Annie Dwyer

DwyerAnnie Dwyer is Assistant Program Director for Reimagining the Humanities PhD and Reaching New Publics. She earned a PhD in English from the University of Washington in 2014. In addition to teaching composition and literature at the UW, she has taught a range of interdisciplinary courses in the Comparative History of Ideas program, where she continues to teach part-time as a Lecturer. During her graduate studies, she completed the UW’s graduate Certificate in Public Scholarship. She also served as the English Department’s liaison between UW Extension and the Expository Writing Program, working with area high school teachers to implement college-level curriculum in their classrooms. Annie has taught inside prisons through community-based organizations such as University Beyond Bars and Freedom Education Project Puget Sound, and she has pursued a number of projects to increase educational access and opportunity inside prisons.

As Assistant Program Director for Reimagining the Humanities PhD and Reaching New Publics, Annie leads the strategic development, implementation, and evaluation of the 2015-2019 program to establish a new model for graduate-student professional development based in two-year colleges in the Seattle District, a network of campuses with enrollments of 50,000 students. The program, funded with the generous support of the Mellon Foundation, also advances the practice of public scholarship through graduate seminar course-development awards for faculty and summer fellowships for doctoral students. Annie oversees each aspect of the program and works closely with institutional partners in the region.

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