Valerie Ross

Director of Critical Writing Program

3808 Walnut Street


Valerie Ross is the founding director (2003) of the University of Pennsylvania's Critical Writing Program, an independent writing in the disciplines program organized around evidence-driven teaching and discipline-specific transferable writing instruction. Ross's current research interests include an NSF-funded project on undergraduate peer review in STEM courses; writing ecologies; cognitive and non-cognitive elements of writing knowledge transfer; human and machine learning; and all of these informed by an abiding professional and personal interest in film studies, particularly the history of American auteurs.

Research Interests

American Cinema


Critical Writing