Avesa Rockwell

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Professional Title
College and Advanced Writing Program Administrator, Instructor and Writing Program Administrator

As a teacher of writing, I invite students to identify and research problems that affect their academic, professional, and/or personal discourse communities, to analyze the information, and to propose feasible and creative solutions to those who can enact change.  

As Writing Program Administrator, I manage scheduling, professional development, and assessment of teaching and learning in the College Writing and Advanced Writing courses.  

As a writer of essays and poetry, I have published pieces in Minnesota English Journal, Survive and Thrive, LakeTime Magazine, Freshwater Review, Gone Lawn, Talking Stick, and Perfect Duluth Day.

Prior to graduate school, I worked in the non-profit and public sectors in San Francisco, CA., where I taught environmental education, trained and placed literacy volunteers, coordinated a nationally recognized literary arts program, and raised money through grants, outreach, and events. These experiences continue to inform my work with students and the larger community. 

I also co-coordinate long-distance bicycle races in the Northland with my family’s company, Heck of the North Productions. 


MA, English Studies, University of Minnesota Duluth, 2006

BA, Economics and Community Development, The Evergreen State College, 1994

Courses Taught

WRIT 1120: College Writing

WRIT 1017: The Rhetoric of Popular Culture

WRIT 3110: Advanced Writing: Arts and Letters

WRIT 3121: Advanced Writing: Businesses and Organizations

WRIT 3160: Advanced Writing: Social Sciences