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About Richard Koch

Richard Koch has taught writing at both the University of Iowa and Adrian College, Michigan, where he is currently Professor of English Emeritus. He also has a secondary specialization in African American Studies. He has worked with the National Writing Project for over thirty years in Iowa and Michigan, directing the Southeast Michigan Writing Project.


He cowrote The Portfolio Guidebook with Jean Petterson (published by Christopher Gordon) and has also published articles on teaching in Language Arts, English Journal, English Education, and other journals. He lives in Pittsburgh and serves on the Core Leadership of the Western Pennsylvania Writing Project at the University of Pittsburgh.



Richard expresses his deep gratitude to the National Writing Project for the opportunity to work with them. He believes NWP to be the most powerful professional development and most profoundly important professional home for teachers in the history of this country.

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