A former director of Howard University’s WAC Program, Dr. Redd served on the Board of Consultants for the International Network of Writing Across the Curriculum Programs for nearly twenty years. In June 2016, she retired from Howard as a Full Professor after 33 years of service, including nearly 13 years as the director of Howard’s Center for Excellence in Teaching, Learning & Assessment and 24 years as the director of the WAC Program.
A winner of Howard’s Teaching Excellence Award, Dr. Redd has earned a national reputation for her scholarship and service. She has published numerous articles and chapters about pedagogy and writing as well as two books, Revelations: An Anthology of Expository Essays by and about Blacks and A Teacher’s Introduction to African American English: What a Writing Teacher Should Know. She has also served on the editorial boards of three national journals, the executive committee of the Conference on College Composition & Communication, and the advisory board for the HBCU Symposium on Rhetoric & Composition. In addition, in 2019, she helped plan and facilitate AWAC’s first summer institute for WAC directors.
As a consultant, Dr. Redd specializes in tailoring workshops and curricula to fit the goals and culture of an institution. For instance, she has helped many historically black colleges and universities launch or expand writing initiatives that build upon their cultural foundation and fulfill their Quality Enhancement Plan for reaccreditation. For more information, see https://reddedconsulting.com/.
Areas of Specialization: WAC strategic planning, launching a WAC program, conducting WAC workshops for faculty across the curriculum (including the health sciences), revitalizing a WAC program, online WAC training, assessing a WAC program, technology and writing, technical writing, service-learning, writing assessment, linguistic diversity, teaching African American students
Geographic Consulting Experience: U.S. and South Africa