Writing and Rhetoric
Paul M. Rogers (PhD, 2008, University of California, Santa Barbara) is an Associate Professor of English at George Mason University and the Director of the Northern Virginia Writing Project. His recent publications include: International Advances in Writing Research: Cultures, Places, and Measures (Parlor Press, 2012); Writing Across the Curriculum: A Critical Sourcebook co-edited with Terry Zawacki (Bedford St. Martin's 2011): and, Traditions of Writing Research (Routledge, 2010). Professor Rogers was a 2008 recipient of American Association of Colleges & Universities K. Patricia Cross Award for leadership in higher education, and a co-recipient of National Council of Teachers of English 2009 Janet Emig Award for research in English education. He recently was a featured expert on the Washington D.C. PBS station WETA's award-winning series of innovative programs about how to help young children learn to read and write (http://bit.ly/16ghk5f). Dr. Rogers current research projects includes a study on the relationship of written communication and social innovation, and an extended research study aimed at improving dissertation writing and supervision.
An innovative and interdisciplinary leader, Paul serves as Senior Scholar for the George Mason University Center for Consciousness and Transformation, and leads a variety of initiatives focused on advancing social innovation. He works on the Stanford Study of Writing research team, and is a founding leader and the corresponding secretary for the International Society for the Advancement of Writing Research.