Marguerite Newcomb

Senior Lecturer, The Writing Program

Marguerite Newcomb



I am from Austin and actually commuted from there during my first year at UTSA while waiting for my son to graduate high school. Prior to teaching, I worked in technology consulting for the banking and legal industries.

I originally came to UTSA two weeks before 9/11. During those first ten years here, I piloted the first online Freshman Composition courses and I taught Technical Writing, Specialized Professional Writing, Editing, and one semester of Business Communication. My technical skills allowed me to consult faculty on using computers in the classroom during those early days. From 2008-2011, I was Director of the Judith G. Gardner Center for Writing Excellence and have served on multiple committees at UTSA.

In 2011, I was recruited by a private organization to develop online courses for universities around the globe. I even got to spend two weeks in Australia once - kicking off 13 new business courses at a university in Adelaide.

I continued teaching part-time at UTSA and at Wayland Baptist as needed. I have also spent some time working with adult students at the University of the Incarnate Word while helping their faculty develop online versions of various courses for military students.

Since first starting at UTSA, my son graduated from UTSA and later St. Mary's Law School and is now starting his family in his new home in Brooklyn. My home has always been UTSA, however, so I was thrilled to rejoin the faculty here again in Fall 2019 on a full-time basis.

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