Faculty/Staff Detail

David Franke

David Franke

Website: Seven Valleys Writing Project

I direct the Professional Writing Program and the Seven Valleys Writing Project, two ways to make writing more accessible to teachers and students as a way to learn in any area, from science to myth.  I study rhetoric (our intentional and strategic uses of writing).  I also study the historical development of writing and how people and groups develop and sustain a writing practice.


Ph.D. Composition and Rhetoric from Syracuse University 1999 Dissertation studies a teaching community and how it developed a language for inquiry.

MA Poetry from Syracuse University 


Creative Nonfiction


The Evolution of Writing

Technical Writing

Senior Seminar

Introduction to Professional Writing


Blueline, Midwest Gothic, Newfound, Writing on the Edge


Annual Regional Writing Matters Conference (teachers teaching teachers)

Seven Valleys Writing Project

Professional Writing Program

English Personnel Committee

Teaching Awards Committee


Seven Valleys Writing Project since 2008


Chancellor’s Award for Excellence in Teaching, 2013

SUNY Cortland Awards for Excellence 2013 & 2008