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Valerie Ross

Director, Critical Writing Program, Center for Programs in Contemporary Writing

Office Hours

by appointmentCenter for Programs in Contemporary Writing, 3808 Walnut Street215-573-2729

Valerie Ross is the founding director (2003) of the University of Pennsylvania's Critical Writing Program, an independent writing in the disciplines program organized around evidence-driven teaching and discipline-specific transferable writing instruction. Ross's current research interests include an NSF-funded project on undergraduate peer review in STEM courses; writing ecologies; cognitive and non-cognitive elements of writing knowledge transfer; human and machine learning; and all of these informed by an abiding professional and personal interest in film studies, particularly the history of American auteurs.  

Courses Taught

spring 2018

fall 2017

ENGL 135.401 Peer Tutoring  

spring 2017

ENGL 135.401 Peer Tutoring  

fall 2016

ENGL 135.401 Peer Tutoring  
ENGL 292.601 Wes Anderson  

spring 2016

ENGL 135.401 Peer Tutoring  

fall 2015

ENGL 135.401 Peer Tutoring  
ENGL 292.601 Martin Scorsese  

spring 2015

ENGL 135.401 Peer Tutoring  
ENGL 292.601 Alfred Hitchcock  

fall 2014

ENGL 292.601 Kathryn Bigelow  

spring 2014

ENGL 135.401 Peer Tutoring  

fall 2013

ENGL 135.401 Peer Tutoring  

spring 2013

ENGL 135.401 Peer Tutoring  
ENGL 292.601 Martin Scorsese  

fall 2012

ENGL 292.601 Alfred Hitchcock  

spring 2012

ENGL 135.401 Peer Tutoring  
ENGL 292.601 Woody Allen  

fall 2011

ENGL 292.601 Charlie Chaplin  

spring 2011

ENGL 135.401 Peer Tutoring  

fall 2010

ENGL 135.401 Peer Tutoring  
ENGL 292.601 Elia Kazan  

spring 2010

ENGL 292.601 Woody Allen  

fall 2009

ENGL 292.601 Charlie Chaplin  

spring 2009

ENGL 135.401 Peer Tutoring  

fall 2008

ENGL 292.601 Alfred Hitchchock  

spring 2008

ENGL 135.305 Peer Tutoring  
ENGL 292.601 Woody Allen  

fall 2007

ENGL 135.305 Peer Tutoring  
ENGL 292.601 Stanley Kubrick  

fall 2006

ENGL 292.602 Alfred Hitchcock  

fall 2005

ENGL 135.304 Peer Tutor Training  

summer 2005

ENGL 135.911 Peer Tutor Traning and Fieldwork cancelled  

fall 2004

ENGL 135.303 Writing Advisors Section  

spring 2004

spring 2003

ENGL 276.601 Autobiography & Fiction  

spring 2002

spring 2000