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Name: Hesse, Doug
Historical Note: Doug Hesse is Founding Director of the Writing Program at the University of Denver and Professor of English. A former Chair of the Conference on College Composition and Communication, a former President of the Council of Writing Program Administrators and editor of WPA: Writing Program Administration, Hesse previously taught at Illinois State University, where he directed the Honors Program, the Center for the Advancement of Teaching, the graduate program in English studies, and the writing program. The DU Writing Program has received the prestigious CCCC Certificate of Excellence. He is author of some 51 articles and chapters, co-author of four books, including the Simon and Schuster Handbook for Writers, and presenter of over 80 conference papers, many of them as keynote speaker. He chaired the Executive Committee of the MLA Division on Teaching as a Profession and is currently coordinating the Norman Mailer/NCTE National High School and College Writing Awards. His most recent book, Creating Nonfiction, co-authored with the writer Becky Bradway, was published by Bedford/St. Martin's in February 2009. He sings with the Colorado Symphony Orchestra Chorus and enjoys hiking and photography and baseball.
Note Author: Shauna Borger