Joseph Paszek

Assistant Professor
Director of the Writing Program

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Contact Info:
Campus: McNichols Campus
Building: Briggs
Room: 214
Phone: 313-993-1165
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  • Ph.D., Wayne State University
  • B.A., University of Detroit Mercy


Joseph Paszek is an assistant professor and the director of the Writing Program. He received his doctorate in rhetoric and composition from Wayne State University in 2016 for his project that investigated student values and perceptions of core curriculum writing courses.

In addition to directing the Writing Program, he also teaches sections of academic writing (ENL 1310), as well as college writing (ENL 1300), and advanced writing and rhetoric courses. Previously he also served as director of The Writing Center at Detroit Mercy.

Paszek has co-authored several forthcoming chapters and articles that present mixed-methods findings on various factors related to student writing development and transfer including: metacognition, genre awareness, dispositions and prior knowledge. He has presented at CCCC, NCTE, MLA, WPA, and IWAC, and continues to investigate issues related to disciplinary writing development and curricular change.