Dr Ann H Duin

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Dept of Writing Studies .
Room 215 NCCE

315 Pillsbury Dr. SE

As full professor, my research focuses on the social construction of knowledge and the impact of emerging technologies--including learning analytics and networked learning--on the future of teaching/learning and higher education.

Educational Background & Specialties

Educational Background

  • MLE Institute on Leadership in Higher Education, Harvard University, 1999.
  • PhD: Curriculum and Instruction, University of Minnesota, 1986.
  • MA: Curriculum and Instruction, University of Minnesota, 1983.
  • BA: Music Education, Luther College, Decorah, IA, 1977.


  • Collaboration
  • Distance education
  • Partnerships
Courses Taught
  • Writ 4562: International Professional Communication
  • Writ 4662W: Writing with Digital Technologies
  • Writ 5112: Information Design II Theory and Practice
  • Writ 8012: Applied Research Methods in Writing Studies and Technical Communication
  • Writ 8505: Professional Practice in Scientific and Technical Communication
  • Writ 8550: Critical Perspectives on Networked Learning Environments
  • Duin, A.H., & Tham, J. (2018). Cultivating code literacy: A case study of course redesign through advisory board engagement. Communication Design Quarterly, 6(3), 11-26.
  • Tham, J., McGrath, M., Duin, A.H., & Moses, M. (Eds.) (2018). Wearable technology, ubiquitous computing, and immersive experience: Implications for writing studies. Special issue: Computers and Composition.
  • McGrath, M., Tham, J., Duin, A.H., & Moses, M. (Eds.) (2018). Social, technical, and pedagogical implications of new embodied and immersive technologies. Special issue: International Journal of Sociotechnology Knowledge Development, 10(3).
  • Duin, A.H., Maas, B, & Wheeler, B. (2018). The impact of technology. In A. Furco, R. Bruininks, R.J. Jones, & K. Kent (Eds.), Re-envisioning the public research university: Tensions and dilemmas. London: Routledge. Link
  • Swenson, J., & Duin, A.H. (2018). A matrix to address ethical concerns in the design, application, and documentation of learning analytics in post-secondary education. In Eds. R. Papa & S. Armfield, The Wiley Handbook of Education Policy. Blackwell Publishing. Link
  • Swenson, J., & Duin, A.H. (2018). Understanding ethical concerns surrounding big data and learning analytics in higher education. In Eds. R. Papa & S. Armfield, The Wiley Handbook of Education Policy. Blackwell Publishing. Link
  • Tham, J., Duin, A.H., Gee, L., Ernst, N., Abdelqader, B., & McGrath, M. (2018). Understanding virtual reality: Presence, embodiment, and professional practice. IEEE Transactions on Professional Communication, 61(2), 178-195. Link
  • Palumbo, G., & Duin, A.H. (2018). Making sense of virtual collaboration through personal learning networks. In B. Mousten, S. Vandepitte, E. Arno, & B. Maylath (Eds.), Multilingual writing and pedagogical cooperation in virtual learning environments. IGI Global.
  • Duin, A.H., Moses, J., McGrath, M., Tham, J., & Ernst, N. (2017). Design thinking methodology: A case study of “radical collaboration” in the Wearables Research Collaboratory. Connexions: International Professional Communication Journal, 5(1), 45-74. Link
  • Duin, A.H., & Childers, E. (Eds.) (2014). Project DAVID: Vocation and reinvention in liberal arts colleges. University of Minnesota: Digital Conservancy.
  • Duin, A.H., & Childers, E. (2013). Strategic reinvention of Lutheran liberal arts: A preliminary report on project DAVID. Intersections, 38, 36-43.
  • Norris, D., Brodnick, R., Lefrere, P., Gilmour, J., Bear, L., Duin, A.H., & Norris, S. (2013). Transforming in an Age of Disruptive Change. Society for College and University Planning.
  • Duin, A.H., Nater, E.A., Anklesaria, F. (Eds.). (2012). Cultivating change in the academy: 50+ stories from the digital frontlines at the University of Minnesota in 2012. University of Minnesota: Digital Conservancy.
  • Duin, A.H., Cawley, S., Gulachek, B., O’Sullivan, D., & Wollner, D. (2011). Shared leadership transforms higher education IT. EDUCAUSE Quarterly, 34(2), April-June.
  • Distinguished Service Award, Luther College, Decorah, IA, 2012
  • Distinguished Alumni Award, one of 100 distinguished alumni as part of the Centennial Celebration, College of Education and Human Development, UMN, 2006
  • FFA – Minnesota State Award for Outstanding Leadership, 2004
  • Best Article Award, National Council of Teachers of English, 1999
  • Richard W. Hantke Alumni Teacher Award, Lake Forest College, 1997
  • Outstanding Paper Award, EDMEDIA International Conference, 1996
  • Distinguished Teaching Award, College of Agriculture, UMN, 1994
  • IBM AS/400 University Partners Development Award, 1993
  • Best Curriculum Innovation in the Teaching of Writing, EDUCOM (now known as EDUCAUSE), 1989