1. University of Virginia
  2. Arts & Sciences

Seitz

Recent Lectures & Publications

  • “In Another Dress: Teaching, Aging, and Productive Pedagogical Tension.” Special Issue of Literacy in Composition Studies, forthcoming 2018.
  • "Inventing the Writing Program: How to Name What We Do When, However Old, It's New." Association of Departments of English Bulletin, forthcoming 2018.
  • “Alternative Writing Assignments.” Washington and Lee University.  Lexington VA: August 26, 2016.
  • “Unconventional Writing Instruction.” Millsaps College.  Jackson, MS: October 27, 2016.
  • “Questions We Can’t Answer: The Secret to a Good Writing Assignment.”  Association of Departments of English Bulletin No. 154 (2015):  51 - 56.
  • “Developmental Networks for Novice College Writing Instructors.” Co-authored with Charles Paine and Patricia Sullivan.  In Dominguez, N. & Gandert, Y. (Eds.). 7th Annual Mentoring Conference Proceedings: Developmental Networks: Mentoring & Coaching at Work. Albuquerque, NM: University of New Mexico, 2014.
  • “Re-Telling Our Tales: Narratives of Teaching and the Graduate Curriculum.”  The Graduate Program in Cultural Rhetoric, Syracuse University.  Syracuse, NY: November 14, 2012.

Honors

  • Richard A. and Sarah Page Mayo N.E.H. Distinguished Professorship, UVA, 2016 - 2019
  • Chancellor’s Distinguished Teaching Award, University of Pittsburgh, 2005
  • David and Tina Bellet Teaching Excellence Award for the College of Arts and Sciences, University of Pittsburgh, 2003
  • Carnegie Scholar, Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching, 2001-02
First Name: 
James
Position: 
Associate Professor and Director, Academic and Professional Writing Program
Email: 
jes4bd@virginia.edu
Computing ID: 
jes4bd
Phone: 
434-924-6614
Office Address: 

322-B Bryan Hall

Photo: 
Degrees: 

Ph.D. New York University
M.A. University of New Mexico
B.A. University of California at Santa Barbara

Introduction: 

Interests

I teach undergraduate courses in writing and literature, and I like to bring my interests in music, film, television, art, and athletics into my classes, where I can think alongside my students about problems and possibilities in what we read, watch, and listen to.  My graduate teaching focuses on pedagogy and curriculum development, with an emphasis on how we can make the teaching of English more meaningful for today’s students.

Office Hours: 

By appointment.

Class Schedule: 

W 5:00-7:30

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