Dr. Ann Watters has taught English for 30 years, the last 22 at Stanford University in the English department and the first year writing program, now the Program in Writing and Rhetoric. In the writing program from 1988 to 1995 she served as director and associate director, co-teaching the graduate pedagogy workshops and supervising graduate teaching fellows; she also developed the computers and writing program and the community service writing project.
In addition to serving as a lecturer at Stanford, she is Assistant Clinical Professor of Psychiatry at UCSF, where she teaches in the School of Medicine, and she is a clinical psychologist in private practice (San Mateo, California). She has written several articles and has authored or co-edited 10 books, most recently Global Exchange: Reading and Writing in a World Context; and, with Joyce Moser, Creating America: Reading and Writing Arguments, now in its fourth edition.
She has also authored a number of software programs including a multi-media program, "The Art of Persuasion." In recent years her courses have included "The Science of Writing and the Writing of Science," "Persuasion in the American Tradition," "Sykewar: The Rhetoric of Psychological Warfare and Propaganda," and "Global Exchange: Reading and Writing in a World Context," which she developed for both PWR 1 and PWR 2 courses.
She is currently lecturer emerita and teaches as needed; she will be teaching PWR 2 Winter 2010-11 and PWR 1 Spring 2011. Meanwhile, she can be reached via email, firstname.lastname@example.org.