Suellynn Duffey


Associate Professor

Writing Program Administrator

434 Lucas Hall
314- 516-5586

B.A. and M.A. English, The Ohio State University
Ph.D. English & American Literature, Rhetoric & Composition Studies, The Ohio State University

Suellynn Duffey teaches writing courses for undergraduates and courses for graduate students in writing theory and pedagogy, women and literacy, writing and place, and related topics.  She administers the first- and junior-level writing classes at UMSL and has held similar administrative positions at The Ohio State University, Ohio University, the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire, and Georgia Southern University.  Some of her recent and forthcoming publications are "Student Silences in the Deep South: Hearing Unfamiliar Dialects" in Silence and Listening as Rhetorical Arts (Cheryl Glenn and Krista Ratcliffe, eds.); “English Departments: Relationships to Community.  An Experiment at the Heart of Disciplinarity” in The Journal of Public Scholarship in Higher Education; and “Come Sit at the Table with Us”:  Traces of Racial History and Women’s Agency in Place in Feminist Challenges, Feminist Rhetorics: Locations, Scholarship, and Discourse (Kirsti Cole, ed.).  She has also published numerous articles on writing program administration, some of them written collaboratively.   She has presided over national conferences and organizations (the Conference on Basic Writing), worked on large-scale writing assessment projects, and received several grants to fund research on and/or development of writing across the curriculum, de-tracking first-year writing students, and classroom technology.