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UCSB provides a variety ​of workshops and events ​to serve graduate students' writing needs. These include programs dedicated to ​improving grant writing skills, writing literature reviews, turning class papers in conference papers, crafting academic job search documents, and more. Please see the Events page for our upcoming (as well as past) programs. If you do not see a service provided that you think would help you and others on campus, we want to know about it! ​Email the Graduate Writing Specialist ( to tell him your idea so that we can do our best to make it a part of our programming block.

About Our Graduate Writing Specialist, Robby Nadler

Robby Nadler holds terminal degrees from the University of Montana (M.F.A.) and the University of Georgia (Ph.D.). At the latter, he directed the campus’ five writing centers and was responsible for developing the university’s dissertation/thesis boot camps, creating and teaching the university’s graduate writing courses, and transforming the campus writing centers in research units. His research fields focus on nontraditional sites of basic writing, including graduate writing, STEM composition, and writing centers. For his efforts, he was awarded the 2018 Council on Basic Writing’s Innovation Award, which is granted to one institution annually and represents the highest honor in the field of basic writing praxis. He is also author of the book jesse garon writes a love letter, a magical realism memoir about holocaust narratives and Elvis Presley that was inspired during his Fulbright grant in Israel. When not writing, Robby can be found in the gym or engaging his side pursuits as a classically trained pastry chef and baker. For writing-related questions, information, and suggestions, you can email him at