With colleague Christina Ortmeier-Hooper from the University of New Hamphsire, Assistant Professor Todd Ruecker published a new edited collection, Linguistically Diverse Immigrant and Resident Writers: Transitions from High School to College. This book spotlights the challenges and realities faced by linguistically diverse immigrant and resident students in U.S. secondary schools by examining programs and interventions (such as the proposed DREAM Act, the Common Core State Standards, bridge programs like Upward Bound, and curricula redesign in first-year college composition courses designed to recognize increasing linguistic diversity of student populations) as well as other factors that help or hinder these students as they transition from high school to community colleges and universities. The book includes a chapter by Ruecker as well as a chapter by one of our former Rhetoric and Writing doctoral students, Genevieve Garcia de Mueller. It is available through Routledge or Amazon.
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