Writing Program Administrator
434 Lucas Hall
B.A. and M.A. English, The Ohio State University
Ph.D. English & American Literature, Rhetoric & Composition Studies, The Ohio State University
Suellynn Duffey administers the Writing Program at UMSL and has served as WPA at universities as diverse as The Ohio State University and Georgia Southern University (where she worked in a free-standing department of writing and linguistics). She has held a national office (president of the Conference on Basic Writing), worked on large-scale assessment projects, and conducted grant-sponsored projects on writing across the curriculum, linked basic and honors writing classes, and technology. Professor Duffey has published on ethical, theoretical, and geographical/cultural matters in writing program administration as well collaborative writing program structures; on issues involved with tracking students in writing programs; on instructional practices that link reading and writing in basic writing courses; and other topics. Professor Duffey thinks, teaches, and writes about writing in a variety of creative and exciting of ways; she teaches graduate courses in writing pedagogy, composition history, and composition theory, as well as undergraduate classes in writing and literacy.