Carl Whithaus is the director of the UC-Davis University Writing Program. He studies the impact of information technology on literacy practices, writing assessment, and writing in the sciences and engineering. His publications include "Teaching and Evaluating Writing in the Age of Computers and High Stakes Testing" and "Writing Across Distances and Disciplines: Research and Pedagogy in Distributed Learning." Carl earned his Ph.D. at the City University of New York. He has taught at Stevens Institute of Technology, Old Dominion University, and the University of California - Davis.