Director, University Writing
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As director of University Writing, Dr. Christopher Basgier promotes University Writing’s mission of supporting students as thinkers and communicators by helping them become better writers via diverse programs and initiatives to promote student and faculty development. In collaboration with the unit’s full-time staff, graduate assistants, and peer leaders, Basgier oversees the Miller Writing Center, an award-winning student support service. He also runs the Writing Across the Curriculum program, which includes workshops and consultations for Auburn faculty who teach high-impact, discipline-specific, writing-focused courses and curricula.
Since joining Auburn in 2017, Basgier has implemented numerous faculty development programs to create meaningful writing assignments with disciplinary relevance. In addition, with an emphasis on strategically integrating writing into academic majors, Basgier has worked with faculty to promote student writing as a high-impact practice and expanded University Writing’s support for faculty as writers by coordinating faculty writing groups and offering workshops on grant writing.
Before Auburn, Basgier spent four years at the University of North Dakota as Academic Director of Composition and Acting Coordinator of Writing Across the Curriculum. He holds a Ph.D. in English from Indiana University, a master’s degree from the University of Alabama, and a bachelor’s degree from the University of Virginia. His research spans writing across the curriculum, threshold concepts, genre, and digital rhetoric and has appeared in venues like Across the Disciplines, The WAC Journal, Composition Forum, and Studies in Higher Education. He is also active in national organizations like the Associate for Writing Across the Curriculum, the Conference on College Composition and Communication, and the WAC Clearinghouse.