The Writing-Intensive Course Committee is responsible for overseeing the writing-intensive course program. The WICC reviews and approves all proposals for writing-intensive courses; drafts policies for the w-course program, including the w-course guidelines; and assesses the w-course program.

The Committee is comprised of faculty members from across the schools and colleges. These faculty serve three-year terms. The Committee also includes ex-officio representatives from the GenEd program, the First-Year Writing program, Charles Library, and the Writing Center.


  • Harsh Chopra / College of Engineering
  • Alix Davatzes / College of Science and Technology
  • Alexander deVaron / Boyer College of Music and Dance
  • Amelia Duffy-Tumasz / College of Liberal Arts
  • Rachael Groner / First Year Writing Program
  • Caroline Heffernan / School of Tourism and Hospitality Management
  • Stephen D. Kelly / The Writing Center
  • Patricia Moore-Martinez / General Education Program
  • Christina Owings / Fox School of Business
  • Erin Pauwels / Tyler School of Art
  • Dana Saewitz / Klein College of Media and Communication
  • Lori Salem / Student Success Center
  • Adam Shambaugh / Library
  • Caitlin Shanley / Library
  • Michael Szekely / College of Liberal Arts

As Committee members complete their three-year terms, new members are added. We solicit nominations from the Faculty Senate, but faculty are also invited to self-nominate. Any full-time faculty member who has taught a designated writing-intensive course is eligible to serve on the WICC.