP
ENG-247Teaching Writing52014/SP, 2012/SP, 2010/SP, 2004/SP, and 2003/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.