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Welsch speaks about 19th Century student writing
Dr. Kathleen Welsch, professor of English at Clarion University, concluded the fall portion of the Faculty Author Seminar Series with a presentation about her book, "Tales from the Archives of 19th Century Student Writing."

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Welsch produced this work to answer the question about what students wrote about in the 19th Century. She completed archival research by reading textbooks, memoirs, popular periodicals, and student work from the time period; and examining artifacts related to 19th Century writing. This research enabled her to understand the motivation, topics, composition, and cultural values that were included in the writing.
Welsch holds a Ph.D. in English from the University of Pittsburgh, M.A. from Virginia Commonwealth University, and B.A. from Seton Hill College. She has been a faculty member at Clarion University since 1997.
She has been involved throughout her academic career in numerous writing organizations, including The Coalition of Women Scholars in the History of Composition and Rhetoric, The Conference on College Composition & Communication, The East Central Writing Center Association, The National Council of Teachers of English, and The National Writing Centers Association National Writing Project.
Speakers for the 2008 Spring semester include: Dr. Susan Prezzano, Monday, Feb. 4; Dr. Miguel Olivas-Lujan, Wednesday, Feb. 20; and Dr. Henry Alviani, Wednesday, April 9. All of the programs are in the Center for Academic Excellence located on Level A of Carlson Library.
The Faculty Senate Faculty Affairs Committee in cooperation with the University Libraries sponsors this series. This initiative is funded through Clarion University-Wide Faculty Development CommitteeƆs Presidential Advancement Award over a three-year period.