PWR People

Christine Alfano

PWR Advanced Lecturer, Stanford Introductory Studies - Program in Writing and Rhetoric

SPECIALIZATION: Digital Rhetoric, Rhetoric of Gaming, Visual Rhetoric, Gender and Technology, Writing Program Administration

OFFICE: Sweet 310

(650) 736-1422

alfano@stanford.edu

Adam Banks

Professor of Education

OFFICE: Sweet 314 PHONE: (650) 725-8107

ajbanks@stanford.edu

Paul Bator

Lecturer, Stanford Introductory Studies - Program in Writing and Rhetoric

SPECIALIZATION: Rhetoric of Law; Policy; Politics; Political Photography; Communication Theory and Practice; Imagination and Innovation

Office Hours: Tuesdays 12:00pm-3:00pm - Law School Café - Spring 2019

OFFICE: Sweet 328A PHONE: (650) 321-6830

pbator@stanford.edu

Angela Becerra Vidergar

Lecturer, Stanford Introductory Studies - Program in Writing and Rhetoric

SPECIALIZATION: Radio and Multimedia Storytelling; Humanities Communication; 20th-21st c. Literature and Culture of the Americas; Disaster Fiction and Survivalism; Imaginations of the Future; Graphic Narratives; Theorizations of the Collective Imaginary; 19th and 20th-century Philosophy; Speculative Fiction and the Impact of Science and Technology on Society

Office Hours: Tuesdays and Thursdays 1:30pm-3:00pm - Sweet Hall - Spring 2019

OFFICE: Sweet 316 PHONE: (650) 723-3750 

becerra@stanford.edu

Shay Brawn

PWR Advanced Lecturer, Stanford Introductory Studies - Program in Writing and Rhetoric

SPECIALIZATION: Rhetoric of Science and Technology, Science Communication, Publishing as Process and Institution

Office Hours: Thursdays 10:00am-2:00pm - Sweet Hall - Spring 2019

OFFICE: Sweet 324

PHONE: (650) 723-5524

 

brawn@stanford.edu

Tessa Brown

Lecturer, Stanford Introductory Studies - Program in Writing and Rhetoric

Office Hours: Tuesdays 3:30pm-4:30pm and Thursdays 3:30pm-5:30pm - Sweet Hall - Spring 2019

OFFICE: Sweet 325 PHONE: (650) 723-2947

tessabrown@stanford.edu

Russ Edward Carpenter

Lecturer, Med/SPRC - Health and Human PerformancePWR Lecturer, Program in Writing and Rhetoric

Office Hours: Wednesdays 9:00am-2:00pm - Sweet Hall - Winter 2019

Jenae Cohn

Academic Technology Specialist, Stanford Introductory Studies

Office Hours: Thursdays 10:00-11:00am and by appointment - Sweet Hall - Winter 2019

OFFICE: Sweet 317C PHONE: (650) 725-7887

(650) 725-7887

jdcohn@stanford.edu

Marvin Diogenes

Associate VP, Director of PWR, Stanford Introductory Studies
Associate Vice Provost for Undergraduate EducationDirector, Stanford Introductory Studies for the Program in Writing and RhetoricDirector, Writing in the Major

OFFICE: Sweet 311 PHONE: (650) 723-4642

(650) 723-4642

marvind@stanford.edu

Kevin DiPirro

PWR Advanced Lecturer, Stanford Introductory Studies - Program in Writing and Rhetoric

SPECIALIZATION: Rhetoric of Performance; Multimodal Presentation; Devised Theatre; Art and Technology

Office Hours: Mondays and Tuesdays 2:00pm-3:00pm - 200-05 - Spring 2019

OFFICE: Sweet 327 PHONE: (650) 342-3843

(650) 723-4631

kdipirro@stanford.edu

Samah Elbelazi

Lecturer, Stanford Introductory Studies - Program in Writing and Rhetoric

SPECIALIZATION: Art-based Research, Rhetoric and TESOL, Narrative Inquiry, Islamic Feminism

Office Hours: Tuesdays and Thursdays 12:00pm-1:30pm (Sweet Hall) - Spring 2018

Erik Ellis

PWR Advanced Lecturer, Stanford Introductory Studies - Program in Writing and Rhetoric

SPECIALIZATION: Multimodal Composition, Visual Rhetoric, The Essay, Style, Picture Books

