Dr. Dagmar Scharold has a PhD in English from Texas A&M University, with a concentration in rhetoric and composition. Her dissertation and her thesis both focused on writing center studies. She has an active research agenda which focuses specifically on tutors and tutor development in a writing center setting. She has over 20 years of experience teaching various writing courses but has primarily focused on teaching freshman composition (ENG 1301 and ENG 1302). Dr. Scharold has also directed the Writing & Reading Center at UHD for over 13 years. Dr. Scharold is well qualified to teach Theories of Collaborative Learning (ENG 3370) and Theories of Collaborative Writing (ENG 6370).