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David Martins

University Writing Program Director
University Writing Program
Academic Affairs
Associate Professor

585-475-6376
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David Martins

University Writing Program Director
University Writing Program
Academic Affairs
Associate Professor

Education

BA, St. Olaf College; MA, Northern Arizona University; Ph.D., Michigan Technological University

Bio

Ph.D. Dissertation: “When ‘a soda fountain orgy may mean death’: Diabetes Education and the Rhetorics of Compliance and Responsibility” (Dennis Lynch, Director)

585-475-6376

Currently Teaching

UWRT-150
3 Credits
Writing Seminar is a three-credit course limited to 19 students per section. The course is designed to develop first-year students’ proficiency in analytical and rhetorical reading and writing, and critical thinking. Students will read, understand, and interpret a variety of non-fiction texts representing different cultural perspectives and/or academic disciplines. These texts are designed to challenge students intellectually and to stimulate their writing for a variety of contexts and purposes. Through inquiry-based assignment sequences, students will develop academic research and literacy practices that will be further strengthened throughout their academic careers. Particular attention will be given to the writing process, including an emphasis on teacher-student conferencing, critical self-assessment, class discussion, peer review, formal and informal writing, research, and revision. Small class size promotes frequent student-instructor and student-student interaction. The course also emphasizes the principles of intellectual property and academic integrity for both current academic and future professional writing.
UWRT-325
3 Credits
Writing Genre, Theory & Practice is a three-credit course. This course is designed to foster students' development as academic writers and communicators through the study of genre, literacy, and peer-to-peer interactions. Students will read, interpret, and reflect on a variety of texts, analyze writing-related artifacts, revise their own writing in a variety of mediums, and conduct ethnographic-oriented observations of writing consultation sessions in the RIT Writing Commons. Particular attention will be given to the writing and revision process, peer-to-peer conferencing, class discussion, and ethnographic research and remediation projects. Through engagement with each other and students and staff in the Writing Commons, students will develop successful reading, writing, and communication practices that will inform their participation in other academic and workplace contexts (e.g. writing center consultations, undergraduate research). To be enrolled in UWRT 325, students need to have completed UWRT 150 First Year Writing.

Select Scholarship

Book Chapter
Martins, David Swiencicki and Rebecca Roja Charry. "Between “Pleasantville” and “My Way or the Highway”: Promoting Productive Discussion of Social Justice in a Globally Linked Learning Environment." Globalizing On-line: Telecollaborations, Internationalization, and Social Justice. Ed. Nataly Tcherepashenets. Bern, Switzerland: Peter Lang, 2015. 151-173. Print. ∆ ˜
Journal Paper
Martins, David Swiencicki and Patrick Reed. "Transnational Writing Programs and Emergent Models for Teaching, Learning and Writing." Kairos 20. 1 (2015): Online Journal. Web. ˜
Full Length Book
Martins, David Swiencicki (Ed.), Chris M. Anson, and Christiane Donahue. Transnational Writing Program Administration. Logan, UT: Utah State University Press, 2015. Print. ˜
Invited Keynote/Presentation
Martins, David. "Creating Global Partnerships Through Online International Collaborations: Resources and Examples." Navigating Global Currents Conference. Association of International Educators. Niagara Falls, NY. 4-6 Nov. 2012. Conference Presentation. *
Martins, David. "Transnational Writing Programs." Annual Meeting of the CCCC. CCCC. St. Louis, MO. 21 Mar. 2012. Conference Presentation. *
Martins, David. "Implications of Globally Networked Learning Environments for Writing Programs." Annual Meeting of the CCCC. CCCC. St. Louis, MO. 21 Mar. 2012. Conference Presentation. *