Scott Stevens

Associate Professor, English

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Courses Taught

ENGL 102 Academic Writing Seminar

ENGL 100 Analytical Reading & Writing

ENGL X04 Writing Studio

MALT 610 Research in Action

EDUC 637 Masters Seminar


Academic Employment

University of Redlands, Redlands, California; Sept. 2014-present

Adjunct Lecturer, College of Arts and Sciences and Graduate School of Education

Azusa Pacific University, Azusa, California; Sept. 2014-Dec. 2016

Adjunct Lecturer, Writing, College of Arts and Sciences 

Rhodes College, Memphis, Tennessee; Jan. 2008-June 2009

Adjunct Lecturer, Writing, College of Arts and Sciences

University of California, Berkeley; Sept. 2004-April 2007

Senior Editor, University Extension

Editor/producer for website, newsletters, catalogs, and print materials; responsible for media relations, news advisories. Eight awards for outstanding service.

University of California, Berkeley; Sept.-Dec. 2006

Adjunct Lecturer, College Writing Program

University of California Berkeley Extension; July 2006

Adjunct Lecturer, Department of Humanities

San Francisco State University; Aug. 1994-June 1997

Adjunct Lecturer and Special Consultant for Writing Assessment


Professional Work Experience

Freelance Writer and Editor; 1996-2004, April 2007-present

Writer and editor for complex medical, legal, and public policy materials; marketing copywriting; press releases, columns, news articles. Current and former clients include:

Routledge, Abingdon-on-Thames, England (2017)

Understanding Research Methods, 10th edition, a supplemental textbook for the social sciences. Author for 400-question test bank. Developmental and copy editor.

Cengage Learning, San Francisco, California (2015)

Copyeditor for online instructional components of seven college psychology textbooks.

Americans for Safe Access, Washington, D.C. (2003-present)

Writer and editor for non-profit medical cannabis policy foundation. Responsible for research publications and blogs, newsletters; formerly media relations and OpEds.

Quick American Publishing, Oakland, California (2002-04, 2010-11, 2014-2016)

Contributor or editor for nine cannabis horticulture, product, and policy books from Ed Rosenthal, including one ranked fourth in category on Amazon.

GreenAid: Legal Defense & Education Fund, Oakland, California (2002-04)

Media relations for landmark federal medical cannabis trial of Ed Rosenthal. Generated 200+ articles, including front-page coverage and two editorials in the New York Times. 

City of Emeryville, Emeryville, California (2000-03)

Report editor and grant writer; secured $330,000 in fiscal 2002. 

California Institute for County Government, Sacramento, California (2000-01)

Editor for public policy white papers (joint venture with California State Univ. system.) 

Law and Economics Consulting Group, Emeryville, California (1998-2000)

Editor of litigation and Congressional briefs on finance, economics, and policy, including work by Dr. Laura Tyson, Chief Economic Adviser to President Clinton. 

Levi Strauss & Company, San Francisco, California (1998-99)

Lead editor for 2000+ pages of committee-written instructional documentation.


Academic Publications

The Medicalization of Marijuana: Legitimacy, Stigma, and the Patient Experience. Coauthored with Michelle Newhart, PhD. Routledge. Forthcoming August 2018.

"Taking Students to Task: Grading as a Collaborative Engine." In Grading in the Post-Process Classroom. Ed. L. Allison, L. Bryant, M. Hourigan. Boston: Heinemann, 1997. 114-19.

"Review of Philosophy, Rhetoric, Literary Criticism: (Inter)views, Gary A. Olson, Ed."

Teaching English in the Two-Year College, Vol. 23, No. 1, February 1996


Selected Popular Publications

"Hail and hypothermia at 11,000 feet," Survive column, Sierra Magazine, Sept/Oct 2014.

"Cannabis: The right medicine for the NFL," Johnstown Breeze, Colorado, Dec. 22, 2013.

"Cal Court gives big boost to dispensaries, sales." West Coast Leaf, Jan. 10, 2013.

"Federal Ban on Trial in DC Court." West Coast Leaf, Jan. 10, 2013.

"Not all heroes are saints: Lance Armstrong and cycling's culture of doping," Johnstown Breeze, Johnstown, Colorado, October 26, 2012.

"Advocates turn in signatures to overturn LA dispensary ban by referendum." West Coast Leaf, Sept. 12, 2012.

"State's largest dispensary fights asset forfeiture." West Coast Leaf, Sept. 1, 2012.

"Bill to protect landlords of state-authorized businesses." West Coast Leaf, Sept. 1, 2012.

"'Truth in Trials' act back in House with 19 cosponsors." West Coast Leaf, Sept. 1, 2012.

"Appeal set for DEA's denial of cannabis rescheduling." West Coast Leaf, Sept. 1, 2012.

"Political action focus of CRMM unity conference." West Coast Leaf, June 2, 2012.

"Congressional effort to end medical cannabis raids." West Coast Leaf, June 1, 2012.

"Convictions overturned for Long Beach dispensary." West Coast Leaf, June 1, 2012.

"ASA takes DEA back to court over rescheduling" West Coast Leaf, Mar. 6, 2012.

"California high court to decide dispensary cases." West Coast Leaf, Mar. 6, 2012.

"Cannabis patient denied liver transplant." West Coast Leaf, Mar. 6, 2012.

"Trio of medical user bills in Congress." West Coast Leaf, Sept. 12, 2011.

"Obama earns an 'F' on medical cannabis report card." West Coast Leaf, June 1, 2011.

"Five years in prison for Dr Fry, attorney Schafer." West Coast Leaf, June 1, 2011.

"Medical cannabis protests continue in San Luis Obispo." West Coast Leaf, Mar. 18, 2011.

"Medical marijuana vote gives Harris razor-thin margin in AG race." West Coast Leaf, Dec. 8, 2010.

"ASA launches national campaign to challenge Feds on medical use." West Coast Leaf, June 6, 2010.

"Bill would allow medical defense in federal trials." West Coast Leaf, Jan. 19, 2010.

"Extension's fall program gives freshmen a head start: New campus policy on grade transfers is erasing distinctions for spring admits." The Berkeleyan, Oct 27, 2005.

"Economic growth, deficit disasters, and public floggings: On the day he was named to his new state post, Tom Campbell spoke to alumni." The Berkeleyan, Nov 10, 2004, front page.

Other publications include more than a dozen ghost-written columns in the Huffington Post; five travel articles in ASU Travel Guide; and 100+ editorials and columns in college newspapers.

Invited Presentations

"Writing about Grading, Not Grading Writing: An Experimental Curriculum for the Composition Classroom." NCTE Conference on College Composition and Communication. Washington, D.C. March 24, 1995. Presentation.

"Dialogism and Authenticity in the Writing Classroom." Seven Hills Composition Conference, San Francisco State University, San Francisco, California. June 6, 1995. Presentation.