Vice Provost for Undergraduate Education


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  • Christine Alfano

    Christine Alfano

    Senior Lecturer in the Program in Writing and Rhetoric

    Current Research and Scholarly InterestsSPECIALIZATION: Digital Rhetoric, Rhetoric of Gaming, Visual Rhetoric, Gender and Technology, Writing Program Administration

  • Doree Allen

    Doree Allen

    Senior Lecturer in Oral Communication at the Center for Teaching and Learning

    Current Research and Scholarly InterestsPoetics of the performed text, voice and gender, leadership communication, speaking in museum settings, pedagogy of aesthetic development, Readers' Theatre, healing and the arts, the rhetoric of stage presence

  • Mutallip Anwar

    Mutallip Anwar

    Lecturer

    BioMutallip Anwar completed his PhD in Language & Rhetoric at the University of Washington. Prior to joining PWR, he taught college writing courses at the University of Washington and Highline College. His primary teaching and research interests include rhetoric and composition studies, language education, discourse analysis, and translation.

  • David Armenta

    David Armenta

    COLLEGE Lecturer

    BioDavid Armenta is a lecturer for the Civic, Liberal, and Global Education (COLLEGE) program. He earned his bachelor's degree in molecular and cellular biology from Harvard University. Working as an undergraduate intern in the lab of Andrew Murray, he studied mechanisms underlying evolution and adaptation in budding yeast. Next, he earned his PhD in biology (cells, molecules, and organisms track) from Stanford University, working with Scott Dixon to study how amino acid metabolism regulates sensitivity of cancer cells to the nonapoptotic cell death mechanism of ferroptosis.

  • Ruth Averbach

    Ruth Averbach

    COLLEGE Lecturer

    BioRuth Averbach is a Teaching Fellow in the Program for Civic, Liberal, and Global Education (COLLEGE). She holds a Ph.D. in Slavic Languages and Literatures from Stanford University. Her dissertation, "Writing Women: Gender, Representation, and Alterity in Russian Realism," examines why male authors passionately took up the cause of women's rights in mid-19th century Russia. Ruth is currently writing a book on author and memoirist Alexander Alexandrov, commonly misnamed as Nadezhda Durova, which examines the author's transmasculine identity and his social reception among his contemporaries. The first chapter, "The (Un)Making of a Man," is available in article form in the Fall 2022 issue of Slavic Review.

  • Bruce H Bean

    Bruce H Bean

    Lecturer

    BioRelevant Experience

    20 years: Co-Teaching Public Speaking at Stanford with James Wagstaffe COM 01 & COM 118

    Business Experience

    ​​​​​​​Founder and Sole Owner of The Trafton Group, San Mateo CA
    Previously with TRI and Cushman & Wakefield, San Mateo CA
    Directing, managing, marketing, selling, leasing, and property management for commercial real estate.

    Architectural Design

    President: Beavers, Bean and Hale Associates Boulder CO Merged with Oz Architecture
    Directing, Managing design and planning for financial institutions, corporations and non-profits.

    Prior Board Membership

    San Mateo Rotary Club - Previous Board Member & Past President
    Board President Crystal Springs Uplands School, Hillsborough CA

    HIP Housing

    HIP Housing San Mateo, CA​​​​​​​
    Previous Board Member and Board President, Head of Housing Committee: Managing HIP’s property purchases.

    Affordable Housing Ventures

    Founder
    Purchasing naturally occurring affordable housing (NOAH) non-profit housing developers.

    Education

    Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) Boston MA Graduate Studies in Urban and Regional Planning
    University of Colorado Boulder CO Bachelor of Arts
    East Asian Studies Foreign Studies: Art and Religion, Kyoto, Japan

    References

    James Wagstaffe, Kerr & Wagstaffe, San Francisco CA
    Kate Comfort Harr, ED HIP Housing, San Mateo CA
    Amy Richards, Retired Head, Crystal Springs Uplands School, Hillsborough CA

  • Kim Beil

    Kim Beil

    ITALIC Associate Director

    BioKim Beil is an art historian who specializes in the history of photography. Her book, Good Pictures: A History of Popular Photography, looks at 50 stylistic trends in the medium since the 19th century. Recently she’s written for the New York Times about tracking down an Ansel Adams photograph in the High Sierra with a team of astronomers. She’s also written about photography and climate change for The Atlantic, a survey of street views for Cabinet, and a history of screenshots for the Believer. She also writes frequently about modern and contemporary art for Artforum, Art in America, BOMB, Photograph, and Sculpture magazines.

  • Tony Boutelle

    Tony Boutelle

    COLLEGE Lecturer

    BioTony Boutelle teaches in the Civic, Liberal, and Global Education (COLLEGE) program. He earned a B.S. in Biology with a second major in Chemistry at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. During his time at Chapel Hill, he conducted undergraduate research in the Alisa Wolberg Lab, studying the biochemistry of blood clotting and completing an honors thesis entitled "Investigating the binding interaction between human factor XIII and fibrinogen". Motivated to continue conducting research to understand biological processes that impact human health, he went on to complete a Ph.D. in Cancer Biology at the Stanford School of Medicine, studying cancer genetics and cell biology in the Laura Attardi Lab. His dissertation, entitled "Understanding tumor suppression through the p53 target gene network", focused on illuminating the downstream effectors of the potent tumor suppressor, p53, and the molecular and cellular mechanisms important for tumor suppression.

    Tony discovered his love for teaching as a supplemental instructor for "Principles of Biology" during his Junior and Senior years at UNC. At Stanford he served as a graduate teaching assistant for "Molecular and Genetic Basis of Cancer" and "Cancer Biology" and took on mentoring and outreach roles with various programs including REACH, GRIPS, PIPS, the Ashanti Project, EXPLORE, SIMR, Hermanxs in STEM, and Stanford SPLASH. Tony enjoys exploring the intersection of the "hard" sciences with other disciplines such as religion, philosophy, literature, etc. Through teaching, Tony hopes to create spaces that encourage students and instructors alike to gain the skills and confidence to create a meaningful life for themselves and to shape communities that promote human flourishing.

    In his free time, find Tony bird watching, baking, playing a board game, or trying a new food.

  • Shaleen Brawn

    Shaleen Brawn

    PWR Advanced Lecturer

    Current Research and Scholarly InterestsSPECIALIZATION: Rhetoric of Science and Technology, Science Communication, Publishing as Process and Institution

  • Nissa Ren Cannon

    Nissa Ren Cannon

    Lecturer

    Current Research and Scholarly InterestsMy research focuses on transatlantic modernism, citizenship, and print culture. My book project, which was chosen for the 2019 Penn State First Book Institute, argues that the bureaucratic and literary documents of interwar itinerancy–including passports, travel ephemera, and newspapers–shape expatriation as a distinct mode of national belonging.