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Chad Pickering

Director of the Writing Room and Gen Ed Tutoring Center

Chad Pickering
Contact Info
Library and Academic Resource Center (LARC) 255
Office Hours:
8:00 - 5:00


  • AA in Liberal Arts, Leeward Community College (Pearl City, HI)
  • BA in English, University of Hawaii-Manoa (Honolulu, HI)
  • MA in English (Rhetoric and Composition), University of Hawaii-Manoa


Chad Pickering is the current Director of the Writing Room and the Gen Ed Tutoring Center. Born in Virginia, but raised entirely in the Hawaiian Islands, Chad earned an associate's degree in liberal arts from Leeward Community College, a bachelor's degree in English from the University of Hawaii-Manoa, and a master's degree with a formal specialization in rhetoric and composition also from UH-Manoa. As a graduate assistant in the UH-Manoa English Department, Chad served as assistant director of the Writing Center, as well as a teaching assistant and ENG 100 mentor. He was also a writing tutor for several years during his time in community college and at the university. Outside of academia, he occasionally worked as a freelance and intern copy editor for two small publishing firms in Honolulu.

Here at CSU-Pueblo, he taught ENG 352: English Syntax and Usage (Fall 2016), a course in the grammatical analysis and description of standard American English from the perspective of structural linguistics. Currently, he is developing a course in the theory and practice of tutoring in a writing center context.

Research Interests

Chad's academic interests include (to varying degrees) classical and postmodern rhetorical theory, verbal and visual argumentation, rhetorical analysis of popular culture texts and artifacts, cultural and media studies, critical literacy and pedagogical practices, syntactic analysis, grammar pedagogy, composition theory, and (of course!) writing center theory and practice.

His non-academic interests and hobbies are numerous but tend to center mostly around video games, the history of gaming systems and consoles, and gaming- and computing-related technology. He also happens to think the Rocky Mountains are majestic and beautiful.

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