With a Ph.D. degree from the State University of New York at Stony Brook, where one of her study emphases was Victorian prose, Jennifer Westbay currently teaches first-year (Writing I) and intermediate (Writing II) composition courses where her syllabus themes include U.S. history and politics, agitational communication, human abilities and disabilities, and health and health care. Her UCLA Writing Programs teaching history also includes upper-division and Honors Collegium writing courses; writing courses in humanities, social sciences, and health care; and pedagogy courses for graduate students. Westbay’s research interests include classical rhetoric and adaptations between written genres. At Writing Programs she has served on many committees, chairing those charged with hiring, peer review, administrative structure, instructional evaluation, and the Division of Humanities essay prizes, and she has been the all-campus faculty representative on the UCLA Communications Board. She is a 2004 campus distinguished teaching award winner.
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