Faculty

Margi Wald

Continuing Lecturer and Director of Summer English Language Studies

Margi Wald, M.A. Applied Linguistics, teaches first-year writing, reading, and grammar & vocabulary courses specifically designed for multilingual students. She directs UC Berkeley's Summer English Language Studies program, co-edits The CATESOL Journal, and has extensive experience presenting at and organizing conferences for English language teaching organizations. She co-edited Teaching U.S.-educated Multilingual Student Writers (with Mark Roberge and Kay Losey) and co-authored the textbook Exploring Options in Academic...

Scott Wallin

Scott Wallin has a Ph.D. in Performance Studies and M.S.W. from the University of California, Berkeley, and an M.A. in Performance Studies from New York University. Teaching and research interests include performance theory, disability studies, theater, critical race theory, and social practice. At UC Berkeley, he has taught many scholarly courses in critical reading, writing and research and studio courses in acting, as well as directed several award-winning productions. He previously taught in the interdisciplinary arts at Stanford University. Scott has also worked as a psychiatric...

David Walter

I earned my PhD in Comparative Literature from UC Berkeley, where I studied Ancient Greek, French and English Literature. My dissertation was on William Faulkner and Honoré de Balzac. In the seven years following, I lectured in the Humanities Core at Stanford, as well as in their Programs of Writing and Rhetoric, and Structured Liberal Education. During my time on "The Farm," I also co-founded and served as Faculty Director of...

David Wiese

Continuing Lecturer and Associate Director of Summer English Language Studies

David Wiese teaches first and second year writing during fall and spring, and is the Associate Director of the Summer English Language Studies Program. He also creates textbooks and online learning materials related to academic writing, reading, and English as a second language. Previously, he worked as the Submissions Editor for the CATESOL Journal. He holds a Master’s Degree in TESOL from Teacher’s College, Columbia University, and a Bachelor’s Degree in International Relations from the University of California Santa Barbara. A California native, his prior teaching experience...