Christopher Basgier bio page

Christopher Basgier
Christopher Basgier
Director, University Writing

As director of University Writing, Dr. Chris Basgier promotes University Writing’s mission of advancing Auburn's writing culture by implementing diverse programs and initiatives designed to support student and faculty development. Among the unit's many programs, Basgier oversees the Miller Writing Center, the ePortfolio project, WriteBites, and numerous other workshops and consultation services. Working directly with Auburn faculty, Basgier also provides leadership to academic units as they develop, revise, and implement writing plans for disciplinary courses and programs.

Since joining Auburn in 2017, Basgier has implemented numerous faculty development programs aimed at creating meaningful writing assignments with disciplinary relevance. 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 OUW's support for faculty as writers by coordinating faculty writing groups and offering workshops on grant writing.

Prior to Auburn, Basgier spent four years at the University of North Dakota where he served as Academic Director of Composition and Acting Coordinator of Writing Across the Curriculum. He holds a Ph.D. in English from Indiana University, as well as a master's degree from the University of Alabama and a bachelor's degree from the University of Virginia. His research, which spans writing across the curriculum, genre, and digital rhetoric, has appeared in venues that include Across the Disciplines, The WAC Journal, and Composition Forum.

Last updated: August 10, 2021