Georgia Rhoades, firstname.lastname@example.org, was the founding director of Writing Across the Curriculum of Appalachian State University in 2008. In 2011, the WAC program, along with the University Writing Center and the RC program, was awarded the CCCC Certificate of Excellence for its vertical writing curriculum and intensive faculty support. Appalachian’s Writing Across Institutions conference, established in 2009, is a free conference for community college faculty in North Carolina and is a model for establishing WAC practices and conversations between community college faculty and universities.
As a consultant to WAC and composition programs, Rhoades has offered workshop and consultations to universities and community colleges in North Carolina, Florida, Georgia, California, Indiana, Connecticut, U.K, and Lebanon. In 2021, Rhoades was recognized as a Distinguished Fellow of the Association for Writing Across the Curriculum
for making significant contributions to the field of WAC through scholarship, service, and/or achievement. She currently serves on the AWAC Board of Consultants
Rhoades offers support for creating sustainable programs based on conversation between faculty, developing vertical writing curricula, designing faculty development across campuses, and collaboration between institutions. She has presented internationally at EATAW, WDHE, NFEAP, and Great Writing, and at CCCC, the Watson Conference, Quinnipiac, Feminist Rhetoric, and NWSA. She was recognized by the NC Board of Governors for excellence in teaching. Her work has been published in A Minefield of Dreams
and Research in Writing
, and her articles have appeared in Currents
, Across the Disciplines
, and Feminist Formations
. She has regularly held artistic residencies at Annaghmakerrig, the Tyrone Guthrie Centre in Ireland, and The Playhouse in Derry, N. Ireland, since 1995.
Areas of specialization: vertical writing curricula, faculty development, community college support, non-tenure track faculty development and concerns