Professor, English and Dean of Faculty Affairs
Julie Nelson Christoph currently serves as Associate Academic Dean, working on curriculum, faculty development, and the academic budget.
Her area of scholarly specialization is Rhetoric, Composition, and Literacy Studies. At Puget Sound, she has taught courses on authorship, autobiography, literacy and culture, and rhetorical theory.
Julie’s research focuses on how complex personal identities are transmuted through the lenses of language and literacy.
She was a contributor to and co-editor of Literacy, Economy and Power: Writing and Research after "Literacy in American Lives" and is working on a book titled Strategies of Placement: Locating the Person in Academic Writing as well as Altruism and Authority: The Development of American Volunteer-Based Adult Literacy Education in the Twentieth Century. She also co-authored Sound Writing, the writing handbook for Puget Sound students and is actively involved in the Center for Writing and Learning (CWL), a drop-in center that provides academic tutoring across campus.