Marcus Weakley

Marcus Weakley is the director of the Center for Writing & Rhetoric at Claremont Graduate University and a clinical assistant professor in the Transdisciplinary Studies Program. He has worked in writing centers and programs 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. As a professor of transdisciplinarity, Weakley teaches courses that utilize his expertise in writing and philosophy to expand opportunities for CGU students to conduct research across disciplinary boundaries. Weakley also organizes the Big Pitch, CGU’s version of the Three Minute Thesis competition, leads the Student Grant & Award Initiative, and is currently the interim director of the International Scholars Program.

Co-authored with Greer Murphy. “Interdisciplinary by Design: Teaching Oral Communication in English for Academic Purposes.” In Pedagogical Innovations in Oral Academic Communication, edited by Megan M. Siczek. University of Michigan Press, 2022.

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.