Office Hours: Mondays and Wednesdays 8:00am-9:30am - Bookstore Cafe - Spring 2019

OFFICE: Sweet 328 PHONE: (650) 725-1218

(650) 725-1218

ellise@stanford.edu

Norah Fahim

Lecturer, Stanford Introductory Studies - Program in Writing and Rhetoric

SPECIALIZATION: Digital Rhetoric, Narrative Inquiry, Writing Program Administration, Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages, and Second Language Writing

Office Hours: Tuesdays and Wednesdays 12:00pm-2:00pm - Sweet Hall - Winter 2019

OFFICE: Hume 207 PHONE: (650) 723-4606

(650) 736-2954

nfahim@stanford.edu

Lindsey Felt

Lecturer, Stanford Introductory Studies - Program in Writing and Rhetoric

SPECIALIZATION: 20th and 21st Century American Literature, Disability Studies, Media Culture, Science and Technology Studies, Graphic Narrative, Digital Humanities, Posthumanism.

Office Hours: Tuesdays and Thursdays 10:00am-11:00am - Sweet Hall - Spring 2019

OFFICE: Sweet 318D

ldolich@stanford.edu

Megan Formato

Lecturer, Stanford Introductory Studies - Program in Writing and Rhetoric

SPECIALIZATION: History of Science and Technology; Rhetoric of Science; Literature and Science; Science and Technology Studies; Scientific Writing Practices; Women and Science; Revision Practices

OFFICE: Sweet 328 PHONE: (650) 735-1218

(650) 725-1218

mformato@stanford.edu

Thomas Freeland

PWR Advanced Lecturer, Stanford Introductory Studies - Program in Writing and Rhetoric

SPECIALIZATION: Theatre (Shakespeare, German Theatre, Shakespeare in German); Critical Theory, Literature in Translation, German Literature, History of the American West, European History, Political Science

OFFICE: Sweet 318 PHONE: (650) 736-2337

(650) 736-2337

thomas@stanford.edu

Mark Gardiner

Lecturer, Stanford Introductory Studies - Program in Writing and Rhetoric

SPECIALIZATION: Social and Cultural Anthropology, African Studies, Environmental Justice, Race, Critical Science and Technology Studies, Politics, Institutions, International Development

Office Hours: Mondays and Wednesdays 1:45pm-3:15pm - Law School Café - Winter 2019

OFFICE: Sweet 3120B

mark.gardiner@stanford.edu

Wendy Goldberg

PWR Advanced Lecturer, Stanford Introductory Studies - Program in Writing and Rhetoric

SPECIALIZATION: Rhetoric of Performance (with special reference to musical theater); Writing Center Studies; American Literature

Office Hours: Wednesdays and Fridays 4:00pm-5:00pm and by appointment - Sweet Hall - Spring 2019

OFFICE: Sweet 326 PHONE: (650) 723-8244

(650) 723-8244

wendyfay@stanford.edu

Alexander Greenhough

Lecturer, Stanford Introductory Studies - Program in Writing and Rhetoric

Specialization: Film Theory; Film History; Postwar European and American Cinema; Contemporary New Zealand Cinema

Office Hours: Tuesdays and Thursdays 12:20pm-1:15pm - Email Instructor - Autumn 2018

Andy Hammann

Lecturer, Stanford Introductory Studies - Program in Writing and Rhetoric

My research and teaching focus on the history of slavery and racial prejudice in the United States, during the late eighteenth and nineteenth centuries.

Office Hours: Mondays 3:30pm-5:00pm Wednesdays 10:30am-12:00pm - Sweet Hall - Winter 2019

Arturo Heredia

Lecturer, Stanford Introductory Studies - Program in Writing and Rhetoric

SPECIALIZATION: Ethnic Studies, Narrative and Rhetorical Theory, Cultural Studies, Classical Rhetoric, and American Literature,

Office Hours: Fridays 8:30am-12:00pm and by appointment - Sweet Hall - Spring 2019

OFFICE: Sweet 317 Phone: (650) 723-4621

aheredia@stanford.edu

Shannon Hervey

Lecturer, Stanford Introductory Studies - Program in Writing and Rhetoric

SPECIALIZATION: Cold War Literature and Culture, Popular American Literature and Culture, Young Adult Literature, Posthumanism, the Digital Humanities, Writing Pedagogy, and Multimodal Composition

OFFICE: Sweet 328B PHONE: (650) 721-6775

shervey@stanford.edu

Sarah Hillenbrand

Lecturer, Stanford Introductory Studies - Thinking Matters

Office Hours: Tuesdays and Thursdays 12:00pm-1:30pm - Sweet Hall - Spring 2019

Donna Hunter

PWR Advanced Lecturer, Stanford Introductory Studies - Program in Writing and Rhetoric

SPECIALIZATION: Scholar Activism/Engaged Scholarship; Empathy and Social Justice; The Rhetoric of Criminality; Identity; Racial and Social Justice Movements .

