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Rebecca Lorimer Leonard

Writing Program Director and Associate Professor

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(413) 545-0610

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Rebecca Lorimer Leonard is an Associate Professor in the English Department where she teaches undergraduate and graduate courses on literacy studies, language diversity, and research methods. In the Writing Program, she has taught both College Writing and Basic Writing, directed the UMass Amherst Writing Center from 2012-2016, and was a Course Director in 2016-2017 and 2019-2020.

As Director of the UMass Writing Program, she works with our directors, professional staff, and huge teaching corps to keep our instructional, curricular, and tutorial programs running. As Director she is also a central advocate for campus writing culture, working with upper administration and stakeholders across the university to support excellent undergraduate writing instruction.