Faculty Advisory Board for the Program for Writing and Communication (FAB-PWC)


The Faculty Advisory Board (FAB) will have an ongoing advisory role in all aspects of the Program for Writing and Communication (PWC), though final programmatic decisions will rest with the PWC Director. In order to ensure that the PWC is identifying and meeting the needs of the Rice community, the FAB will meet with the Director at least twice a year to provide support and consultation about the program.

Specific activities for this committee include:

  • Reviewing PWC projects and sub-programs, including their relationship to other campus programs
  • Suggesting projects, including assessments, the PWC might consider
  • Reviewing strategic plans
  • Advocating for the needs of the PWC at the university
  • Sharing information about the PWC across campus
  • Advising the PWC Director as requested
  • Preparing a brief, written report on the activities of the committee at the end of each academic year and submitting copies of this report to the Faculty Senate.

2023-2024 Membership

Members serve rotating three-year terms.

Name School/Dept Term Ends
Ashley Leeds, chair Political Science 2025
Shantel Blakely Architecture 2026
Dominic Boyer Anthropology 2026
Dan Cohan Civil & Environmental Engineering 2025
Peter Hartley Economics 2024
Lacy Johnson English 2026
Janet Moore Business 2024
Dereth Phillips BioSciences 2024
Bridget Gorman (or designee) Dean of Undergraduates non-voting liaison
Seiichi Matsuda (or designee) Dean of Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies non-voting liaison
Jennifer Wilson Director, Program in Writing and Communication non-voting liaison

Updated July 27, 2023