Director

Leigh Ann Dunning

Leigh Ann Dunning, PhD

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 was her dissertation, which explored the experiences of undergraduate tutors conducting research using interviewing as their method of inquiry. She recently co-authored a chapter in Writing Program Architecture: Thirty Cases for Reference and Research from Utah State University Press, and she has presented scholarly work at International Writing Center Association, National Conference on Peer Tutoring and Writing, Conference on College Composition and Communication, and the Thomas R. Watson Conference, among others. Beyond writing and teaching, she enjoys cooking tasty Italian dishes and exploring Florida with her husband and three children via bicycle and kayak.