Emily A. Dotson

Emily A.

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.  She was recruited to the University of Virginia’s College at Wise in 2016 to be Director of Wise Writes, a writing in the disciplines QEP. Since 2021, she has served as the Faculty Director of the Center for Educational Excellence and Innovation and as an Associate Professor of English teaching Appalachian Literature ad Victorian Literature regularly. She has published and presented nationally and internationally in professional development pedagogy and practice, writing center administration, writing program administration, STEM education, assessment, feminist theory, and Victorian literature. She loves a good book on a rainy day, dark chocolate, and her cats.

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