The CWPA Planning Committee organizes the WPA-GO social at CWPA, and it also helps the GO plan other events at the conference. Activity peaks at the beginning of the year.
Rebecca Petitti is a 4th year PhD Candidate in Rhetoric and Composition at the University of Massachusetts Amherst, and is so excited to be working as the CWPA Planning Committee Chair this year! Her research explores if and how disciplinary knowledge about digitality in FYC gets taken up in Writing Program design and curricular decision-making. When not researching or writing, Rebecca enjoys traveling, drinking too much coffee, and finding new shows to watch with her cats!
Clare Russell is a fifth and final year doctoral student at Wayne State University in Detroit, Michigan. Her dissertation focuses on writing pedagogy education, specifically curricular development in the teaching practicum for new college writing instructors. Clare has been an active member of WPA-GO since beginning her adventure in graduate school and considers her service an important catalyst her growth as a scholar, instructor, and colleague!
Stacy Wittstock is a third year PhD student in Education at the University of California, Davis, emphasizing in Writing, Rhetoric, and Composition Studies and Learning and Mind Sciences. Her research interests include basic writing and writers, writing program administration, and the relationship between race, language, and writing assessment, particularly for students deemed underprepared for college writing.