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Writing Programs is located on the first floor of Ross-Blakley Hall Feel free to stop by or call the office (480-965-3853). You can also contact members of the administrative team by email.

Writing Programs Administrative Team

Kyle Jensen, Ph.D., Professor of English
Director of Writing Programs, dr.kjensen@asu.edu

Second-Language Writing Program 

Paul Kei Matsuda, Ph.D., Professor of English
Director of Second Language Writing, pmatsuda@asu.edu

Marlene Tovar
Associate Director of Second Language Writing, matovar1@asu.edu

Eva Jin
Assistant Director of Second Language Writing, yjin90@asu.edu

Professional Writing Program 

Mark Hannah, Ph.D., Assistant Professor of English
Coordinator of Professional Writing, Mark.Hannah@asu.edu

Administrative Office Staff

Demetria Baker
Writing Programs Manager, dlb@asu.edu


Writing Centers

ASU Writing Centers are excellent resources for students. As a general rule, students who make a habit of visiting a writing center multiple times a semester have higher retention into their sophomore and junior years. 

ASU Composition Conference 

The ASU Composition Conference is held annually. Presentation Proposals are usually due by mid-January, and the Conference is normally held in the second half of February or first week of March.

National Day on Writing at ASU Writing Programs

The National Day on Writing is an initiative of the National Council of Teachers of English, an organization for professionals at all levels, kindergarten through college. NDoW was established “to draw attention to the remarkable variety of writing we engage in, and to help writers from all walks of life recognize how important writing is to their lives.” As part of an effort to make the work of Writing Programs visible to the rest of the campus and beyond, NDoW gives us an occasion to engage the rest of the campus in thinking and talking about writing.


ASU Graduate Scholars of English Association (GSEA)



National Gallery of Writing

National Day on Writing

National Conversation on Writing

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