Wendy F Goldberg

Contact Information:

Office Phone:
1- 650- 723-8244
650- 723-8244

Office Location:
Sweet Hall 3rd Floor, 590 Escondido Mall, Stanford, CA 94305

Office Hours:

TH/F 03:00pm-05:00pm


Wendy Goldberg grew up in Newton, Massachusetts, a suburb of Boston, in a house where baseball great Ted Williams once lived when he was at the top of his game at Fenway Park. A provincial New-Englander for many years, Wendy attended Harvard College, where she majored in English, and received her doctorate in English from Yale. Her dissertation on the works of novelist William Faulkner led to her enduring appreciation of great story-telling and the mastery of words. So engrained in her mind were the rhythms of Faulkner's language that she entered the Faux Faulkner contest-that annual parody of Faulkner's writing-on more than one occasion, prevailing at last with 500 words of chiseled prose; she recognized that writing (and rewriting), developing a distinctive voice, persuading a specific audience, securing an idea with words were all skills that she wanted to learn, refine, pass on to others.

Wendy has taught in the writing program at Stanford since 1984. She helped found the Hume Writing Center in 2001 and served as its Assistant Director until 2007. Working closely at the Center with the Stanford Spoken Word Collective, she developed a passion for student performance of writing that renews itself continually.