About

Mission


The Philadelphia Area Council of Writing Program Administrators advocates best practices in writing programs for all postsecondary institutions in our region. A nonprofit, professional organization, we support research in our field; collaborate for professional development; and champion labor equity for composition practitioners of every rank, status, and area of responsibility. We bring our mutual strength to advance literacy for our communities, for our institutions, and for our students.

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Executive Committee


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Valerie Ross

Co-Chair

Director, Critical Writing Program
University of Pennsylvania

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Ella Browning

Interim Treasurer

Associate Director, WID
University of Pennsylvania

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William FitzGerald

Co-Chair

Associate Professor of English
Rutgers University—Camden

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Gabriel Cutrufello

Member At-Large

Assistant Professor of English
York College

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Julie Malsbury

Secretary 

Faculty
University of the Sciences

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Adjunct Representative

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Student Representative

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Matthew Osborn

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Assistant Director, Critical Writing Program
University of Pennsylvania

Bylaws


See a complete set of the organization's scope, policies, committee responsibilities, and so on here.

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