Dr. Zak Lancaster
Assistant Professor of English
Office: C215 Tribble Hall
Phone: (336) 758-3749; (734) 478-8546
PhD, University of Michigan
MA, Teachers College Columbia University
BA, Emory University
Areas of Interest
Writing in the Disciplines
Academic Discourse Analysis
The Language of Stance and Evaluation
Courses Taught at WFU
ENG 306/606: Modern English Grammar
ENG 306/606: Linguistic Analysis of Written Texts (Discourse Analysis)
WRI 111: Writing About Writing
WRI 111: Academic Writing in English
“Exploring Valued Patterns of Stance in Upper-Level Student Writing in the Disciplines.” Written Communication. 31.1. January 2014.
“Making Stance Explicit for Second Language Writers in the Disciplines: What Faculty Need to Know about the Language of Stance-taking.” WAC and Second Language Writers: Research towards Linguistically and Culturally Inclusive Programs and Practices. Eds. T.M. Zawacki & M. Cox (Perspectives on Writing. Fort Collins, Colorado, 2014).
“Local Assessment: Using Genre Analysis to Validate Directed Self-Placement.” with Anne Ruggles Gere, Laura Aull, Moisés Damián Perales-Escudero, and Elizabeth Vander Lei. College Composition and Communication. 64.4. June 2013.
“Tracking Interpersonal Style: The Use of Functional Language Analysis in College Writing Instruction.” The Centrality of Style. Eds. M. Duncan & S. Medzeran-Vanguri (Perspectives on Writing. Fort Collins, Colorado, 2013).