As the director of the WCC, Beth oversees the daily operations of the center’s peer-tutoring services and offers writing pedagogy support for faculty. She conducts Writing Across the Curriculum and writing center research and collaborates with library faculty to develop and sustain a strong culture of writing at UTC. She loves working one on one with undergraduate and graduate students, especially on job or scholarship materials.

Beth has a PhD in Rhetoric, Composition, and the Teaching of English from the University of Arizona and an MA in English (with a focus on rhetoric and writing) from the University of New Mexico. She has taught college writing courses at UTC as well as in New Mexico and Arizona. At the University of Arizona she also developed the writing center’s graduate writing support. Her research areas include borderland rhetorics, composition history, and the intersections between writing programs (including writing centers) and second language writing. Her writing center research was recently published in Praxis: A Writing Center Journal.

Liaison Department

  • Communication

Service and Scholarship

Beth Leahy's curriculum vitae