Sarah Perrault

Dr. Sarah Tinker Perrault is Director of the Writing Intensive Curriculum and Associate Professor in the School of Writing, Literature, and Film.

She came to OSU after eleven years at the University of California-Davis where she taught classes ranging from first year composition to graduate seminars on rhetorical genre theory, as well as courses in her specialist area of science writing and rhetoric of science. At UC Davis Sarah also served on the Writing Across the Curriculum team, working with faculty from all areas of campus.

She is the author of Communicating Popular Science: From Deficit to Democracy and a number of chapters and articles on writing pedagogy (Composition Studies and the Journal on Excellence in College Teaching); rhetoric and design (Information Design Journal and the Public Interest Design Education Guidebook); and, as part of a bioethics research team, ethics in science communication  (Canadian Journal of Bioethics, American Journal of Bioethics, Cambridge Quarterly of Healthcare Ethics, and Perspectives in Biology & Medicine).

In her WIC work, Dr. Perrault draws on her cross-disciplinary research experience as well as on her BA in anthropology, MFA in nonfiction writing, PhD in rhetoric and composition, and ten years of industry experience as a technical writer.

Dr. Perrault may be reached by email or phone (541-737-3711).