Georgia Rhoades was the founding director of Writing Across the Curriculum of Appalachian State University in 2008. She offers support for creating sustainable programs based on conversation between faculty, developing vertical writing curricula, designing faculty development across campuses, and collaboration between institutions. Appalachian’s Writing Across Institutions conference, established in 2009, is a free conference for community college faculty in North Carolina, and is a model for establishing WAC practices and conversations between community college faculty and universities. In 2011, the WAC program, along with the University Writing Center and the RC program, was awarded the CCCC Certificate of Excellence for its vertical writing curriculum and intensive faculty support. Rhoades has presented internationally at EATAW, WDHE, NFEAP, and Great Writing, and at CCCC, the Watson Conference, Quinnipiac, Feminist Rhetoric, and NWSA. She was recognized by the NC Board of Governors for excellence in teaching. She has been published in A Minefield of Dreams and Research in Writing, and her articles have appeared in Currents, Across the Disciplines, Academe, and Feminist Formations. She has regularly held artistic residencies at Annaghmakerrig, the Tyrone Guthrie Centre in Ireland, and The Playhouse in Derry, N. Ireland, since 1995.
Areas of specialization: Vertical writing curricula, faculty development, community college support, non-tenure track faculty development and concerns
Geographic Consulting Experience: U.S.