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Syracuse University, College of Arts and Sciences

David Franke


Degree Year: 1999

Professor, State University of New York at Cortland, Cortland, NY

Ph.D. Syracuse University, 1999

Scholarly interests: rhetoric, composition, professional writing in composition, workplace literacies.

David Franke teaches at SUNY-Cortland, where he joined the faculty as an Assistant Professor in 1999. He teaches courses in academic writing, rhetoric, professional writing, grammar for teachers, writing as technology, literature, and other courses offered as part of the Professional Writing Major. Franke is co-founder of the Major in Professional Writing, which in 2001 will matriculate its first students into its advanced writing curriculum, and also co-founder of the Faculty Writing Group, a writing community of (mostly untenured) faculty at Cortland (, which meets every other week to discuss writing in-progress. His publications include Poem: “Night Class.” In Writing on the Edge Spring/Fall 1999 &Fall/Winter 2000 and a co-authored book chapter with Patricia Lambert Stock, Amanda Brown, David Franke, John Starkweather entitled “The Scholarship of Teaching: Contributions from Contingent Faculty” in Moving a Mountain: Contingent Faculty in Composition Studies and Higher Education., Eileen E. Schell and Patricia Lambert Stock, eds. NCTE, 2000. Forthcoming are exercises and commentary in Strategies for Teaching First-Year Composition (NCTE 2002) and New Directions for Writers, Volume 1 and Volume 2, Addison Wesley Longman, and a book chapter: “A Short Course in Composition: Composition Teachers as Professional Writers” for Writing What We Teach, David Starkey, ed. Boynton/Cook, 2001.