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About Rebecca Lorimer Leonard

Associate Professor, University of Massachusetts, Amherst

Rebecca Lorimer Leonard joined the board in 2021. As an Associate Professor in the English Department and Director of the Writing Program at UMass Amherst, she teaches undergraduate and graduate courses on language diversity, literacy studies, and research methods. Rebecca has published broadly on these topics, including in her book Writing on the Move: Migrant Women and the Value of Literacy, which won the 2019 Outstanding Book Award from the Conference on College Composition and Communication. In 2017, she received an Outstanding Teaching Award from the College of Humanities and Fine Arts at UMass Amherst.

Rebecca holds a Ph.D. in English from the University of Wisconsin-Madison, an MA from San Francisco State University, and a BA from the University of Southern California. You can read more about her work at her website.

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