Amy Ann Latawiec (aj3900)

University information

Title: Associate Professor - Teaching
Unit: English
Department: College of Liberal Arts & Science

Contact information

41847 Betley Dr
Sterling Heights, 48313

Academic Senate

Phone: 7-6251


Thru Year: 2024
College/Division: Liberal Arts and Sciences
Curriculum and Instruction Committee Note: Member
Amy Ann Latawiec

College of Liberal Arts and Sciences



Title: Associate Professor of Teaching
Secondary Title: Writing Center Director
Phone: 313-717-6251

5057 Woodward Ste. 9205.2
Detroit, MI 48202


 Amy is an Associate Professor of Teaching in the English department and the Director of the University Writing Center at Wayne State where she specializes in teaching and researching developmental writing. Amy’s research areas include dispositions and cognition, Basic Writing theory and pedagogy, and writing program assessment. Amy has developed basic writing curriculum for Wayne State and is actively engaged in innovative curricular revisions in an effort to enhance writing instruction and assessment. She is currently serving her first year as Director of the Writing Center.

Research Interest/Area of Expertise:
  • dispositions and cognition

  •  basic writing theory and pedagogy

  •  writing program assessment 

Education – Degrees, Licenses, Certifications:
  • B.A. - English (2008)
  • M.A. - English (2014)
  • Ph.D. - English Composition & Rhetoric (2016)
Awards and Grants:
  •  Department of English Excellence in the Teaching of Writing 2016

  •  CLAS Teaching Award 2020

  •  Member, Academy of Teachers 

Selected Publications:

Jankens, Adrienne and Amy Ann Latawiec. “Revising Reflection for Results in Teacher Research.” Composition Forum 46. Spring 2021, 

Krupansky, Mariel, Latawiec, Amy and Hillary Weiss. “Age, Ability, and Self-expression: The Question of Purpose and the Intersections of Comfort in the Classroom.” The Journal of Multimodal Rhetorics JOMR, vol. 3, no. 2, 2020, 

Currently Teaching:
  •  ENG 1010: Basic Writing

  • ENG 1020: First Year Writing

Courses taught:

ENG 1010: Basic Writing

ENG 1020: First Year Writing

Stretch First-Year Writing

ENG 3190: Survey of Rhetoric from 1800-present

ENG 3050: Technical Communition - Reports

APEX 0500: Foundations in Writing

Amy Ann Latawiec

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