National Writing Project

NWP Board of Directors

Donald R. Gallehr

Board Member since 1991; Member of Advancement and Sustainability Committee

Director, Northern Virginia Writing Project, George Mason University, Fairfax, VA

Donald R. Gallehr teaches advanced nonfiction writing, the teaching of writing, and theories of composition, as well as freshman and advanced composition in the disciplines. His articles include "Portfolio Assessment in the College Writing Classroom" in Process and Portfolios in Writing Instruction (NCTE, 1993); "Wait and the Writing Will Come: Meditation and the Composing Process" in Presence of Mind: Writing and the Domain Beyond the Cognitive (Heinemann - Boynton/Cook , 1994); and "What is the Sound of No Hand Clapping: Using Secularized Zen Koans in the Writing Classroom" in Spiritual Empowerment and Pedagogy (Heinemann - Boynton/Cook, 1997). His research interests focus on learning beyond the cognitive and its application to the classroom, and he currently serves as a reviewer for NCTE's Journal of the Assembly for Expanded Perspectives on Learning.

In addition to serving on the National Writing Project Board of Directors, he is Director of the Northern Virginia Writing Project and Chair of the Board of Directors of the Virginia Writing Project. He is the 2008 recipient of a Teaching Excellence Award and of the David J. King Award to honor significant contributions for educational excellence at George Mason University.

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