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Bonnie Devet

Director of the Writing Lab

Address: Porter's Lodge, Room 203
Phone: 843.953.5772

Bonnie Devet teaches graduate and undergraduate courses in composition. Since 1989, she has also been the Director of the Writing Lab at the College of Charleston. During this time the Writing Lab has been honored by receiving the Outstanding Peer Tutor Award, Student Employee of the Year Award, and Outstanding Scholarship Award (article). The Writing Lab is also the first writing lab in SC to be certified.


1986 - Ph.D., English with a concentration in Composition, University of South Carolina
M.A., English, University of Missouri - Columbia
B.A., English, University of South Carolina

Research Interests

  • Composition and rhetoric
  • Technical Writing
  • Writing Lab theory/practice
  • Grammar and Style


“Redefining the Writing Center with Ecocomposition.”  Composition Forum 23 (Winter 2011). Web.

“A Tale of Two UK Writing Centres.” Writing Lab Newsletter 35. 7-8 (2011): 10-13.  Print.

“The Writing Center and Ecocomposition.”  Presented at the EWCA (European Writing Center Association) Conference, Paris, France, May 25-28, 2010.

“A Tale of Two UK Writing Centres,” Presented at the IWCA  (International Writing Center Association) Conference, Baltimore, Maryland, Nov. 2010.

“The Day I Met Bruce Lee.” Contemporary Literature. Pearson. New York: Learning Solutions, 2010.  166-170.  Print

“The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly of Certifying a Tutorial Program Through CRLA” in The Writing Center Director’s Resource Book. Eds. Byron Stay and Christina Murphy. Mawhah, NJ: Lawrence Erlbaum, 2006. 331-38.

“Peering Across the Pond: the Role of Students in Developing Other Students’ Writing in the US and UK.” with Susan Orr (York St. John's University), Margo Blythman (London College of Communication), and Celia Bishop (London College of Communication). Teaching Academic Writing in UK Higher Education: Theories, Practices and Models. New York: Palgrave/MacMillan, 2006. 196-211. (part of the Universities into the 21st Century Series published by Palgrave/MacMillan).
**recognized as co-winner of the Outstanding Scholarship Award from the International Writing Center Association.

"Linking Composition and Literature through Metagenres: Using Business Sales Letters in First-Year English." Teaching English in the Two-Year College 36.2 (2008): 177-85.

"What Teachers of Academic Writing Can Learn from the Writing Center. " EATAW (European Association of Teachers of Academic Writing), Coventry, England, United Kingdom, July 2009.