Campus Writing Board

The Campus Writing Board, a campus-wide faculty committee formed in 1984, is authorized to set Campus Writing Program policy and approve courses as “Writing Intensive.” Faculty appointed by the Dean of Arts and Science and the Provost serve three-year terms on the Board, reviewing courses in one of three areas: Education and Social Sciences, Humanities and Arts, and Natural and Applied Sciences. The Board’s approval process is designed to ensure that WI courses meet the standards set forth in the Guidelines for Writing Intensive Courses, the foundational document of the Campus Writing Program. The Campus Writing Board has proved to be one of the campus’s most proactive committees. The Board continues to ensure the integrity of the WI roster of courses and implement changes to WI policy over time. 


2016-17 Campus Writing Board

Spring 2017 Meeting Dates

All meetings held at the Conley House


ESS – Monday, February 13th @1pm

HA – Wednesday, February 15th @10am

NAS- Friday, February 17th @10am

Campus Writing Board – Wednesday, February 22nd @10am


ESS – Monday, March 13th @ 1pm

HA – Wednesday, March 15th @ 10am

NAS – Friday, March 17th @ 10am

Campus Writing Board – Wednesday, March 22nd @10am


ESS – Monday, April 17th @ 1pm

HA – Wednesday, April 19th @ 10am

NAS – Friday, April 14th @ 10am

Campus Writing Board – Wednesday, April 26th @ 10am

 (ESS=Educational and Social Science Subcommittee; HA = Humanities and Arts Subcommittee; NAS = Natural and Applied Sciences Subcommittee)

2016-17 Board Members 

Board Chair: Alexandra Socarides, English

First Name Last Name Department CWB Subcommittee
Mamadou Badiane Romance Languages & Literature Humanities & Arts
Caroline Brock Rural Sociology Educational & Social Sciences
Sandy  Crews Management Educational & Social Sciences
Aaron Harms Learning Center Ex Officio Member
Rachel Harper Learning Center Ex Officio Member
Beverly Horvit Journalism Humanities & Arts
Brian Houston Communication Educational & Social Sciences
Laurie Kingsley Learning, Teaching & Curriculum Educational & Social Sciences
Roberto Koch Registration/Enrollment Management Ex Officio Member
*Ashlie Lester Human Development & Family Studies Educational & Social Sciences
Peter Motavalli Soil, Environmental & Atmospheric Sciences Natural & Applied Sciences
Carolyn Orbann Health Sciences Natural & Applied Sciences
Jamille Palacios Agricultural/Applied Economics Natural & Applied Sciences
Mark Palmer Geography Educational & Social Sciences
Mario Pennella Agriculture Biochemistry Natural & Applied Sciences
Jeannette Pierce MU Libraries Ex Officio Member
Lisa Sattenspiel Anthropology Natural & Applied Sciences
Jen Schaffer Arts & Sciences Dean's Office/Advising Ex Officio Member
*Benyamin Schwarz Architectural Studies Humanities & Arts
Alexandra Socarides English Humanities & Arts
Jim Spain Provost's Office Ex Officio Member
Donna Strickland English Ex Officio Member
Julija Sukys English Humanities & Arts
Ted Tarkow Arts & Science Dean's Office Ex Officio Member
Carlynn Trout Arts & Science Dean's Office/Advising Ex Officio Member
Danna Vessell Educational Technologies @ MO Ex Officio Member
Carla  Whitney Registration/Enrollment Management Ex Officio Member
Ric Wilson Art Humanities & Arts
*Andy Winholtz Mechanical & Aerospace Engineering Natural & Applied Sciences

Campus Writing Program Staff (Non-Voting)

Name Phone Email
Amy Lannin, Director 573-882-1798

Jonathan Cisco, Assistant Director 573-884-6221
Lina Trigos, Coordinator 573-884-1797
Jackie Thomas, Administrative Assistant 573-882-4881

*Denotes Subcommittee Chair