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Professor Emeritus
Arts & Sciences
Public Relations:Lee Ann Cox (802)656-1107
Specialty:writing, rhetoric, poetry, dialect, linguistics
Biography:Eschholz is professor emeritus of English and former director for the Center for Research on Vermont. From 1996 to 2003 he was co-director of the National Writing Project, a program supported by a grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities. From 1979 to 1982, he directed "The Vermont Writing Program: Writing in Grades 1-9" supported by a $489,000 NEH grant. His honors include UVM's George V. Kidder Award for Outstanding Teaching, the Vermont Headmasters Association's Distinguished Friend of Education Award and the Vermont Retired Teachers Association's Distinguished Vermont Educator award. Eschholz's research interests include American English linguistics and dialects, Vermont dialects and literature, poetry and Robert Frost.Since 1999, he has published six books and textbooks on writing, rhetoric and language to add to his previous 27 books-textbook update editions (some in co-authorship with UVM colleague Alfred Rosa).