Jennifer Shade Wilson
Jennifer Shade Wilson is the Director of the Center for Written, Oral, and Visual Communication (CWOVC), as well as a senior lecturer in the Program for Writing and Communication. Jennifer holds a PhD in second language literacy from the University of Toronto, an MA in applied linguistics from the University of Houston, and a BA in English literature (magna cum laude) from Rice. Her research interests include writing pedagogy, second language writing, college composition, and adolescent literacy. Jennifer has published five book chapters on various aspects of ESL composition, second language acquisition, socioliterate support, and adolescent literacy, as well as articles in Composition Forum and Language Teaching. Currently, she is working on articles on the influence of social networks on the literacy development of immigrant adolescents and third space as a theoretical construct in sociocultural theory. Read More>>
Kyung-Hee Bae is the Associate Director of the Center for Written, Oral, and Visual Communication (CWOVC), as well as a lecturer in the Program for Writing and Communication. Prior to joining the Center, Kyung-Hee worked at the writing and communication skills center at the University of Houston for ten years, six years of which time she served as the assistant director. Her academic and research interests include writing in the disciplines (WID), second language writing, writing pedagogy and theory, genre theory and analysis, and writing center theory and practice. Her recent publication includes a chapter in Generation 1.5 in College Composition: Teaching Academic Writing to U.S.-Educated Learners of ESL. Read More>>
Elizabeth Festa is the Associate Director of the Center for Written, Oral, and Visual Communication and a lecturer in the Program for Writing and Communication. She received her Ph.D. in English literature from Vanderbilt University and her B.A. in English from the University of Notre Dame. Before coming to Rice, she taught at Vanderbilt University and the University of Georgia. Elizabeth has designed and taught over 35 writing-intensive and oral presentation-intensive courses; her pedagogical interests include American studies, documentary film and photography, digital storytelling, digital humanities, and the medical humanities. Her research interests include American literary realism and modernism, material culture, visual culture, and documentary work. Elizabeth was a member of the screening committee for the inaugural Fulbright/National Geographic Digital Storytelling Fellowship and has served on that committee since 2014. Her current university-level commitments include service on the Faculty Senate Library Committee (2014-) and the Health Professions Advising Committee (2012-present). She is a Rice Ally. Read More>>
Shar’-Lin Venier Anderson
Shar’-Lin Anderson is Program Coordinator for the Center for Written, Oral, and Visual Communication. She has worked at Rice since 2007, holding positions in the Office of Development and the former Program for Communication Excellence. In her role as Program Coordinator, Shar’-Lin was instrumental to the successful opening of the CWOVC and the expansion of Rice’s previous communication program into the Program for Writing and Communication. Prior to arriving at Rice, she was a Claims Adjuster for Allstate Insurance, the manager of several processing units at an Allstate print facility, and a content manager for CVS Caremark. Shar’-Lin received a B.A. in English literature from the University of New Mexico and a B.S. in Health Information Administration (summa cum laude) from Stephens College.