Writing and Rhetoric Department:College of Arts and Humanities

Laurie A. Pinkert

Laurie A. Pinkert, Ph.D.

Laurie A. Pinkert is an Assistant Professor and Director of Undergraduate Programs in the Department of Writing and Rhetoric at the University of Central Florida. She joined the faculty at UCF after working as a faculty member and Writing Program Director at Humboldt State University (Arcata, CA). As a scholar, Laurie draws on her background in Writing Program Administration and Professional Writing to investigate the relationships between writing practices, pedagogies, and programs.


  • Ph.D. in Rhetoric and Composition from Purdue University (2013)
  • M.A. in Composition Studies from University of Maine (2008)
  • B.A. in English; Religious Studies & Philosophy from Gardner-Webb University (2004)

Research Interests

  • Writing program design, administration, and development
  • Writing within and across disciplines
  • Graduate writing practices and infrastructures 
  • Service-learning and engagement pedagogies 
  • Writing teacher education and mentoring
  • Disciplinarity in Rhetoric, Composition, and Writing Studies

Selected Publications


  • Composing Yourself: A Student Guide to Introductory Composition at Purdue. With Samantha Blackmon and Linda Haynes. Fountainhead Press. (2012)


  • “Developing Accounts of Instructor Learning: Recognizing the Impacts of Service-Learning Pedagogies on Writing Teachers.” With Kendall Leon and Kathryn Trauth Taylor. Composition Studies 45.1.

Book Sections/Chapters

  • Forthcoming “Snapshots, Frameworks, and Infrastructures: A Survey of Graduate Writing” in Graduate Writing Across the Disciplines: Identifying, Teaching, and Supporting, Eds. Elena Garcia, Katie Manthey, Marilee Brooks Gilles, Soo Hyon Kim, Trixie G. Smith.
  • “We Wanted to Have an Opening and Welcoming Space: An Interview with Malea Powell.” With Cristyn Elder and Alexandra Hidalgo in Listening to our Elders: Writing and Working for Change, Eds. Blackmon, Samantha, Christina Kirklighter, and Steve Parks. New City Community Press/Utah State Press (2011) 6-20.


No courses found for Spring 2020.

Course Number Course Title Mode Date and Time Syllabus
91973 ENC3473 Writing in Discipl Cultures Face to Face Instruction (P) M 09:30 AM - 11:20 AM Not Online
No Description Available

No courses found for Summer 2019.

Course Number Course Title Mode Date and Time Syllabus
11272 ENC4379 Writing and Rhetoric Capstone Face to Face Instruction (P) Tu,Th 12:00 PM - 01:15 PM Not Online
No Description Available
11348 ENC4950 Writing Eportfolio Face to Face Instruction (P) 12:00 AM - 12:00 AM Not Online
No Description Available

No courses found for Fall 2018.

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