The University Writing Program (UWP) offers courses to strengthen every GW student's ability to write clearly and effectively at the university and in other arenas, and emphasizes the importance of writing for success in all academic, public, and professional enterprises that require critical thinking and communication.

Please read the Message from University Writing Program Faculty in response to current political rhetoric.

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Program Administrators

Rachel Riedner, Executive Director
Zachary Wolfe, Director of First Year Writing
Danika Myers, Deputy Directors of First Year Writing
Gordon Mantler, Director of Writing in the Disciplines
Phil Troutman, Deputy Director of Writing in the Disciplines
Carol Hayes, Director of the Writing Center
Phyllis Ryder, Deputy Director of the Writing Center

Elisa Valero, Operations Manager
Gil Huerta, Operations Coordinator


2017 Summer Writing Courses