Marty Townsend teaches graduate and undergraduate courses in rhetoric and composition. She is a fellow of the Bryn Mawr Institute for Women in Higher Education Administration, former literacy consultant to The Ford Foundation, and former director MU's Campus Writing Program. Author of numerous book chapters and journal articles on writing-across-the-curriculum, she is the recipient of a Gold Chalk award for training and mentoring graduate students. Her work with academic writing has taken her to universities in Romania, Korea, Thailand, South Africa, China, and Costa Rica. She sits on the Editorial Board of WPA: Journal of the Council of Writing Program Administrators and has consulted on writing and general education for over eighty colleges and universities in the U.S. and abroad. Her current research project involves literacy and high profile athletes in Division I football.