I completed my doctoral work at the University of Wisconsin, Madison. I hold a PhD in English, Composition and Rhetoric, a Masters in English, Composition and Rhetoric and a Masters of Humanities. My research and teaching interests include, rhetorical ethnography, community rhetorics, the writing space, rhetorical approaches to first year composition, composition theory and pedagogy, project-based learning, and community based research and learning. In addition to teaching first year writing including basic writing, I teach an undergraduate research course and a community engagement course as part of the Honors in Action program.
My work has been published in First Year Composition, an instructor’s guide for the University of Wisconsin’s FYC program and in Community Literacy Journal. In addition to these publications, I have co-authored with Joshua C. Hilst, the text, The Write Project, A Concise Rhetoric for the Writing Classroom. My most recent publications include a forthcoming article in College, Composition, and Communication, “(Project)ing Literacy: Writing to Assemble in a Postcomposition FYW Classroom,” and a chapter co-authored with Deborah Marrott in Working Writing Programs: A Reference of Innovations, Issues, and Opportunities, also forthcoming.
In addition to scholarship and teaching, I’m deeply committed to writing program development. I served as an assistant director to the English 100 program for the University of Wisconsin prior to joining the UVU faculty and have been able to continue this work at UVU as the Faculty Development and In-service Coordinator. I consider curriculum design and program development areas of expertise. For me, this is where theory comes home! For more about my current research and teaching, visit my website, jacquelinepreston.com
In our free time, my husband, Brad, and I love to hike, camp and ski! So on weekends and breaks you're likely to find us on the mountain.