Randal Woodland (Ph.D., North Carolina) has taught at UM-Dearborn since 1993, after teaching at UCLA and UNC-Chapel Hill, where he received his Ph.D in English. His research and teaching interests include writing in online environments. His primary teaching interest is first-year writing courses; he has also taught courses for the Honors Program and MALS. Current research projects include the presentation of gender and sexual identity in Second Life and rhetorical narratives in response to Hurricane Katrina. He is the co-author of Twenty Questions for the Writer and has published articles on Louisiana women writers, on the structure of electronic texts, and on the experiences of LGBT people in online environments. He is interested in cities (especially Detroit and New Orleans), New Orleans jazz, southern literature, and gumbo.
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