The University of Iowa

Carol Severino

Carol Severino
Professor
Education: 
PhD, University of Illinois at Chicago, 1989
Office: 
168 EPB
Phone: 
319-335-0179
Office Hours: 
On Leave
Curriculum Vitae: 

Carol directs the Writing Center and the Writing Fellows Program and teaches courses that explore the relationships between writing, language background, culture, and pedagogy, also the focus of her research. She teaches both tutor preparation seminars: Teaching in a Writing Center (for graduate students preparing to tutor in the Writing Center) and Writing Theory and Practice (for new Writing Fellows; taught with Megan Knight). She teaches Topics in Second Language Acquisition: Writing for the FLARE Program as well as travel writing for the Honors First Year Seminar Program.  She also tutors in the Writing Center every semester.  Carol was a Collegiate Teaching Award winner in 2003 and a Fulbright Scholar in Ecuador in 2008. She wrote about that experience in an essay called “Falsos Amigos, Primos Hermanos and Humitas Con Café,” which appeared in Writing on the Edge in Fall, 2010.

Carol serves on the editorial boards of Journal of Second Language Writing, The Writing Center Journal, and The Learning Assistance Review and reviews for many other writing and language-related publications.  Her essay “Engagement Ceremony” recently appeared in The Best Travel Writing, volume 9, 2012 (Travelers’ Tales).  Her recent writing center research study with Shih-Ni Sun Prim, “Word-Choice Errors in Chinese writers’ ESL Writing and Tutors’ Online Responses to Them,” will soon appear in The Acquisition of a Second Language in the New European Education System published by the University of Valencia Press in Spain.