Leslie Dennen

Leslie Dennen

Associate Professor

Full-Time Faculty

(415) 422-6011 Kalmanovitz Hall 217

Biography

Leslie Dennen is the director of the Writing Center and Associate Professor in the Department of Rhetoric and Language. She received her Masters degree in Teaching English as a Second Language and Certificate in Composition from San Francisco State University. She received her Doctorate in Education from USF in 2007. Her dissertation investigated how student engagement in on-campus activities affected student identity and beliefs about their learning process. Her article "Writing Center for Credit: A Correlation Study" was recently accepted for publication in the Sound Instruction Book: Writing Center Theory and Practice by Academic Exchange Quarterly. Her research interests include cognitive epistemology, student learning and writing practices, and writing center research.

Appointments
Director of the Writing Center and Associate Professor in the Department of Rhetoric and Language
Education
Doctorate in Education, USF
MA, Teaching English as a Second Language and Certificate in Composition, San Francisco State University
Research
Cognitive epistemology
Student learning and writing practices
Writing center research
Selected Publications
 Dennen, Leslie. "Writing Center for Credit: A Correlation Study". Sound Instruction Book: Writing Center Theory and Practice, Academic Exchange Quarterly.