Office Hours: Tuesdays 3:30pm-5:30pm - Sweet Hall - Spring 2019

OFFICE: Sweet 322 PHONE: (650) 725-1215

Jennifer Johnson

Lecturer, Stanford Introductory Studies - Program in Writing and Rhetoric

SPECIALIZATION: Intersections of Language, Identity and Culture, Sociocultural Studies in Education, Second Language Acquisition Theory and Bilingualism, Multimodal Communication and Theories of Embodiment, Deaf Studies

Office Hours: Tuesdays 1:30pm-3:00pm Thursdays 8:00am-9:30am - Sweet Hall - Winter 2019

OFFICE: Sweet 321 PHONE: (650) 725-8919

jennj@stanford.edu

Christopher Kamrath

PWR Advanced Lecturer, Stanford Introductory Studies - Program in Writing and Rhetoric

SPECIALIZATION: Citizenship and Political Dissent, Media History, Cultural Memory, the Role of Cultural Identity and Self-Fashioning in Rhetoric

Office Hours: Thursdays 10:00am-12:00pm and by appointment - Sweet Hall - Winter 2019

OFFICE: Sweet 317 PHONE: (650) 723-4621

(650) 723-4621

kamrath@stanford.edu

Hayden Kantor

Lecturer, Stanford Introductory Studies - Program in Writing and Rhetoric

Food and agriculture; ethnographic writing; rhetorics of capitalism; ethics of care; culture and history of India and South Asia

Office Hours: Tuesdays and Thursdays 1:25pm-3:15pm - Sweet Hall - Spring 2019

Valerie Kinsey

Lecturer, Stanford Introductory Studies - Program in Writing and Rhetoric

SPECIALIZATION: Writing and Critical Thinking Instruction; Institutional Rhetorics; Rhetorics of Race and Gender; Creative Writing; Philosophy and Rhetoric; Historiography; American History and Literature

Office Hours: Mondays 2:15pm-3:45pm and Tuesdays 9:30am-11:00am - Sweet Hall - Spring 2019

OFFICE: Sweet 222A

valeriekinsey@stanford.edu

Raechel Lee

Lecturer, Stanford Introductory Studies - Program in Writing and Rhetoric

SPECIALIZATION: 20 - 21st century Latin American Literatures and Cultures; Creative Writing; Translation; Poetry

Office Hours: Mondays and Wednesdays 10:00am-11:00am - Sweet Hall - Spring 2019

OFFICE: Sweet 323C

raechell@stanford.edu

raechell@stanford.edu

Clara Lewis

Lecturer, Stanford Introductory Studies - Program in Writing and Rhetoric

SPECIALIZATION: true crime writing, critical criminology, sociology of law, sociology of higher education

Office Hours: Tuesdays 12:00pm-2:00pm (Sweet Hall) - Spring 2018

OFFICE: Sweet 321 PHONE: (650) 725-8919

cslewis@stanford.edu

Helen Lie

Lecturer, Stanford Introductory Studies - Program in Writing and Rhetoric

SPECIALIZATION: Communication Pedagogy; Visual Communication; Presentation Skills

OFFICE: Sweet 323A

(650) 723-1792

hlie@stanford.edu

Gabrielle Moyer

PWR Advanced Lecturer, Stanford Introductory Studies - Program in Writing and Rhetoric

SPECIALIZATION: Poetics of Art History; The Relation of Ethics and Aesthetics; Analytic Philosophy; Essayism

