Thompson Writing Program, Duke University


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Director, Writing in the Disciplines

Thompson Writing Program

Duke University

Cary Moskovitz is Director of Writing in the Disciplines at Duke University. He is also director of the Text Recycling Research Project and the Duke Reader Project. He holds a Ph.D. in aerospace engineering from North Carolina State University and a Masters of Architecture from Virginia Tech.  He served on the faculties of Virginia Tech, Westbrook College, and the University of New England, before joining the Writing Program at Duke in 2001. His articles and essays related to the teaching of writing or text recycling have appeared in such publications as The Chronicle of Higher Education, ScienceCollege Composition and Communication, Research Integrity and Peer Review the Journal of College Science Teaching, and Advances in Engineering Education. He has served as a consultant on writing pedagogy and led faculty workshops at a number of U.S. colleges and universities.

Undergraduate courses he has taught include Academic Writing; College Algebra; Engineering Mechanics; Introduction to American Architecture; Revolutions in Physics; Science, Technology and Society. His graduate courses have included Teaching Writing in the Disciplines and Writing in the Natural Sciences. His research interests include text recycling (“self-plagiarism”), student writing in the undergraduate science curriculum, and new approaches to providing feedback to student writing—including audio (spoken, recorded) feedback techniques and the Duke Reader Project.  In 2003, Dr. Moskovitz received the Duke University Award for Excellence in Teaching Writing.  He lives in Chapel Hill with his spouse Lauren and children Max and Milo.