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Todd Ruecker

Todd Ruecker

Assistant Professor
Rhetoric and Writing

Contact Information

Email: truecker [at] unm [dot] edu
Office Location: Humanities 368

Biography

My research is situated across the fields of composition, TESOL, applied linguistics, and education and primarily focused on investigating issues surrounding the increasing linguistic and cultural diversity of education worldwide and making educational institutions and writing classrooms more welcoming spaces for all students.  Much of my work is theoretically grounded but pedagogically oriented, focusing on linguistically diverse peer review, the development of new teaching practices, and literacy experiences across the curriculum and at different institutions.  My current work includes projects focused on literacy instruction for immigrant students in rural high schools, on retention and student success in writing classes, and on the politics of assessment, among others.

In addition to working with linguistically and culturally diverse students at the postsecondary level in the U.S., I taught EFL in workplaces and K-12 schools in the Czech Republic and Chile, and am bilingual in Czech and Spanish.  I have published articles in journals such as TESOL Quarterly, College Composition and Communication, Composition Studies, Critical Inquiry in Language Studies, and Writing Program Administration.  In 2015, I published my first book, Transiciones: The Pathways of Latinas and Latinos Writing in High School and College

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