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Office of University Writing

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Office of University Writing

Office of The Provost

Auburn University’s University Writing

Founded in 2010, University Writing works to enhance the culture of writing and writing instruction at Auburn University. We strive to assist Auburn students and faculty in as many ways as possible.

For students, we provide programs, resources, and opportunities such as:

For faculty, we offer:

Meet the Office of University Writing Staff

 Dr. Christopher Basgier

Acting Director of University Writing
3436 RBD Library
(334) 844-7493

Christopher Basgier received his Ph.D. at Indiana University in 2013, and then spent four years at University of North Dakota, where he served as Academic Director of Composition and Acting Coordinator of Writing Across the Curriculum. He brings extensive experience working with faculty on teaching with writing, and he has consulted with departments about integrating writing throughout undergraduate and graduate curricula. His research, which spans writing across the curriculum, genre, and digital rhetoric, has appeared in venues like Across the Disciplines, The WAC Journal, and Composition Forum

 Amy CicchinoDr. Amy Cicchino

Associate Director of University Writing
3436 RBD Library
(334) 844-7476

Amy Cicchino received her PhD in English with a specialization in rhetoric and composition from Florida State University (FSU) in 2019. During her graduate career, Amy served as Assistant Director to the College Composition program, GTA-mentor instructor, and instructor in both the College Composition program and the Editing, Writing, and Media major. Before entering the PhD program, Amy taught high school English for seven years in Florida. Her research takes up digital pedagogy, curriculum development, and writing program administration.

 Heather Stuart

Senior Program Administrator
3436 RBD Library
(334) 844-7413

Heather Stuart began working for University Writing in August 2013. She received her MEd in Administration of Higher Education from Auburn University and her BA in Psychology and Interpersonal Communication from Alma College. Prior to joining the Office of University Writing, Heather served as a Community Outreach and Marketing AmeriCorps Member for Habitat for Humanity of Kent County in Michigan.

 Ashley ShampAshley Shamp

Administrative Support Specialist
3436 RBD Library
(334) 844-7475

Ashley Shamp joined University Writing in April 2018. She received her BA in Marketing from Auburn University in 2012, and has previously worked in sales and marketing. In her free time she enjoys traveling with her husband, reading, going to concerts, and spending time with her four spoiled house rabbits.