Marvin David Diogenes

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Office Phone:
1- 650- 723-4642
650- 723-4642

Office Location:
Sweet Hall 311, 590 Escondido Mall, Stanford, CA 94305

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Marvin Diogenes is Associate Vice Provost for Undergraduate Education, Co-Director of Stanford Introductory Studies for the Program in Writing and Rhetoric (PWR), and Acting Director of PWR in 2014-15. He also oversees the Writing in the Major Program. He holds a B.A. in English from Stanford and an M.F.A. in Fiction from the University of Arizona. Prior to returning to Stanford in 2000, he taught courses in rhetoric, composition, writing pedagogy, literature, creative nonfiction, and fiction writing at San Diego State University and the University of Arizona. At Arizona he directed the University Composition Board, overseeing assessment, outreach, and writing-across-the-curriculum programs. He is the co-editor of two books, Living Languages and Crafting Fiction: In Theory, In Practice; his anthology of comic readings, Laughing Matters, was published by Longman in 2009. His fiction has appeared in American Fiction '91, Other Voices, The Cimarron Review, Oxford Magazine, Writing on the Edge, and four editions of O. Henry Festival Stories. His articles have appeared in the WPA Journal and the collections Who Owns this Text? and Delivering College Composition. He is singer and lyricist for the Composition Blues Band.