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Dr. Amy Hodges

Dr. Amy Hodges

Instructional Assistant Professor

Office Number: 340F
Office Phone: +974.4423.0133


Dr. Amy Hodges is an instructional assistant professor of English at TAMUQ, where she teaches first-year writing and technical and business writing courses. She also leads the Writing Across the Curriculum program in the Center for Teaching and Learning and coordinates the undergraduate writing courses. Dr. Hodges is currently working on a multi-year study of the language, writing, and communication strategies of multilingual engineers in transnational companies, and the findings from this study are helping her better prepare a new generation of engineers. She is deeply committed to undergraduate research, project-based learning, feminist pedagogies, community literacy, and helping all students feel like they belong in university.

More information about Dr. Hodges’s research, teaching, and leadership activities can be found at www.amymhodges.com.

Her primary research and teaching interests are 

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

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 Seawright, L. (2019). Writing in Transnational Workplaces: Teaching Strategies for Multilingual Engineers. IEEE Transactions in Professional Communication, 62(3). 298-309. Retrieved fromhttps://ieeexplore.ieee.org/document/8799020
  • Abdalla, A., Zaidi, M.J., Reghunath, R., and Hodges, A. (2019). Technical Communication in Transnational Contexts: A Study of Engineering Professionals in Qatar. Proceedings from IEEE International Professional Communication Conference (ProComm). Retrieved from https://ieeexplore.ieee.org/abstract/document/8804530
  • Al-Sheeb, M. and Hodges, A. (2019). The Impact of Socio-Cultural Factors in Qatar on Females in Engineering. Proceedings from ASEE 2019: American Society for Engineering Education Annual Conference and Exposition. Retrieved from https://peer.asee.org/the-impact-of-socio-cultural-factors-in-qatar-on-females-in-engineering
  • Abdalla, A., Zaidi, M.J., Reghunath, R., and Hodges, A. (2019). How to Approach Learning: Engineering Students’ Perceptions of Project-based Learning at an International Branch Campus in the Middle East. Proceedings from ASEE 2019: American Society for Engineering Education Annual Conference and Exposition. Retrieved from https://peer.asee.org/how-to-approach-learning-engineering-students-perceptions-of-project-based-and-problem-based-learning-at-an-international-branch-campus-in-the-middle-east
  • Hodges, A. and Al-Hamidi, Y. (2018). Improving Students’ Writing Skills by Integrating Prototyping Activities in Their Writing Course. Proceedings from ASEE 2018: American Society for Engineering Education Annual Conference and Exposition. Retrieved from https://peer.asee.org/improving-students-writing-skills-by-integrating-prototyping-activities-in-their-writing-course
  • Hodges, A., Bickham, T., Schmidt, E., and Seawright, L. (2017). Challenging the Profiles of a Plagiarist: A Study of Abstracts Submitted to an Interdisciplinary International Conference. International Journal of Educational Integrity, 13(7). Retrieved from https://doi.org/10.1007/s40979-017-0016-3
  • Hodges, A. and Kent, B. (2017). 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. International Exchanges on the Study of Writing Series, WAC Clearinghouse and Parlor Press. 201-215.
  • Hodges, A. and Rudd, M. (2014). Isn’t Everyone a Plagiarist?: Teaching Plagiarism IS Teaching Culture. In L. Seawright (Ed.), Going Global: Transnational Perspectives on Globalization, Language, and Education. Newcastle upon Tyne, UK: Cambridge Scholars Publishing. 192-217.