Charlotte F Asmuth
Assistant Professor of the Practice of Thompson Writing Program

Charlotte Asmuth is an Assistant Professor of the Practice of Writing Studies in the Thompson Writing Program. Broadly, Charlotte’s research focuses on how people use writing to accomplish work in institutional settings with particular attention to the kinds of texts that rarely receive close readings (e.g., policies, assignment prompts, rubrics, and other informal inscriptions). Currently, Charlotte is studying general education assessment initiatives to examine how seemingly stable assessment knowledge and practices are transformed in use by faculty assessors and other institutional actors.

Before arriving at Duke, Charlotte taught at the University of Louisville (where they earned their PhD in Rhetoric and Composition) and the University of Maine (where they earned their MA in Composition and Pedagogy). Charlotte has taught a variety of courses, including first-year writing (face-to-face and online), writing in the disciplines, and business communication.

In addition to research and teaching, Charlotte enjoys curriculum-building and teacher training. Charlotte has mentored new graduate teaching assistants at two institutions. They welcome inquiries from faculty who are engaged in (or considering) revisions to programmatic assessment and from faculty who want to connect around writing pedagogy.

Current Research Interests

writing assessment, writing program administration, writing in the disciplines, mobility studies, composition pedagogies, the politics of language difference

Office Hours

Spring 2023: Monday/Wednesday, 3:00 - 4:30 pm
(and by appointment, in-person or virtual)

Office: Bivins 116

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