Dr. Virginia Crisco

criscoDr. Virginia (Ginny) Crisco has been with the Department of English at Fresno State since 2005. She earned her PhD in English from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, where she specialized in Rhetoric, Literacy Studies, Teacher Development, and Composition Theory and Pedagogy.

Dr. Crisco co-coordinates the first-year writing program, teaches undergraduate and graduate courses in writing, literacy studies, and composition theory and pedagogy, and conducts workshops with Central Valley High School teachers on teaching expository writing. Dr. Crisco is also the Chair of the University Subcommittee on Writing where she is working to implement an upper-division writing program.

Dr. Crisco’s current research bridges areas of literacy and rhetoric, explores the connections between language, diversity, and activism, and extends conversations about the effects of critical pedagogy on literacy and learning. 

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