April Dawn Mann

Senior Lecturer
Director of The Writing Center

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Director, Writing Center and Senior Lecturer, Composition

April Mann is director of the Writing Center and a senior lecturer in the Writing Studies program. She also provides grant-writing support to the Clinical and Translational Science Institute (CTSI) at the Miller School of Medicine. April is currently working on a non-grading pedagogy article with coauthors Nathaniel Deyo and Sarah Cash, and her grading contract class has been featured on the University’s Academic Technologies’ Alternative Grading website. She and colleague Adina Sanchez-Garcia are currently part of a team of Biologists and Writing Studies faculty attending the prestigious STEMwrite Workshop, an NSF-funded program focused on Writing-to-learn in STEM disciplines. This workshop complements April and Adina’s work in facilitating the College of Arts and Sciences’ Summer Writing Institute. The Institute helps faculty throughout the college reimagine the ways they can use writing in their courses to improve their students’ disciplinary learning.

April is co-author (with Ava Brillat and Matthew Kaeiser) of “Crossing the Bridge: Writing and Research Bridge Programming for an Intensive English Program” in PILH: Information Literacy and Writing Studies, Volume II – Upper Level and Graduate Studies. Ed. Grace Veach. Purdue University Press, 2019. She is also the author of “Structure and Accommodation: Autism and the Writing Center”, in Autism Spectrum Disorders in the College Composition Classroom: Making Writing Instruction more Accessible for all Students. Eds. Walsh, Lynda and Gerstle, Val. Marquette University Press, 2011. In addition, she was also a contributor to and reader for Composing Inquiry: Methods and Readings for Investigation and Writing. Margaret Marshall, Prentice Hall, 2004



1993 , University of Miami

Professional Experience

- Contributor, Composing Inquiry: Methods and Readings for Investigation and Writing

Honors & Acknowledgements

Excellence-in-Teaching Award