Office Hours: Tuesdays and Thursdays 8:30am-9:30am - Hume - Spring 2018

Ashley Newby

Lecturer, Stanford Introductory Studies - Program in Writing and Rhetoric

Office Hours: Tuesdays 10:00am-1:00pm - Sweet Hall - Spring 2019

OFFICE: Sweet 316 PHONE: (650) 723-1361

anewby@stanford.edu

Gigi Otalvaro

Lecturer, Stanford Introductory Studies - Program in Writing and Rhetoric

Performance Art, Queer Performance, U.S. Latinx Performance, Feminism and Contemporary Art, Art and Activism, Latin American Art, Public Art and Memorials, Abstract Expressionism, Historical and Cultural Memory, Queer of Color Critique, Historic Red-light Districts, the Sex Industry, Politics of Space, Women of Color Feminisms, the Intersection of Race, Gender, and Sexuality

Office Hours: Wednesdays 10:00am-11:00am - Sweet Hall - Mondays and Wednesdays 5:20pm-6:20pm - Email Instructor - Winter 2019

Eldon Pei

Lecturer, Stanford Introductory Studies - Program in Writing and Rhetoric

Specialisation: world cinema; documentary film; post-war visual cultures; East and Southeast Asian studies; propaganda; media, technology and society; critical theory; postcolonialism

Office Hours: Mondays and Wednesdays 1:30pm-3:30pm - Sweet Hall - Spring 2019

John Peterson

PWR Advanced Lecturer, Stanford Introductory Studies - Program in Writing and Rhetoric

SPECIALIZATION: Liberal Arts Education; Art Versus Commerce; Literacy Narratives; Public Schools; Social/Racial Justice; Consumer Culture; Music & Film; Technology & Learning; Public Policy

Office Hours: Thursdays 2:30pm-4:30pm - Sweet Hall - Spring 2019

OFFICE: Sweet 331 PHONE: (650) 723-1361

(650) 723-1361

johnpete@stanford.edu

Sarah Pittock

PWR Advanced Lecturer, Stanford Introductory Studies - Program in Writing and Rhetoric

SPECIALIZATION: Writing Across the Curriculum; Writing In the Disciplines; Tutoring Pedagogy; Rhetoric of Children's Culture; 18th-Century Studies

Office Hours: Tuesdays 3:00pm-5:00pm - Spring 2019

OFFICE: Hume 207 PHONE: (650) 736-2954

(650) 723-4631

pittock@stanford.edu

Emily Polk

Lecturer, Stanford Introductory Studies - Program in Writing and Rhetoric

SPECIALIZATION: Facilitation and Mobilization of Social Movements in the Digital and Public Spheres; Communication of Community-Led Responses to Climate Change; the Role and Impact of Scholar Activism; Participatory Research; Rhetoric of Sustainability and Resiliency; Rhetoric of Global and Local Development

Office Hours: Mondays and Wednesdays 8:00am-9:30am - Sweet Hall - Spring 2019

OFFICE: Sweet 323 PHONE: (650) 721-6093 

empolk@stanford.edu

Becky Richardson

Lecturer, Stanford Introductory Studies - Program in Writing and Rhetoric

SPECIALIZATION: The Rhetoric of Inspiration and Self-Help; Nineteenth-Century British Literature; Environmental Studies; The Medical Humanities; Expressive Writing and Self-Reflection

Office Hours: Wednesdays 10:00am-12:00pm - Sweet Hall - Spring 2019

OFFICE: Sweet 328B PHONE: (650) 721-6775

beckyr@stanford.edu

Kim Savelson

PWR Advanced Lecturer, Stanford Introductory Studies - Program in Writing and Rhetoric

SPECIALIZATION: Design Thinking for Writing & Research; Science and Health Communication; Storytelling; Creativity Studies; Innovation Across the Disciplines

Office Hours: Tuesdays and Thursdays 12:30pm-1:30pm - Wallenberg Lobby - Winter 2019

OFFICE: Sweet 322 PHONE: (650) 725-1215

(650) 725-1215

savelson@stanford.edu

Tesla Schaeffer

Lecturer, Stanford Introductory Studies - Program in Writing and Rhetoric

SPECIALIZATION: 20th Century Rhetoric and Literature; Trauma Studies; Theories of Affect and Emotion; Rhetorics of the Academy; Composition Pedagogy

Office Hours: Mondays and Wednesdays 2:30pm-4:00pm - Sweet Hall - Spring 2019

(425) 223-6362

tschaeff@stanford.edu

Selby Schwartz

Lecturer, Stanford Introductory Studies - Program in Writing and Rhetoric

SPECIALIZATION: Gender Studies; Queer and Trans studies; Dance Studies; Performance Studies; Human Rights; Politics of Mass Incarceration; Early Cinema

Office Hours: Mondays 11am-1pm Thursdays 3:15pm-4:15pm - Sweet Hall - Spring 2019

Ruth Starkman

Lecturer, Stanford Introductory Studies - Program in Writing and Rhetoric

Ethics, classical rhetoric, computer science, biomedical education, women, first gens, minorities in higher education and STEM fields, machine learning, logic, political philosophy.

