Emily A. Dotson

Emily A.

Associate Professor of English
Center for Educational Excellence and Innovation
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Emily Dotson holds a PhD in English and graduate certification in Gender and Women’s Studies and Critical Theory from the University of Kentucky. She also has graduate certification in Higher Education Teaching and Learning from Harvard, a certificate in Digital Media and Composition from Ohio State, and professional certification in Scientific and Technical Writing and Grant Writing. She has three 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, taught or co-taught writing skills in multiple disciplines, and co-directed writing assessment 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 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 Quality Enhancement Plan. 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 and 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. Her most recent publications include several works in The Palgrave Encyclopedia of Victorian Women’s Writing and a forthcoming book on Victorian Scandals (forthcoming from Rutledge 2023). She loves her cats, cooking, and gummy bears.

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