Program Administration

The University Writing Program (UWP) offers courses to strengthen every GW undergraduate student's ability to write clearly and effectively at the university and in other arenas. We emphasize the importance of writing for success in all academic, public, and professional enterprises that require critical thinking and communication. The program has three divisions: First-Year WritingWriting in the Disciplines (WID); and the University Writing Center.

Executive Director, University Writing Program
Rachel Riedner

Associate Professor of Writing and Women's Studies
Ames 205 | 202-242-5156 rach@gwu.edu

Director, First Year Writing
Sandie Friedman 
Assistant Professor of Writing 
Ames 224 | 202-242-5366 | srf@gwu.edu

Deputy Director, First Year Writing
Zachary Wolfe
Assistant Professor of Writing
Ames 220 | 202-242-5130| zwolfe@gwu.edu

Director, Writing in the Disciplines
Randi Kristensen 
Assistant Professor of Writing
Ames 214| 202-242-5291 rkris@gwu.edu

Deputy Director, Writing in the Disciplines
Jon Dueck 
Assistant Professor of Writing
Ames 231 | 202-242-5275| dueck@gwu.edu

Director, University Writing Center 
Carol Hayes
Assistant Professor of Writing
Ames 233 | 202-242-6520| czink@gwu.edu

Deputy Director, University Writing Center 
Phyllis Ryder
Associate Professor of Writing
Ames 228 | 202-242-6667| hayesc@gwu.edu

Operations Manager
Elisa Valero
Ames 206 | 202-242-5375 | eval@gwu.edu

Dept. Operations Coordinator
Gil Huerta
Ames 207 | 202-242-5327 | ghuerta@gwu.edu