Woodworth, Elizabeth

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


Dr. Elizabeth D. Woodworth, Honors Associate Professor, is the Director of Composition and the Director of the Master of Teaching Writing (and Certificate of Teaching Writing). She earned her PhD at Texas Christian University in English with areas of specialty in rhetoric/composition and 19th -century British literature. She earned her master’s degree from California State University, San Bernardino with a specialty in composition and her bachelor’s degree in English at Boise State University. Dr. Woodworth has published in the book Invasion of the MOOCs, Victorian Poetry, Browning Society Notes, The Journal of Basic Writing, The Journal of the Assembly for Expanded Perspectives on Learning, with forthcoming essays in Studies in Browning and His Circle and Writing Spaces, Vol. 3. Dr. Woodworth also specializes in curriculum development; she spent eight years as a professional writer and in executive management working for educational publishing firms in New York, Dallas, and Washington, D.C. developing national reading and writing programs for grades K-12. In summer 2011, she led the team who designed, developed, and established the Center for Writing Excellence at the Air War College (Air University at Maxwell Air Force Base), where she serves as a writing consultant and project director. At AUM, she teaches freshman composition, Honors Program seminars (interdisciplinary), writing pedagogy, 19th _century British literature, detective fiction, and creative nonfiction, and collaborates to teach study abroad courses such as "The Re-Inklings," a study of the literary network called the Inklings, with travel to Oxford, England. In 2015, she was awarded the Distinguished Teaching Professor award (2015-2018). Dr. Woodworth blogs once in awhile at: http://aumfacultyblog.wordpress.com/.

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