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Jennifer Ahern Dodson

Jennifer Ahern Dodson, Associate Professor of the Practice

Contact Info:
Office Location:  115 Art Building, Durham, NC 27708
Office Phone: (919) 660-4393
E-mail Address:  send me a message
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Teaching (Spring 2023):

  • Writing 101.15, Academic writing Synopsis Art 116, TuTh 10:15 AM-11:30 AM
  • Ph.D., Florida State University, 2001
Research Interests:
Writing-to-learn pedagogies, composing with new media, faculty writers, civic engagement and student self-authorship

Current projects:
Faculty Write Program. Focuses on faculty-as-writers and aims to reinvigorate commitments to writing and teaching writing at Duke. TWP Director of Duke's Language, Arts and Media Program (LAMP). The program will engage every first-year student in learning a broad range of communications skills for traditional and new media.

Recent Publications   (More Publications)

  • Ahern-Dodson, J; Dufour, M. "The Productivity Trap: Why We Need a New Model of Faculty Writing Support." Change 55.1 (January, 2023): 24-30. [doi]
  • Ahern Dodson, J. "Supporting Faculty as Writers Supports Students."  Inside Higher Ed, July, 2022.
  • Ahern-Dodson, J; Dufour, M. "Supporting Faculty as Writers and Teachers: An Integrative Approach to Educational Development." To Improve the Academy 40.1 (2021). [doi]  [abs]
  • Ahern Dodson, J; Clifford, J. "Shifting Perspectives: When Teachers Are Learners."  Duke Learning Innovation, July, 2020.  [abs]
  • Ahern-Dodson, J; Clark, CR; Mourad, T; Reynolds, JA. "Beyond the numbers: understanding how a diversity mentoring program welcomes students into a scientific community." Ecosphere 11.2 (February, 2020). [doi]  [abs]

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