Associate Director of Writing Center
First Year English
University of South Carolina
|Office:||Byrnes 703, Writing Center|
Graham has been Associate Director of the University Writing Center since July 2011 and he has taught in the USC English department since 2004, much of that in the Writing Center. His graduate work focused on 20th-century American epic poetry, particularly that of William Carlos Williams, Louis Zukofsky, and Charles Olson. He is passionate about teaching writers in one-to-one situations and teaching writing teachers. While it may seem quite a leap from studying the relatively experimental poetry of these authors to writing center administration, tutor development, and the teaching of writing, these interests are far from divergent. These poets are deeply invested in carefully crafting their language to present complicated ideas and thoughts in their writing; studying them has given Graham greater understanding and empathy for writers and writing teachers as they move through the writing process.