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Stephen Tollefson, former lecturer, College Writing Programs

Stephen Tollefson

Steve Tollefson served as director of the Office of Educational Development and as a lecturer in the College Writing Programs. On campus since 1972, he authored four books on writing, including Grammar Grams and Grammar Grams II (HarperCollins).

Tollefon's essays, articles and short stories have appeared in such places as California Monthly, The Stanford Magazine, Writers' Forum, the San Francisco Chronicle, and California English. In addition to teaching in the College Writing Programs, he taught a freshman seminar, "Reading and Writing Great Poems in English." Tollefson was a recipient of the campus's Distinguished Teaching Award.

Posts by Stephen Tollefson

4-26-12Arts, Culture & Humanities: What's on your mind?Teaching at Berkeley
12-5-11Arts, Culture & Humanities: What's on your mind?Students can’t write (or read)
4-20-11Other Subjects: What's on your mind?On teaching, distinguished teaching award nominees
4-22-10Distinguished Teachers at UC Berkeley 2010Busting a myth about Berkeley’s Distinguished Teachers
12-10-09Memorable books read this yearOut Stealing Horses, Oil!, and John Muir
10-26-09Census count gays and lesbiansA wise decision?
10-8-09Sendak's The Wild ThingOn Sendak