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Ann Dean

Ann Dean Associate Professor, Director of the First Year Writing Program
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    College of Fine Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences
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Ann Dean is associate professor of English and director of the first-year writing program. She teaches composition, rhetoric, and eighteenth-century literature. Her research interests include literacy, public sphere theory, and genre. Ann is the author of The Talk of the Town: figurative publics in eighteenth-century Britain (Bucknell, 2007). She has also published articles in eighteenth-century and composition journals. In her current work, she uses qualitative research to investigate the academic strategies of students who struggle in first-year writing.

Selected Presentations

  • Addressing tricky concepts using low stakes peer review exercises - Provost's Excellence in Learning & Teaching (PELT), July 2020 - online