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Emily Dotson

Emily A.
Dotson

Associate Professor of English
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Emily Dotson holds a PhD in English from the University of Kentucky, graduate certification in Gender and Women’s Studies, Critical Theory, and Digital Media and Composition, as well as professional certification in Scientific and Technical Writing and Grant Writing. She has more than two decades of experience in teaching, curriculum development, faculty professional development, assessment, and Writing Program and Writing Center administration.  At the University of Kentucky, she developed faculty training workshops and taught or co-taught writing skills in multiple disciplines as Assistant Director of the University of Kentucky Writing in the Disciplines Initiative. In addition she served as Assistant Director of the Robert E. Hemenway Writing Center and was a co-founder and Assistant Director of the Elbert C Ray eStudio, a writing and digital media center in the College of Engineering.  At the University of Virginia’s College at Wise, she is the Director of Wise Writes, a writing in the disciplines QEP, and an Assistant Professor of English. She has published and presented nationally and internationally in writing center administration, writing program administration, STEM education, assessment, feminist theory, and Victorian literature. She loves a good book on a rainy day, innovative restaurants, and her cats.

Education
Ph.D., University of Kentucky
M.A., Murray State University
B.A., University of North Carolina-Wilmington
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