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Darci Thoune

Specialty area(s)

Writing Program Administration, First-Year Writing, Composition Pedagogy, Rhetorical Genre Studies, Feedback, Assessment, Queer Theory, and Fat Studies.

Current courses at UWL

ENG 313-Prose Style and Editing

ENG 413-W/R Senior Portfolio



Post-Doctoral Fellow in Writing Program Administration
University of Kentucky, Lexington, KY, 2008.

Ph.D. in Rhetoric and Composition
University of Louisville, Louisville, KY, 2006.
Dissertation: “‘Act Your Age’: Age, Gender, and Instructor Identity in the Composition Classroom.”

Graduate Certificate in Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies
University of Louisville, Louisville, KY, 2005.

M.A. in Literature
University of Louisville, Louisville, KY, 2001.
Thesis: “‘This Cathexis Between’: Maxine Hong Kingston, Adrienne Rich and Julia Kristeva on Motherhood.”

B.A. in English and French
Central Michigan University, Mount Pleasant, MI, 1996.

Teaching history

UW-L 100 Freshman Seminar
ENG 110/112, College Writing I 

ENG 200, Literature and the Human Experience
ENG 303, Advanced Composition
ENG 313, Prose Style and Editing
ENG 342, The Essay

ENG 413, Senior Portfolio
ENG 497, Senior Seminar in Rhetoric and Writing (Topics: Life Writing, Queer Rhetorics, Writing and Resistance)
ENG 500, Composition Pedagogy

Research and publishing

Crank, V., S. Heaser, D. Thoune. (2018) (forthcoming) "Re-Imagining the First Year as Catalyst for First-Year Writing Program Curricular Change." Journal of the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning.

Thoune, D. (2018) "A Review of Faculty Development and Student Learning." Across the Disciplines. 15 (2).  https://wac.colostate.edu/docs/atd/reviews/condonetal2018.pdf

Moeller, M., D. Thoune, B. Kopp. (2015) “What? We’re a Writing Major?: The Rhetoric and Writing Emphasis at The University of Wisconsin - La Crosse.” Eighteen Program Profiles. Salt Lake City, UT: University of Utah Press.

Thoune, D. (2011) “The Pleasures and Perils of Being First.” WPA: Writing Program Administration, 35 (1). 156-159.

Kendall, C., Kirkman, D., and Thoune. D. (2008) “An Assessment Narrative—The University of Kentucky.” The NCTE-WPA White Paper on Writing Assessment inColleges and Universities. http://www.wpacouncil.org/UK