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.