March 29, 2012
Leslie Werden, assistant professor and chair of writing and rhetoric, recently was appointed vice president of the Independent Writing Departments and Programs Affiliate.
The organization is an affiliate of the Council of Writing Program Administrators, a national association of writing professionals with interests in developing and directing writing programs.
Werden will serve the organization as vice president for two years, president for two years and past president for two years. Her responsibilities will include working with the president to coordinate all duties of the executive board, serving as the treasurer for the organization and performing duties on behalf of the president when requested.
Werden joined the Morningside faculty in 2006 as a member of the English department. Then in the fall of 2010, she became chair of the college’s new writing and rhetoric department. Werden also serves as the faculty secretary for Omicron Delta Kappa, a leadership honor society on campus. She has a doctorate in English from the University of North Dakota.