Dr. John Eliason is a Professor of English and the University Writing Center Director. He teaches first-year writing and a variety of upper-division courses in the Writing Concentration. His professional areas of interest include writing pedagogy, writing across the curriculum, writing centers, interdisciplinary collaborations, professional writing, reading instruction, creative nonfiction writing, and outdoor education. Dr. Eliason serves on the review boards for The WAC Journal and Across the Disciplines. He also provides writing consulting services to organizations and works as a freelance writer.
“Mind the Gap: Investigating Faculty Reading Practices” (With Heather Easterling). Reading Across the Disciplines, edited by Karen Manarin, Indiana UP, 2022, pp. 64-80.
"Whitewater Kayaking Africa’s Zambezi River.” Out There Outdoors. <https://outthereoutdoors.com/whitewater-kayaking-africas-zambezi-river/> March 2022.
“Testing the Grounds of Reciprocity and Multilingualism: Forays into Writing Collaborations among L2 and L1 Writers.” (With Mary Jeannot.) Readings in Language Studies: A Critical Examination of Language and Community. 6. P. Chamness Miller, B. Rubrecht, E. Mikulec, and C-H. McGivern, Eds. International Society for Language Studies. Fall 2016.
Currently, I am working with Dr. Abigail Villagrán Mora (University of Puebla, Mexico) on an article manuscript about professional mentoring in higher education. We are giving specific emphasis to faculty and staff mentoring in writing studies areas such as writing centers, first-year writing programs, and writing-across-the-curriculum programs.
In addition, I am in the early stages of writing a series of creative nonfiction essays on possible effects of global climate change on hunting, the role of hunters in contemporary conservation efforts, and personal and group identity in U.S. hunting history.