Tonya Wertz-Orbaugh

Writing, Rhetoric, and Digital Studies
Senior Lecturer
Cameron 132

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Completed Doctoral studies, University of South Carolina
M.A. University of North Carolina Charlotte
B.A. Queens University (Charlotte, NC)

    Areas of Interest
    • Genre Studies
    • Multimodal Composing
    • Holocaust Writing
    Selected Publications and Presentations

    “This is All Well and Good, BUT . . .?” [Monolingual Teachers in Multilingual Writing Classrooms].  Conference on College Composition and Communication. Indianapolis, IN. March, 2014.

    “Social Constructs of “Good” Writing: The “Hows” and “Whys” of Genre Theory.” With Kendra Andrews. NCETA. Wilmington, NC. October 2013.

    “Meeting in the Middle.” Carolinas WPA, Charlotte, NC.  February, 2012.

    “Professional Development in the First-Year Writing Program.” SAMLA. Atlanta, GA. November, 2011.

    Wertz-Orbaugh, Tonya L. “Catharine Amy Dawson Scott.” Late Nineteenth and Early Twentieth-Century British Women Poets. Ed. William B. Thesing. Dictionary of Literary Biography: Volume 240. Detroit and San Francisco : The Gale Group, 2001. 246-51.

    Courses Taught
    • First-Year Writing (UWRT 1103/1104): Writing and Inquiry in Academic Contexts I and II
    Professional Appointments & University Service
    • UNC Charlotte since 2008
    • Faculty Advisor: Chi Omega Fraternity, 2008 to present
    • LBST Pilot Administration, Spring 2009 to Spring 2010
    • Co-Coordinator of First-Year Writing, Spring 2010—Spring 2013
    • UNC Charlotte Greek Week Faculty Award, April 2008
    • Irene D. Elliott Teaching Award, Department of English. University of South Carolina , 2002
    • Outstanding Faculty Member. Towers Residence Halls. University of South Carolina , 2002
    Professional Affiliations
    • Holocaust Educators Network Fellowship
    • National Writing Project