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Dr. Amy Hodges

Dr. Amy Hodges

Instructional Assistant Professor

Office Number: 340F
Office Phone: +974.4423.0133


Dr. Hodges obtained her Ph.D. in English with an emphasis in Rhetoric and Composition at the University of Arkansas, where she taught first-year writing, workplace writing, and ESL (English as a Second Language). Her most recent position was a postdoctoral associate at MIT with a joint appointment at Singapore University of Technology and Design, where she helped start a writing and communications center.

At TAMUQ, Dr. Hodges teaches first-year writing and technical and business writing courses. She also leads the Writing Across the Curriculum initiative and coordinates the undergraduate writing courses. Additionally, she directs the STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, and Mathematics) initiative, which supports faculty development of project-based, interdisciplinary learning. Currently, she is working on a project examining writing strategies used by engineers in multinational workplaces and the impact of these findings on WAC/WID programs. Her primary research and teaching interests are 

  • multilingual writers
  • writing across the curriculum and writing in the disciplines (WAC/WID)
  • first-year writing
  • community literacy

Education

  • Doctor of Philosophy in English, University of Arkansas, USA (2012)
  • Master of Arts in English, University of Arkansas, USA (2007)
  • Bachelor of Arts in English, Louisiana Tech University, USA (2005)

Experience

  • Texas A&M University at Qatar, Instructional Assistant Professor, 2016-present.
  • MIT/Singapore University of Technology and Design, Postdoctoral Associate, 2015-2016
  • Texas A&M University at Qatar, Postdoctoral Associate, 2013-2015
  • University of Arkansas, Instructor & Writing Center Tutor, 2005-2013

Publications

  • Hodges, A. and Kent, B. (2016). Hybrid Writing Positions within WAC/WID Initiatives: Connecting Faculty Writing Expectations and MENA Cultures. In L. Arnold, A. Nebel, and L. Ronesi (Eds.), Emerging Writing Research from the Middle East-North Africa Region. WAC Clearinghouse International Exchanges on the Study of Writing series, WAC Clearinghouse and Parlor Press. 201-215.
  • Hodges, A. and Seawright, L., eds. (2016). Learning Across Borders: Perspectives on International and Transnational Higher Education. Co-edited collection of research. Newcastle upon Tyne, UK: Cambridge Scholars Publishing.