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Woodworth, Elizabeth

TitleAssociate Professor
DepartmentEnglish & Philosophy
OfficeCollege of Arts and Sciences
Office HoursBy Appointment
Office Location334 Liberal Arts


Dr.Elizabeth D. Woodworth is the Director of Composition at Auburn University at Montgomery and an Honors Associate Professor in the Department of English and Philosophy and with the University Honors Program where she is also a faculty mentor. She earned her PhD at Texas Christian University in English with areas of specialty in rhetoric/composition and 19th century British literature; her master’s degree in English Composition is from California State University, San Bernardino; her bachelor’s degree in English is from Boise State University. At the Air War College, she is a visiting professor and project director for the Center for Writing Excellence at Maxwell Air Force. She developed the center and has been directing it since 2011.

 Dr. Woodworth has published scholarship in Victorian Poetry, EDUCAUSE Quarterly, The JUMP (and is a member of the editorial board/collective for The Journal of Undergraduate Multimedia Projects), Browning Society Notes, The Journal of Basic Writing, The Journal of the Assembly for Expanded Perspectives on Learning, The Ben Jonson Journal with a forthcoming essay in Studies in Browning and His Circle and in Writing Spaces: Readings on Writing (Volume 3). She’s also published three creative nonfiction essays in the National Honors Collegiate Institute book, Memories and Monuments: Ground Zero and Lower Manhattan. One of her creative nonfiction texts appears as a chapter in the Parlor Press book: Invasion of the MOOCs: the Promises and Perils of Massive Open Online Courses (2014). She is currently working on two books, both about leadership in higher education.

 Besides Victorian literature and composition/rhetoric, Dr. Woodworth specializes in curriculum development; before joining the faculty at AUM, she spent eight years as a professional writer and in executive management working for educational publishing firms in New York, Dallas, and Washington, DC developing national reading and writing programs for grades K-12. Prior to that she was at Texas Christian University where she worked as a lecturer and graduate instructor teaching writing and literature courses. Additionally, she has taught at the elementary, middle, and high school levels where she specialized in writing instruction and developed writing across the curriculum programs.

 At AUM, Dr. Woodworth teaches seminars in the Honors Program and courses on composition, creative nonfiction, British literature, and writing pedagogy for the Masters in Teaching Writing,

 Her specialties include: basic writing pedagogy; writing in the disciplines; Victorian literature; British detective fiction; writing program administration; leadership in higher education. 

EducationPhd, TCU, Victorian Literature/Rhetoric & Composition
MA, CSUSB, English Composition
BA, Boise State, English