Jennifer Ahern-Dodson is Associate Professor of the Practice of the Thompson Writing Program. Her research centers on the role that community plays in shaping attitudes toward writing, and cultivating learning spaces for faculty and students that promote creativity, critical reflection, meaningful engagement, and a sense of belonging. She has been involved in a number of multidisciplinary initiatives focused on community-engaged scholarship at Duke, leads faculty learning communities that explore pedagogical innovations in writing and undergraduate research, and founded the Faculty Write Program -a faculty writing initiative designed to support faculty across their roles and responsibilities. Since 2002 she has led workshops on writing, teaching, and community-university partnerships.
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