Director of Ott Memorial Writing Center
Phone: (414) 288-3590
Rebecca Nowacek is an associate professor in the Department of English, where she’s been on faculty since 2001. She serves as Director of the Ott Memorial Writing Center and Director of Marquette’s Course Embedded Tutors program; she also serves as the PI of Marquette’s W.R.I.T.E. (Writing and Research Integrative Tutor
Experience) Fellows program, a Mellon-funded undergraduate research initiative.
Her research focuses on transfer of learning and writing in the disciplines. She is the author of Agents of Integration: Understanding Transfer as a Rhetorical Act (2011), and the co-editor of Citizenship Across the Curriculum (2010) and Literacy, Economy, and Power (2014). Her work has also appeared in College Composition and Communication, College English, and Research in the Teaching of English. Her chapter in Naming What We Know, co-authored with Brad Hughes, received the International Writing Centers Association Outstanding Article award.
Rebecca was the 2012 recipient of Marquette's Robert and Mary Gettel Faculty Award for Teaching Excellence and the 2011 recipient of the College of Arts and Sciences Excellence in Faculty Advising Award. She was also a 2005-06 Carnegie Scholar with the Carnegie Academy for the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning.
Acting Director of Ott Memorial Writing Center
Phone: (414) 288-3467
Jenn is a teacher and scholar of rhetoric and composition/writing studies. A member of the Marquette faculty since 2011, she is the former Director of the First-Year English Program and co-founder of the Writing Innovation Symposium. She is also a 2018-2019 Faculty Civic Dialogues Fellow.
Jenn's published scholarship includes more than a dozen peer-reviewed articles and book chapters; the Research Exchange Index (REx), which is a scholarly database for writing research (2016); and special issues of CCC Online (2012), Peitho (2015), and Community Literacy Journal (forthcoming, 2018). She is the Principal Investigator of 3 grant-supported research projects and the recipient of the 2006 Richard Braddock Award. Her current projects center longitudinal and undergraduate research as well as community writing.
Over the course of her career, Jenn has contributed extensive national professional leadership. She was elected President of the Coalition of Feminist Scholars in the History of Rhetoric and Composition, and she is the founding Co-Chair of the CCCC Committee on Undergraduate Research. She also serves on the inaugural boards of Literacy in Composition Studies and the Coalition of Community Writing (CCW). In these roles, as in the classroom and her scholarship, her modus operandi is to make available meaningful opportunities for others, and she looks forward to doing the same through her work in the Ott Memorial Writing Center.