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face Dr. Moskovitz received a B.S., M.S., and Ph.D. in Aerospace Engineering from North Carolina State University, and a Masters of Architecture from Virginia Tech.  He served on the faculties of Virginia Tech, Westbrook College, and the University of New England, before joining the University Writing Program at Duke in 2001.  Dr. Moskovitz has published in such journals as College Composition and Communication, The Journal of Aircraft, Writing Program Administration and FOCUS on Learning Problems in Mathematics.  Undergraduate courses he has taught include Academic Writing, College Algebra, Engineering Mechanics, Introduction to American Architecture, Revolutions in Physics, and Science, Technology and Society.  His writing courses have taken up scientific controversies in areas such as diet and nutrition, sunscreen and cancer, and automobile safety.  His current research interests include Writing Across the Curriculum and writing pedagogy.  In 2003, Dr. Moskovitz received the Duke University Award for Excellence in Teaching Writing.



"Calibrated Peer Review Assignments in Science Courses: Are they designed to promote critical thinking and writing skills?" (with Julie Reynolds). Forthcoming, Journal of College Science Teaching, November/December 2008.

“Insiders and Outsiders: Redrawing the Boundaries of the Writing Program” (with Michael Petit). Writing Program Administration, 31.1/2 Fall/Winter 2007.

“Some Insights into Students’ Interpretations of Histograms” (with Susan S. Gray). FOCUS on Learning Problems in Mathematics, Vol. 29, No.1, January 2007.

“Primary Science Communication in the First-Year Writing Course” (with David Kellogg). College Composition and Communication, 57.2 (2005): 307-334.


“High-Tech WAC?: The use (and misuse) of Calibrated Peer Review as a Writing-to-Learn and Learning-to-Write Tool” (with Julie Reynolds). International Writing Across the Curriculum Conference, Austin, Texas, May 2008.

“Putting Student Writing to Work: The Academic Writing Class as a Research Collective.” Conference on College Composition and Communication, New Orleans, LA, April 2008.

 “Assessing Senior Theses in the Natural and Social Sciences.” (with Julie Reynolds and Robin Smith). North Carolina State Undergraduate Assessment Symposium, Cary, NC, April 2007.

“Bringing Student Writers into Contact with “Readers-in-the-Field.” Conference on College Composition and Communication, New York, NY, March 2007.

“Transforming Undergraduate Writing: An Apprenticeship Approach” (with Joe Harris).  Transforming the Culture: Undergraduate Education and the Multiple Functions of the Research University, Washington, DC, Nov 2006.


"Student Writing in Senior Design Projects.” School of Engineering, University of Alabama at Birmingham, Sept 2008.

"Responding to Student Writing in Health Science Courses.” School of Health Sciences, University of Alabama at Birmingham, May 2008.

"Supporting Student Writers in Undergraduate Research Environments.” Virginia Tech, Feb 2008.

"Alternatives to the ‘Lab Report": Designing Scientifically Engaging Laboratory Experiences for Undergraduates.” Virginia Tech, Feb 2008.

"Providing Feedback for Student Writing in STEM Courses.” Lehigh University, Sept 2007.