Thomas Trimble earned his Bachelor of Arts in English and Political Science from Wayne State University in 1991. He received his Master of Arts in Political Science in 1994 from WSU and his PhD in English, with a specialization in Composition and Rhetoric, from WSU in 2011. In 2011, Dr. Trimble was appointed senior lecturer in the Wayne State English Department. Dr. Trimble teaches courses in writing, including Basic Writing (ENG 1010), Introduction to College Writing (ENG 1020), Intermediate Composition (ENG 3010), Professional Writing (ENG 3050), Community Writing (ENG 3020), and Environmental Writing (ENG 5010). His research interests include writing assessment, writing pedagogy, and community-based writing. His research has appeared in Community Literacy Journal, The Journal of Writing Assessment, Pedagogy, Composition Forum, and Communication and Medicine.
Research interest(s)/area of expertise
community-based writing instruction; writing assessment
Barton, Ellen, Jeff Pruchnic, Ruth Boeder, Jared Grogan, Sarah Primeau, Joseph Torok, Tanina Foster, and Thomas Trimble. “Thin-Slice Methods and Contextualized Norming: Innovative Assessment Methodologies for Austere Times.” The Expanding Universe of Writing Studies: Higher Education Writing Research, edited by Kelly Blewett et al, Peter Lang, (2021): 89-102.
Trimble, Thomas with Patricia Baldwin, Mansoor Mubeen, and Christine Lawson. “The 1967 Project.” Community Literacy Journal 14:2 (2020).
Trimble, Thomas and Adrienne Jankens. “Using Taxonomies of Metacognitive Behaviors to Analyze Student Reflection and Improve Teaching Practice.” Pedagogy 19:3 (2019): 433–454.
Pruchnic, J., Susak, C., Grogan, J., Primeau, S., Torok, J., Trimble, T., Foster, T., Barton, E. (2018). Slouching toward sustainability: Mixed methods in the direct assessment of student writing. Journal of Writing Assessment, 11: 1.
- B.A. (English and Political Science)-Wayne State University, 1991
- M.A. (Political Science)-Wayne State University, 1994
- Ph.D. (English)-Wayne State University, 2011
“Cathouse: The Cass Corridor’s Last Great Band.” Heaven was Detroit: From Jazz to Hip-Hop and Beyond. Ed. M.L. Liebler. Wayne State University Press, 2016.
ENG 3050: Technical and Professional Writing (W22)
- APX 500-Foundations in Writing
- ENG 1010-Basic Writing
- ENG 1020-Introduction to College Writing
- ENG 3010-Intermediate Writing
- ENG 3020-Community and Writing
- ENG 3050-Technical and Professional Writing
- ENG 5010-Environmental Writing
- ENG 6001-Pedagogical Practicum
- ENG 6004-Pedagogical Practicum II