Writing and Design Lab
Travis teaches classes focused on digital media and professional writing at Rutgers-Camden and serves as faculty adviser to the campus’s digital literary magazine The Scarlet Review. His current research interests include the ideologies of interface and experience design and the rhetoric of typography. He also maintains creative interests in hypertext narratives and procedural generation. An alumnus of the Rutgers University Graduate School–Camden, Travis earned his master’s degree in English in 2014. That same year, he received the James Sanderson Graduate Award, which is awarded to the student who wrote the best graduate paper in the previous academic year.
Dr. William FitzGerald
Director of First Year Writing
Bill FitzGerald specializes in rhetoric and writing studies with particular interests in the rhetoric of religion, Kenneth Burke and the rhetoric of style. At Rutgers, he also teaches undergraduate courses in media and literacy studies and graduate courses in genre, composition theory and research methods. His book Spiritual Modalities: Prayer as Rhetoric and Performance (Penn State Press 2012) is part of a larger project on the relationship between speech in general and speech addressed to God. Finally, Bill directs the Teaching Matters and Assessment Center in the College of Arts and Sciences.
Ruby Murrani is currently a 2nd year student at the Honors College. She is studying English and is an active member of the Rutgers Civic Scholars. Outside of her school studies and engagement, she helps teach English and writing to Syrian Refugees at the Camden Catholic Charities. During her free time she enjoys writing, working on design projects and creative projects. After college, she hopes to work as a journalist in a Middle Eastern country.
Albert Mancao is an English Major and Digital Studies Minor. He plans to graduate in the 2020 spring semester and incorporate his skills learned in Rutgers—Camden to write novels and edit manuscripts for others. Little fun facts about him: he doesn’t know how to ride a bicycle and is a pescatarian.
Anthony is a senior studying English and Theater at Rutgers-Camden. He also works as a consultant at the WDL and assists in audio and film editing for the Department of Fine Arts. He’s acted in the past two seasons of theater productions and is currently studying acting for film and stage. After graduation, he plans to begin auditioning in Philadelphia and its surrounding theaters. Outside of shows and school, he enjoys playing music, video games, reading, writing, and cooking.
Victoria is a senior English Major with minors in writing and film. She enjoys writing in both academic, and fictional genres, and plans to apply for the Rutgers MFA upon completion of her BA. Her favorite author is Terry Pratchett, and she has a love for the incongruous and the ridiculous. In addition to writing skills, she has a proficiency in WordPress, and carries a collection of useless trivia in her head.
Starla Blatcher is a junior with a film major and writing minor. She plans to graduate in the spring of 2021. She hopes to have a career in screenwriting or video journalism. She likes traveling, watching movies, and going to concerts.
Natalie DiSandro is a Social Work Major and an English Minor. She works for the Jumpstart children’s program here in Camden interacting