Collegiate Affiliation

Dr. Ann Hill Duin is Professor of Writing Studies and Graduate-Professional Distinguished Teaching Professor at the University of Minnesota where her research and teaching focus on the impact of emerging technologies on international and technical communication, digital literacy, and writing futures. In 2021 she received both the 2021 Ronald S. Blicq Award for Distinction in Technical Communication from the IEEE Professional Communication Society and the 2021 J. R. Gould Award for Excellence in Teaching from the Society for Technical Communication. She’s published in Computers and Composition, Communication Design Quarterly, IEEE Transactions on Professional Communication, Technical Communication Quarterly, edited collections, the 2021 book Writing Futures: Collaborative, Algorithmic, Autonomous (Springer), and her upcoming book, Augmentation Technologies and Artificial Intelligence in Technical Communication: Designing Ethical Futures (Routledge).

Educational Background & Specialties
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Educational Background

  • PhD: Curriculum and Instruction, University of Minnesota, 1986
  • MA: Curriculum and Instruction, University of Minnesota, 1983
  • BA: Music Education & English, Luther College, 1977


  • Digital literacy
  • Impact of emerging technologies
  • International and technical communication
  • Writing futures
  • Algorithms and artificial intelligence