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Terese Thonus

Klein Family School of Communications Design

Additional Roles:

director, University Writing Program

Contact Information:

Phone: 410.837.6059 

Ph.D, Indiana University
M.A., University of Texas at Arlington
B.M.E., Andrews University
Terese Thonus' C.V. (.pdf)

Terese Thonus is an applied linguist who serves as professor and director of the University Writing Program at the University of Baltimore. Previously, she directed the Writing Center at the University of Kansas and taught at California State University-Fresno and East Carolina University. Her research interests are academic writing, second language writing, conversation analysis, and writing center studies. Terese has published two book chapters as well as articles in such journals as Assessing Writing, Discourse and Society, Linguistics and Education, Metaphor and the Social World, Journal of College Reading and Learning, Journal of Second Language Writing, and Writing Center Journal.  The second edition of Researching the Writing Center: Towards an Evidence-Based Practice, co-authored with Rebecca Babcock, will appear from Peter Lang in Fall 2017. Her current work, with Beth Hewett, examines metaphorical language in online written feedback.