Marcus Weakley is the director of the Center for Writing & Rhetoric at Claremont Graduate University, and has worked in writing centers at the graduate and undergraduate levels since 2013. He is committed to ensuring that the Center provides equity-driven programs and acts as a learning community for all CGU students. In addition to his role as director of the Center for Writing & Rhetoric, Weakley organizes the Big Pitch, CGU’s version of the Three Minute Thesis competition, which occurs every November. He is also the co-lead of the Student Grant & Award Initiative and has been the interim director of the International Scholars Program on two occasions.

Co-authored with Mark Pedretti. “When a Peer is not a Peer? Negotiating Authority and Expertise in Graduate Student Writing Consultations.” In Re-defining Roles: The Professional, Faculty, and Graduate Consultant’s Guide to Writing Centers, edited by Megan Jewell and Joseph Cheatle. Utah State University Press, 2021.

Co-authored with Greer Murphy, et al. “From Writing Center to Writing Program? Transdisciplinarity as a Means to Institutional Credibility and Support.” In At the Center of Change, edited by Joe Essid and Brian J. McTague. Routledge, 2019.