Patricia A. Dunn


Professor of English, Graduate Program Director
Composition and Rhetoric; English Education; Disability Studies
Also affiliated with: The English Education Program in Writing and Rhetoric
Humanities 2082 | 631-632-7784
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Patricia A. Dunn is an associate professor of English and a member of the English Teacher Education Program who teaches undergraduate and graduate courses in both English and in the Program in Writing and Rhetoric. Her areas of teaching and research are composition and rhetoric, English education, and disability studies. In 2013, she won the SUNY Chancellor’s Award for Excellence in Teaching.

She has published two books on composition theory and the teaching of writing:Talking, Sketching, Moving: Multiple Literacies in the Teaching of Writing (2001), and Learning Re-Abled: The Learning Disability Controversy and Composition Studies (1995). In 2011,Learning Re-Abled was republished online at the Writing Across the Curriculum Clearinghouse. Her third book, co-written with Ken Lindblom, was published in 2011:Grammar Rants: How a Backstage Tour of Writing Complaints Can Help Students Make Informed, Savvy Choices about Their Writing.Her latest book, Disabling Characters: Representations of Disability in Young Adult Literature, was published in 2015.

She has also published several book chapters, as well as other articles in English Journal, Rhetoric Review, Kairos, and College Composition and Communication. She has presented at many national conferences, including the Conference on College Composition and Communication (CCCC), the Rhetoric Society of America, and the National Council of Teachers of English (NCTE) conference.
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