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Professor emeritus publishes article on professional identity in basic writing

Karen Uehling, an emeritus professor of English, recently contributed “Finding and Enacting a Professional Identity in Basic Writing,” to the National Council of Teachers of English (NCTE) blog.

Her post focuses on professional preparation to teach basic writing in college, both graduate education and related professional learning for in-service faculty, especially contingent faculty. She also considers the challenge for graduate students and early career faculty to find and enact a professional identity in basic writing.

Her post is based on her article, “Faculty Development and a Graduate Course for Pre-Service and In-Service Faculty: Finding and Enacting a Professional Identity in Basic Writing,” published in the Journal of Basic Writing in 2018.

She was invited to contribute to the blog after attending the NCTE Advocacy and Leadership Summit in Washington, D.C., in April 2019.