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Leticia French

Leticia French, M.A.

Senior Lecturer of Writing,
College of Human Sciences and Humanities

Contact number: 281-283-3462
Email: french@uhcl.edu
Office: Arbor 1507

Biography

As a senior lecturer of writing in the Department of Communication and Studio Arts, Ms. French has been a faculty member at UHCL since the fall of 2014. In 2021 she was awarded UHCL's Outstanding Lecturer of the Year Award. 

Ms. French teaches undergraduate composition and rhetoric courses, including Written Communications in Business, Technical Writing, Writing for the Public, and First-Year Writing. As time allows, she pursues her research interests, which include course assessment, course development, classroom management, and metacognitive peer review. In addition to presenting regularly at professional conferences, during her tenure with the UHCL Writing Program, Ms. French has developed two major courses for the Writing Program: Introduction to Professional Writing (with Dr. Dragana Djordjevic), and Writing for the Public, which is now a required course for students in the Public Service Leadership degree program. 

With a certificate in Online Teaching from Texas A&M, Ms. French has been a leader in transforming and promoting UHCL's emergence in online education. Since her arrival in 2014, she has strongly advocated the use of online platforms for teaching and learning. Toward that end goal, she developed and originally led the Practical Online Pedagogy faculty community an award from the Center for Faculty excellence. This is now an ongoing faculty learning community. 

Ms. French completed her B.A. and M.A. in English, with an emphasis in rhetoric and composition, at Texas A&M University - Corpus Christi.

Curriculum Vitae


Areas of Expertise

  • Online teaching
  • Business, technical, and professional communication
  • Course development
  • Metacognitive peer review
  • Course assessment


Courses (Current Academic Year)

  • Technical Writing
  • Written Communications in Business
  • Writing for the Public
  • Introduction to Professional Writing
  • First Year Writing


Research Projects

  • Metacognitive peer review
  • Gender language in professional communication
  • Improving online education
  • Remote teaching
  • Academic dishonesty among faculty


Awards and Accomplishments

2021 - UHCL Outstanding Lecturer of the Year