Jennifer Ahern Dodson

Director, Outreach and Faculty Write Program

Associate Professor of the Practice of Thompson Writing Program

Office location

115 Art Building, Durham, NC 27708

Mailing address

Box 90025, Durham, NC 27708-0425

(919) 660-4393

Jennifer Ahern-Dodson studies academic writers and the contexts in which they work. 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 in 2012 founded the Faculty Write Program-a faculty writing initiative designed to support and empower faculty writers across their roles, responsibilities, and career phases. For the past fifteen years she has facilitated scholarly writing retreats, teaching workshops, community-engaged scholar conversations, and small group coaching at Duke and other universities. Her research includes studying the writers with whom she works and the role a writing community plays in advancing writing knowledge and practices, momentum, and a sense of meaning and satisfaction.