Fac/Staff profile

Margaret Willard-Traub
Associate Professor of Composition and Rhetoric; Affiliate faculty in Women's and Gender Studies


Ph.D., University of Michigan, Ann Arbor: English & Education (Composition & Rhetoric)

M.A., University of Massachusetts, Boston: English

B.A., University of Pennsylvania: Biology and Spanish


3067 CASL Building
4901 Evergreen Rd
Dearborn, MI 48128


Margaret Willard-Traub has served as Director of the Writing Program and Writing Center (2006-2012), Director of the Writing Program (2017-present), as a member of the campus-wide task force charged with revising general education (2013-2014), and as CASL representative to the Faculty Senate Council (2016-2018), among other roles. Her work has appeared in College English, Assessing Writing, Feminist Studies, Rhetoric Review and Pedagogy, as well as in a number of collected editions. She currently is working on a book-length project that examines 21st C higher education trends and practices through a feminist, rhetorical lens.

Research Interests

Transnational and cross-cultural teaching and learning, reflective approaches to higher education and writing program administration, feminist rhetoric, scholarly memoir and large-scale writing assessment.

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Selected Publications

Willard-Traub, Margaret K. “Learning Resilience from Second-language Students.” Pedagogy. Forthcoming, Fall 2018.

Willard-Traub, Margaret K. “Writing Programs and a New Ethos for ‘Globalization.’” The Internationalization of U.S. Writing Programs. Ed. Shirley Rose and Irwin Weiser. Logan, Utah State UP, forthcoming February 2018.

Willard-Traub, Margaret K. “The Threshold Potential of Transnational Pedagogies.” Journal of Global Literacies, Technologies & Emerging Pedagogies, forthcoming December 2017.

Willard-Traub, Margaret K. “Rhetorical Location and the Globalized First-Year Writing Program.” Composition Forum, Volume 36 Summer 2017.


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