PWR People

Christine Alfano

Advanced Lecturer

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

Office Hours: By appointment. Please email if you'd like to set up a meeting.


OFFICE: Sweet 310

(650) 736-1422

Mutallip Anwar


Office Hours: Monday 1:30pm-2:30pm; 5:30pm-6:30pm and Wednesday 1:30pm-2:30pm PACIFIC


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

Adam Banks

Professor of Education


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

Angela Becerra Vidergar


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: Tuesday and Thursday 12:00pm-1pm PACIFIC


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

Shaleen Brawn

PWR Advanced Lecturer

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

Office Hours: Monday 1:00pm-2:00pm and Friday 12:00pm-1:00pm PACIFIC


OFFICE: Sweet 324 PHONE: (650) 723-5524

Tessa Rose Brown


Office Hours: Friday 12:00pm-2:00pm PACIFIC


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

Nissa Ren Cannon


Office Hours: Monday 1:00pm-2:30pm and Wednesday 8:30am-9:30am PACIFIC

Tara Diener



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

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

(650) 723-4642

Kevin DiPirro

PWR Advanced Lecturer

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

Office Hours: Monday and Wednesday 10:00am-11:00am and Tuesday 11:00am-12:00pm PACIFIC


OFFICE: Sweet 327

(650) 723-4631

Erik Ellis

PWR Advanced Lecturer

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

Office Hours: Tuesday 7:45am-10:45am PACIFIC


OFFICE: Sweet 328

(650) 725-1218

Norah Fahim


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

Office Hours: Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays 11:30am-12:30pm


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

(650) 736-2954

Lindsey Felt


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

Office Hours: Tuesday and Thursday 2:00pm-3:30pm PACIFIC

Megan Formato


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 Hours: Thursday 10:30am-12:30pm PACIFIC Also by appointment


OFFICE: Sweet 328

(650) 725-1218

Thomas Freeland

Advanced Lecturer

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

(650) 736-2337

Holly Fulton


Office Hours: Monday and Wednesday 1:00pm-2:30pm PACIFIC


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

Mark Gardiner


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

Office Hours: Wednesday 2:00pm-3:30pm and Thursday 12:30pm-2:00pm PACIFIC


OFFICE: Sweet 322C

Wendy Goldberg

Advanced Lecturer

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

Office Hours: Wednesday and Friday 4:00pm-5:00pm PACIFIC


OFFICE: Sweet 326

(650) 723-8244

Alexander Greenhough


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

Office Hours: Tuesday 9:00am-10:30am Thursday 3:30pm-5:00pm PACIFIC

Arturo Heredia


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


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

On leave Fall 2020

Shannon Hervey


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

Office Hours: Wednesday 8:30am-10:00am and Friday 9:00am-11:00am PACIFIC


OFFICE: Sweet 319 PHONE: (650) 721-6775

Brittany S. Hull


Office Hours: Tuesday and Thursday 12:00pm-1:30pm PACIFIC

Donna Hunter

Advanced Lecturer

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

Office Hours: Monday 4:00pm-5:30pm and Wednesday 12:15pm-1:15pm PACIFIC


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

Harriett Virginia-Ann Jernigan


Office Hours: Monday and Wednesday 1:00pm-2:30pm PACIFIC


OFFICE: Sweet 320C

Jennifer Johnson


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: Tuesday and Thursday 10:00am-11:00am PACIFIC


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

Christopher Kamrath

Advanced Lecturer

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

Office Hours: Tuesday 12:30pm-2:30pm Thursday 9:30am-11:30am PACIFIC Also by appointment


OFFICE: Sweet 317

(650) 723-4621

Hayden Kantor


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

Office Hours: Tuesday and Thursday 12:30pm-2:00pm PACIFIC


On Leave Autumn 2020

Valerie Kinsey


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


OFFICE: Sweet 329

Raechel Lee


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

Office Hours: Mondays and Wednesdays 4:30pm-6:00pm PACIFIC


OFFICE: Sweet 321C

Helen Lie


SPECIALIZATION: Communication Pedagogy; Visual Communication; Presentation Skills


