Director, University Writing Center
Associate Professor of the Practice, University Writing Program
B.A., Saint Louis University; M.A., St. John's College; Ph.D., University of Wisconsin–Madison
Capdevielle studies rhetorical theory and composition pedagogy, focusing on rhetoric and ethics in writing instruction in various venues, including writing centers and classroom-based writing programs at the college level. He is currently at work on a project examining the formation of academic writing culture. Capdevielle teaches in the University Writing Program.
Recent Scholarly Activity
"Camping in the Disciplines: Assessing the Effect of Writing Camps on Graduate Student Writers." with Gretchen
Busl and Kara Donnelly. Graduate Writing Across the Disciplines. Spec. issue of Across the
Disciplines 12.3 (2015).
"Why Camp: Theoretical Foundations of Graduate Level Writing Camps." Conference on College Composition and
Communication. Indianapolis, IN. 22 March 2014.
"I Am; I Am Not: Re-envisioning 'Problematic' Aspects of Writing Center Identity." International Writing Centers
Association. San Diego. 27 October 2012.
"Literacies in Tension: Writing Center Tutors Teaching and Learning in Public Schools.” Conference on College
Composition and Communication. St. Louis, MO. 21 March 2012.
"The Writerly Question in Non-Directive Writing Center Tutorials.” Conference on College Composition and
Communication. Atlanta, GA. 6 April 2011.
"What is Rhetoric Research? A Continuing Conversation." Rhetoric Society of America. Minneapolis,
29 May 2010.
"Questions of Direction: Drafting a Research Guide for New Writing Center Directors."
International Writing Centers Association Collaborative at the Conference on College
Composition and Communication. Louisville, 17 March 2010.
“Stories and Same Old Stories: Rehearsing and Reiterating the Debates about the
First-Year Composition Requirement.” Conference on College Composition and
Communication. San Francisco, 12 March 2009.
“Bakhtin, Ethics, Rhetoric.” with Michael Bernard-Donals. Russian Journal of
Communication. 1.3 (2008).
“Writing the Story of Writing: WPAs as Disciplinary Historiographers.” Council of
Writing Program Administrators. WPA Conference. Denver, 7 July 2008.