College of Arts and Sciences

Neil Baird Neil P. Baird

Associate Professor
Director, University Writing Center

Writing Studies
Ph.D. in English, University of Nevada, Reno

Office: Simpkins 326
Phone: 309/255-7103
Office Hours: Mon: 10am-12pm; Tue: 9-10am; Wed: 9-10am (Spring 2018)

Dr. Neil Baird is associate professor of English at Western Illinois University. His research considers writing transfer, how writers adapt writing-related knowledge across contexts, for a number of identities and spaces, including student-athletes and writing centers, and has been published in College Composition and Communication, Enculturation, and several edited collections. Dr. Baird teaches professional writing courses at the undergraduate and graduate levels and directs the University Writing Center.

Recent Publications:

Baird, N. P. & Dilger, B. (2017). How students perceive transitions: Dispositions and transfer in internships. College Composition and Communication, 68(4), 684–712.

“Metaphors for Writing Transfer in the Writing Lives and Teaching Practices of Faculty in the Disciplines.” Co-Authored with Bradley Dilger. Writing Program Administration. (Accepted; Expected Publication Fall 2017).

“Networked Research, Networked Ethics.” Co-Authored with Bradley Dilger. Networked Humanities: From Within and Without the University. Eds. Brian McNely and Jeff Rice. Parlor Press. (In Press; Expected Publication 2017)