Education1979 University of North Carolina, B.A.
1988 School for International Training, MAT
1999 Indiana University of Pennsylvania, Ph.D.
Courses TaughtComposition and Rhetoric I and II
English for Non-Native Speakers I and II
Basic Grammar and Writing
Approaches to Teaching ESL and Second and Foreign Languages
Career SpecialtiesMark Putnam specializes in teaching of First-Year Writing as well as methods of teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL) and composition pedagogy. He is also director of The Saunders Writing Center and is very interested in peer tutoring in writing. He is active in research and conference presentations related to each of these areas. In addition, he is co-author, with Lola Hidalgo-Calle, of a recently completed anthology of poetry translation, Ultimo Cuerpo de Campanas (The Last Toll of the Bells) by Rafael Monetesinos.
Professional and Community Activities:Mark Putnam is a member of Teachers of English to Speakers of Other Languages, National Council of Teachers of English and College Composition and Communication. His second language is Spanish, and he has volunteered as a translator for migrant community members. When appropriate, he coordinates his students as they take on volunteer projects in the community.