PhD in Rhetoric, Composition, and the Teaching of English, University of Arizona
Madelyn Pawlowski earned her PhD from the University of Arizona in Rhetoric, Composition, and the Teaching of English with secondary specializations in second language writing and writing program administration. In her research, she uses a variety of methods and draws upon interdisciplinary lines of inquiry to explore teacher and student knowledge development in the context of college writing programs. She is invested in helping both teachers and students develop their linguistic repertoires and their awareness of how writing is shaped by social contexts, reader expectations, genre conventions, and the rhetorical-linguistic choices of writers. She specializes in teacher development, genre studies, and language ideologies, practices, and policies. Her work appears in journals such as Composition Forum and numerous edited collections. Madelyn has taught all levels of foundational writing from basic to honors; writing courses for multilingual and international students; upper-division business and technical writing courses; and summer bridge programs designed to ease student transitions from high school to college. Her work to design innovative learning opportunities that honor students’ diverse cultural and communicative resources has been recognized at local and national levels.