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Dr. Dana Gierdowski

Dana C. Gierdowski is a Teaching Assistant Professor of Rhetoric and Composition at North Carolina State University, where she teaches writing intensive courses and conducts learning space research. Prior to this position, she served as the Senior Program Coordinator for the Writing Excellence Initiative at Elon University.

In her scholarly work she explores how innovative, technology-rich learning spaces impact student writers and instructors. Her research interests stem from her twelve-plus years of experience as an instructor of writing in higher education.

She earned her PhD in Communication, Rhetoric, and Digital Media from North Carolina State University. She has authored the book chapter “Studying Learning Spaces: A Review of Selected Empirical Studies” in the edited collection Cases on Higher Education Spaces (IGI Global, 2012) and is co-author with Susan Miller-Cochran of the article “Making Peace with the Rising Costs of Writing Technologies: Flexible Classroom Design as a Sustainable Solution” in the March 2013 issue of Computers and Composition.