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I am Professor Emeritus of Writing Studies at the University of California, Davis. This homepage includes

You may reach me at cjthaiss@ucdavis.edu.

My most recent books:

Writing Science in the Twenty-First Century (Broadview Press, 2019), based on my years of teaching writing to STEM majors at UC Davis, as well as on my many years of study of writing in disciplines and across the curriculum (WAC/WID)

The fourth edition of  A Short History of Writing Instruction: From Ancient Greece to the Modern United States (Routledge, 2020), which I co-edited with James J. Murphy. This is the fully updated 30th Anniversary edition.

UC Davis Arboretum and Mondavi Center for the Performing Arts
UC Davis Mondavi Institute for Wine and Food Science
Malaquias Montoya, mural, “Nurturing the Dream,” UC Davis Student Community Center