Writing Center Director and Assistant Director of the Writing Program
Leigh Ann Dunning has spent her life writing and her career teaching writing. She has written for academic publishers, national magazines, and local newspapers, and she's found a home in the Writing Center with tutors who share her love for connecting with others through writing. When you see her, she'll probably have a notebook and pen in hand and her iPad at the ready. Her most recent major writing project is her dissertation, which explores the experiences of undergraduate tutors conducting research using interviewing as their method of inquiry. A Ph.D. candidate (ABD) in Composition and TESOL at Indiana University of Pennsylvania, she recently co-authored a chapter in Working Writing Programs: Profiles of Programs by their WPAs (Issues, Innovations, and Opportunities) forthcoming from Utah State University Press, and she has presented scholarly work at IWCA, NCPTW, CCCC, and the Thomas R. Watson Conference, among others. Beyond writing and teaching, she enjoys cooking tasty Italian dishes and exploring her new state of Florida via kayak.