Jule Thomas

Jule Thomas

Associate professor of teaching
WRT Zone director

313 577 2544


5057 Woodward #10503.41
2310 UGL

Curriculum vitae

Jule Thomas



 Jule Wallis-Thomas has been at WSU since 2007.  Her greatest professional joy is teaching, mentoring students, and transfering knowledge to practical applications inside and outside of the classroom.  She directs the WRT Zone and finds daily inspiration from her work with tutors, students, faculty, and cross-campus departments.  Jule has three sons: Gavin, Spencer, and Felix.  Jule's best friend and partner in life is her husband Michael.  Her family are her friends who have, over the years, become so much more than friends and her in-laws.  Jule's personal interests are running, spinning, lifting, gardening, and camping.

Research interest(s)/area of expertise

Rhetorical Genre Theory Writing Center Theory Grant Writing Writing to Learn and Learning to Write 


Ph.D. Philosophy, MA Literature, BA Secondary Education

Awards and grants

  • CLAS Assessment Award. Wayne State University. "Writing Center Tutees: Who Uses the Center, Who Does Not, and How Does Use    Impact Students' Academic Success?" (2018-2019).
  • Humanities Center Working Group on Composition Learning Community and Peer Mentoring. With
  • Amy Metcalf Latawiec, Nicole Guinot Varty, and Jule Thomas (2014-2018). Composition Department Teaching in Excellence Award. (2017-2018)
  • National Society of Collegiate Scholars Distinguished Teaching Award (2016) Community of Excellence in Teaching Scholars (2015). C
  • LAS Grant: WRT Zone Writing Center Award, $150,000 (2014). Presidential Excellence in Teaching Award (2013-2014). 

Selected publications

  • Wallis-Thomas, Jule and Adrienne Jankens. “Collaborative Development: Reflective Mentoring for GTAs.” Ed. Alice Myatt and Lynee Gaillet. Writing Programs, Collaborations, and Partnerships: Working Across Boundaries. Palgrave Macmillan, 2017.

Currently teaching

  • Intermediate Composition ENG 3010
  • Secondary Education and Service Learning ENG 6010 

Courses taught

  • Basic Writing ENG 1010
  • First Year Composition ENG 1020
  • Intermediate Composition ENG 3010
  • Secondary Education and Service Learning ENG 6010