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Dr. LeeAnn Rudd

Dr. LeeAnn Rudd

Instructional Associate Professor and Director of the Academic Success Collaborative

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.


  • 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


Texas A&M at Qatar                                                                                                 

Director of Academic Success Center

Instructional Assistant Professor of English

Assistant Professor of English

Visiting Assistant Professor of English

San Juan College                                                                                                        

Assistant Professor of English                                                                                                

Kutztown University                                                                                                  

Assistant Professor of English

Lamar State College

Assistant Professor of English

Instructor of English

Lamar Language Institute

ESL Instructor                                                                                                    

West Texas A&M University

Graduate Teaching Assistant                                                                                       

Writing Center Tutor

Redbud Academy

Director of High School Tutoring of English and Math

Teacher of High School Algebra, Geometry, and English                          

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


"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.