Conference on College Composition and Communication

WRD Faculty Share Their Research at CCCC

If you were on the third floor of DePaul’s Schmidt Academic Center during the first week of April, you might have noticed that the hallways were not quite as bustling as usual. From April 6-9, several WRD faculty members traveled to Houston, Texas to attend the annual Conference on College Composition and Communication, or CCCC—the largest academic conference dedicated to writing and the teaching of writing.

Curious about the work that WRD professors shared at CCCC? Here’s a peek:

  • Julie Bokser, along with Sarah Brown, Michelle Navarre Cleary, and Kathryn Wozniak, presented on “Identifying and Eliciting Students’ Metacognitive Development”
  • Sarah Read and WRD student Theresa Bailey presented on “Results of a Study on the Status of the Multi-major Professional Writing Course in U.S. Institutions of Higher Education”
  • Darsie Bowden presented on “SIG: Senior, Late-Career, and Retired Professionals in Rhet/Comp/Writing Studies”
  • Bowden, along with  Lauri Dietz and WRD alums Amanda Gaddam and  Bridget Wagner also presented on “Between the Lines: Exploring Difference in Students’ Response to Feedback”
  • Antonio Ceraso presented on “Deweyan Lineages: Writing, Action, and the Public Sphere”
  • Kassia Shaw presented on “Bridging Diversity and Community Partnerships in First-Year Composition” and served as chair on a panel on “Framing Visual Composition and Multimedia Writing”

At the conference, WRD Assistant Professor Lisa Dush also formally accepted the Richard Braddock Award for her article “When Writing Becomes Content.”


Believe it or not, it’s already time to get ready for next year’s CCCC! The 2017 CCCC Annual Convention will be from March 15–18 in Portland, Oregon. The theme for 2017 will be “Cultivating Capacity, Creating Change.”

CCCC 2017 logo: Portland, OregonInterested in presenting? Presentation proposals are due this Monday, May 9 at 11:59 pm. For DePaul graduate students, travel assistance and presentation costs may be available through the College of Liberal Arts and Social Sciences’s Graduate Funding Program.