Bazerman, Charles 1945-

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Bazerman, Charles 1945-


Born June 30, 1945, in Brooklyn, NY; son of Solomon (in business) and Miriam (a homemaker) Bazerman; married Shirley Geoklin Lim, November 27, 1972; children: Gershom. Ethnicity: "Academic." Education: Cornell University, B.A., 1967; Brandeis University, M.A., 1968, Ph.D., 1971. Politics: "Too much." Hobbies and other interests: Music, swimming.


Home—Santa Barbara, CA. Office—Department of Education, University of California, Santa Barbara, CA 93106. E-mail—[email protected]


Bernard M. Baruch College of the City University of New York, New York, NY, began as assistant professor, became professor of English, 1971-90; Georgia Institute of Technology, Atlanta, professor of language, communication, and culture, 1990-94; University of California, Santa Barbara, professor of education and English, 1994—. National University of Singapore, visiting professor, 1985-86; University of Louisville, Watson Distinguished Professor, 1997; Cornell University, Knight Visiting Professor, 1999.


Modern Language Association of America, American Educational Research Association, Conference on College Composition and Communication, Society for the History of Technology, History of Science Society, Society for the Social Studies of Science.


(With Harvey Wiener) English Skills Handbook, Houghton Mifflin (Boston, MA), 1977, revised edition published as Reading Skills Handbook, 1978, published as Basic Reading Skills Handbook, 1988, 6th edition, 2006.

The Informed Writer: Using Sources in the Disciplines, Houghton Mifflin (Boston, MA), 1981.

(With Harvey Wiener) Writing Skills Handbook, Houghton Mifflin (Boston, MA), 1983, 5th edition, 2003.

Shaping Written Knowledge: The Genre and Activity of the Experimental Article in Science, University of Wisconsin Press (Madison, WI), 1988.

The Informed Reader: Contemporary Issues in the Disciplines, Houghton Mifflin (Boston, MA), 1989.

All of Us: Cross-Cultural Reading Skills Handbook, Houghton Mifflin (Boston, MA), 1992.

(With Harvey Wiener) Side by Side: A Multicultural Anthology, Houghton Mifflin (Boston, MA), 1993.

Constructing Experience, Southern Illinois University Press (Carbondale, IL), 1994.

Reading College Textbooks: A Skills Handbook, Houghton Mifflin (Boston, MA), 1997.

Involved: Writing for College, Writing for Your Self, Houghton Mifflin (Boston, MA), 1997.

A Reader's Guide, Houghton Mifflin (Boston, MA), 1999.

The Languages of Edison's Light, MIT Press (Cambridge, MA), 1999.

Contributor to books, including The University and the State, edited by Kurtz, Hook, and Todorovich, Prometheus (New York, NY), 1978; New Essays in Technical Writing and Communication, edited by Anderson, Brockmann, and Miller, Baywood (Farmingdale, NY), 1983; Interacting with Audiences, edited by Anne Blakeslee, Lawrence Erlbaum (Mahwah, NJ), 2000; Letter Writing as a Social Practice, edited by C. Barton and N. Hall, John Benjamins (Amsterdam, Netherlands), 2000; and IT and Organizational Transformation, edited by J. Yates and J. Van Maanen, Sage Publications, 2001. Contributor of articles, short fiction, poetry, and reviews to periodicals, including Mind, Culture and Activity, New Directions for Philanthropic Fundraising, Journal of Business and Technical Communication, Electric Perspectives, Literacy across the Curriculum, Rhetoric Society Quarterly, and Annual Review of Applied Linguistics.


(With James Paradis) Textual Dynamics of the Professions, University of Wisconsin Press (Milwaukee, WI), 1991.

(With David R. Russell), Landmark Essays in Writing across the Curriculum, Hermagoras (Davis, CA), 1994.

(With David R. Russell) Writing Selves, Writing Societies: Research from Activity Perspectives, WAC Clearinghouse (Fort Collins, CO), 2003.

(With Paul Prior) What Writing Does and How It Does It: An Introduction to Analyzing Texts and Textual Practices, Lawrence Erlbaum (Mahwah, NJ), 2004.

(With others) Reference Guide to Writing Across the Curriculum, WAC Clearinghouse (West Lafayette, IN), 2005.

The Handbook of Research on Writing: History, Society, School, Individual, Text, Lawrence Erlbaum (New York, NY), 2008.

Editor of the book series "Rhetoric, Knowledge and Society" Lawrence Erlbaum (Mahwah, NJ), 1996-2000; coeditor, "Greenwood Guides to Composition," Greenwood Press (Westport, CT). Editor (with David R. Russell) of electronic publication, Writing Selves and Societies; editor of special issue, Mind, Culture, and Activity.



Kairos, March, 1999, "An Interview with Professor Bazerman: Interdisciplinary Perspectives on Writing," pp. 5-8.