Dr Ann H Duin

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Dept of Writing Studies .
Room 201 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., & 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