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Jennifer Ahern Dodson

Jennifer Ahern Dodson, Associate Professor of the Practice and Director of Outreach and Faculty Write

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 (Fall 2021):

  • Educ 430s.01, Women, leadership, purpose Synopsis Friedl bdg 204, M 07:00 PM-09:30 PM
  • 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. "Supporting Faculty as Writers and Teachers An Integrative Approach to Educational Development." To Improve the Academy 40.1 (2021). [doi]  [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]
  • Dufour, M; Ahern Dodson, J. "Good Writers Always Follow My Rules." Bad Ideas about Writing. Edited by Ball, C; Loewe, D. 2017.
  • Ahern Dodson, J; Reisinger, D. "Moving beyond corrective feedback: (Re)engaging with student writing in L2 through audio response.." Journal of Response to Writing 3.1 (2017): 129-152.
  • Ahern Dodson, J. "What Faculty Writers Need."  Inside Higher Ed, October, 2016.

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