Office Hours: Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays 8:00am-9:00am - Bldg 260-201 - Spring 2019

Jennifer Stonaker

PWR Advanced Lecturer, Stanford Introductory Studies - Program in Writing and Rhetoric

SPECIALIZATION: Electronic Portfolios; Science Communication; Science Storytelling

Office Hours: Wednesdays 12:30pm-2:30pm - Sweet Hall - and by appointment at https://go.oncehub.com/jenniferstonaker - Spring 2019

OFFICE: Sweet 320 PHONE: (650) 723-8245

(650) 723-8245

jstonaker@stanford.edu

Lisa Swan

Lecturer, Stanford Introductory Studies - Program in Writing and Rhetoric

SPECIALIZATION: Composition Pedagogy; Equity; Faculty Professional Development

Office Hours: Mondays 1:45pm-3:45pm and Wednesdays 2:00pm-3:00pm - Sweet Hall - Winter 2019

Kathleen Tarr

Lecturer, Stanford Introductory Studies - Program in Writing and Rhetoric

SPECIALIZATION: Jurisprudence; Limits of Human Intelligence; Strategic Planning in International Relations and Governments; Global Economy; and Equal Employment Opportunity in the Entertainment Industry

Office Hours: Thursdays 9:00am-11:00am - Virtual - Spring 2019

OFFICE: Sweet 319 PHONE: (650) 723-3802

ktarr@stanford.edu

Jake Warga

Lecturer, Stanford Introductory Studies - Program in Writing and Rhetoric

SPECIALIZATION: Telling good stories and teaching how good stories are told. Workshopping with students to find their interests and how to share narrativize them with a wider audience. Crafting the power of narrative in everyday life.

OFFICE: Sweet 316 PHONE: (650) 723-3750 

(650) 736-3240

jwarga@stanford.edu

Ann Watters

Lecturer, Stanford Introductory Studies - Program in Writing and Rhetoric

SPECIALIZATION: Clinical Psychology; Cross-cultural Communication; Visual Arts.

Office Hours: Mondays and Wednesdays 10:15am-10:45am - Sweet Hall - Winter 2019

OFFICE: Sweet 327 PHONE: (650) 342-3843

Cassie Wright

Lecturer, Stanford Introductory Studies - Program in Writing and Rhetoric

SPECIALIZATION: Writing Program Administration; Assessment; and Feminist Critical Discourse Analysis and Rhetorical Studies

Office Hours: Tuesdays 9am-11am - Sweet Hall or Coupa Green / Hume (Contact Instructor) - Spring 2019

OFFICE: Sweet 320A PHONE: (650) 723-4606

(520) 548-0872

cassiew@stanford.edu

Irena Yamboliev

Lecturer, Stanford Introductory Studies - Program in Writing and Rhetoric

SPECIALIZATION: Literature and Culture of 19th- and 20th-Century Britain; Aesthetics; Narrative Theory; Science and its Rhetoric; Color Theory; Digital Humanities; Writing Pedagogy; Queer Theory

Office Hours: Thursdays 10am-1pm - Sweet Hall - Spring 2019

OFFICE: Sweet 321C

irenay@stanford.edu

Renren Yang

Lecturer, Stanford Introductory Studies - Program in Writing and Rhetoric

I specialize in twentieth-and-twenty-first century Chinese literature, film, and popular culture with a focus on literary and media analysis. I have written on works by Lu Xun, Eileen Chang, Zhao Shuli, Yan Lianke, Beidao, Han Han, and Tangjia sanshao. I am interested in genres of the Chinese novel, interfaces of reading and writing, time-travel imaginations in East Asia, surveillance cinema, and the politics of literary reputation across media ecologies.

Office Hours: Tuesdays 9:00am-11:00am Thursdays 10:00am-11:00am - Sweet Hall - Spring 2019

Yanshuo Zhang

Lecturer, Stanford Introductory Studies - Program in Writing and Rhetoric

Office Hours: Tuesdays 5:35pm-6:35pm Thursdays 5:35pm-6:35pm - Email Instructor - Winter 2019