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Dr. LeeAnn Rudd

Dr. LeeAnn Rudd

Instructional Assistant Professor and Director of the Academic Success Center

Office Number: 328H
Office Phone: +974.4423.0655


Dr. Mysti Rudd has nearly 20 years of teaching experience at the college level, having taught at both two-year community colleges and four-year universities. Besides teaching her specialty of FYC (First-Year Composition), Rudd has taught Technical Writing & Communication, Advanced Composition, American Literature, Creative Writing, and Developmental Reading & Math. She has presented her work at 40+ academic conferences in the last ten years. 

Her areas of interest include the following:

  • Composition Theory and Pedagogy, including WaW (the Writing about Writing movement)
  • Multi-modal Composition (including Digital Narratives & ePortfolios)
  • Tutoring & Teaching Diverse Students and At-Risk Populations
  • SoTL (the Scholarship of Teaching & Learning)
  • Teaching for Transfer
  • Student Engagement & Persistence

Dr. Rudd’s favorite activity is to talk with students about their writing, and so she welcomes all Texas A&M at Qatar students—whether past, present, or prospective—to stop by and share their writing lives with her.

Education

  • Doctor of Philosophy, Composition/T.E.S.O.L, Indiana University of Pennsylvania, USA, 2012
  • Master of Arts, English, West Texas A&M University, USA, 2001
  • Bachelor of General Studies, West Texas A&M University, USA, 1999

Experience

Texas A&M at Qatar                                                                                                 

Director of Academic Success Center
2015-present                                                                        

Instructional Assistant Professor of English
2016-present                                                                    

Assistant Professor of English
2015-2016                                                                                            

Visiting Assistant Professor of English
 2012-2015

San Juan College                                                                                                        

Assistant Professor of English                                                                                                
2011-2012

Kutztown University                                                                                                  

Assistant Professor of English
2009-2011 

Lamar State College

Assistant Professor of English
2006-2009

Instructor of English
2001-2006

Lamar Language Institute

ESL Instructor                                                                                                    
2007-2009

West Texas A&M University

Graduate Teaching Assistant                                                                                       
1999-2001

Writing Center Tutor
1999-2001 

Redbud Academy

Director of High School Tutoring of English and Math
1999-2001

Teacher of High School Algebra, Geometry, and English                          
1997-2001

Member: CCCC, cWPA, IWCA, WRAB, ILA, NCTE, MENAWCA, DWCN, NCTE, Special Interest Groups of CCC: Transnational Composition and Writing About Writing, Member of Labor Caucus of CCCC

Publications

"Reasons to Leave, Reasons to Believe: Students’ Stories of Withdrawing from First Year Composition." Dissertation. Indiana University of Pennsylvania, English Composition/ T.E.S.O.L., 2012

Best Writing 2017: What Writing Can Do. Eds. Mysti Rudd and Amy Hodges.

Best Writing 2016: Why Write? Eds. Mysti Rudd and Elizabeth Schmidt.

Best Writing 2015. Eds. Mysti Rudd and Amy Hodges

Best Writing 2014: Building Words, Building Worlds.  Eds. Mysti Rudd and Amy Hodges.

“Why I Continue to Teach Writing about Writing to Future Engineers in Qatar: Expanding Literacies, Developing Metacognition, and Increasing Transfer.” Next Steps: New Directions for/in Writing about Writing. Eds. Barb Bird, Doug Downs, I. Moriah McCracken, and Jan Rieman.  (forthcoming 2017).

“An Arabian Gulf: First Year Composition Textbooks at an International Branch Campus in Qatar.” with Michael Telafici. Emerging Writing Research from the Middle East-North Africa Region. Eds. Lisa Arnold, Anne Nebel, and Lynne Ronesi. International Exchanges on the Study of Writing Series, The WAC Clearinghouse and Colorado State University Open P & UP of Colorado: Boulder, CO, 2017.

“Isn’t Everyone a Plagiarist?: Teaching Plagiarism IS Teaching Culture.” with Amy Hodges. Going Global: Transnational Perspectives on Globalization, Language, and Education. Ed. Leslie Seawright. Cambridge Scholars Publishing, 2015.