OFFICE: Sweet 320D

(650) 723-1792

Sangeeta Mediratta

PWR Lecturer

Office Hours: Tuesdays and Thursdays 11:00am-12:30pm PACIFIC


OFFICE: Sweet 321B

Kevin C. Moore


Office Hours: Tuesday and Thursday 12:00pm-1:30pm PACIFIC


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

Gabrielle Moyer

Advanced Lecturer

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


OFFICE: Sweet 324

Currently on leave.

Tiffany Naiman


Office Hours: Tuesday 1:00pm-2:00pm and Friday 9:00am-10:00am PACIFIC

Eldon Pei


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

Office Hours: Monday 3:30pm-5:00pm Thursday 3:30pm-5:00pm PACIFIC


OFFICE: Sweet 324A

John Peterson

Advanced Lecturer

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

Office Hours: Thursday 2:30pm-4:30pm PACIFIC Also by appointment


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

(650) 723-1361

Sarah Pittock

Advanced Lecturer

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

Office Hours: Tuesday 9:30am-11:30am PACIFIC Also by appointment


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

(650) 723-4631

Emily Polk

PWR Advanced Lecturer

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: Monday 1:00pm-2:00pm and Wednesday 9:30am-11:30am PACIFIC


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

Rebecca Richardson


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

Office Hours: Monday 9:00am-10:00am and 12:00pm(noon)-1:00pm Tuesday and Thursday 2:00pm-2:30pm PACIFIC


OFFICE: Sweet 326 PHONE: (650) 721-6775

Katherine Rothschild


Office Hours: Monday and Wednesday 11:30am-1:00pm PACIFIC

Kim Savelson

Advanced Lecturer

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

Office Hours: Tuesdays and Thursdays 1:15pm-2:30pm PACIFIC


OFFICE: Sweet 322

(650) 725-1215

Tesla Schaeffer


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

Office Hours: Mondays and Wednesdays 1:00pm-2:30pm PACIFIC


OFFICE: Sweet 323

(425) 223-6362

Selby Wynn Schwartz


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

Office Hours: Monday 3:00pm-4:30pm and Wednesday 9:00am-11:00am PACIFIC


Ruth Starkman


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

Office Hours: Tuesday and Thursday 12:00pm-2:00pm PACIFIC And by appointment


OFFICE: Sweet 331

Jennifer Stonaker

Advanced Lecturer

SPECIALIZATION: Electronic Portfolios; Science Communication; Science Storytelling

Office Hours: Tuesday and Thursday 2:00pm-3:00pm PACIFIC


OFFICE: Sweet 320

(650) 723-8245

Lisa Marie Swan


SPECIALIZATION: Composition Pedagogy; Equity; Faculty Professional Development

Office Hours: Tuesday and Thursday 2:00pm-4:00pm and Monday 1:30pm-2:30pm PACIFIC


OFFICE: Sweet 329

Kathleen Tarr

PWR Advanced Lecturer

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: Monday, Tuesday and Thursday 8:00am-9:00am PACIFIC


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

Mr Jonah Willihnganz

Lecturer, Med/SPRC - Health and Human Performance The Stanford Storytelling Project Manager, Stanford Introductory Studies


(650) 725-1626

Roberta Wolfson


20th and 21st Century Multiethnic U.S. Literatures, Comparative Ethnic Studies, Critical Mixed Race Studies, Racial and Social Justice, Ethnofuturist Speculative Fiction, Popular U.S. Culture, Risk and Security Studies

Office Hours: Tuesday and Thursday 4:00pm-5:30pm PACIFIC

Cassie Wright


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

Office Hours: Friday 9:00am-12:00pm PACIFIC


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

(520) 548-0872

Irena Yamboliev


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: Tuesday and Thursday 10:30am-12:00pm PACIFIC