Dr. Zak Lancaster

Assistant Professor of English


Office: C215 Tribble Hall

Phone: (336) 758-3749; (734) 478-8546

Email: lancasci@wfu.edu


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

Educational Linguistics

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

Selected Publications

“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).

Additional Resources

Dr. Lancaster’s personal website

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