Ann Biswas

Lecturer; Director of Writing Programs
Full-Time Faculty
College of Arts and Sciences: English

  • Location: HM 252
  • Phone: 937-229-4828
  • Email: Contact

Profile

Ann teaches courses in composition and professional writing. As the Director of Writing Programs, she leads the development, implementation, and assessment of the curriculum in writing at all levels, with special attention to composition courses that are a part of the Common Academic Program (CAP) and the Humanities Commons. Ann is also a member of the Learning Teaching Center’s Teaching Fellows planning team and is a doctoral candidate in Educational Leadership, Higher Education Administration.

In her life before academics, Ann worked as a corporate and healthcare communications manager and has extensive experience as a scriptwriter, technical editor, and communications consultant. She has authored numerous articles, media programs, advertisements, and educational materials for corporate and non-profit organizations.

Degrees

  • University of Dayton, 1994, M.A, English
  • Wright State University, 1990, B.A., Communication

Research Interests

  • Plagiarism & Academic Integrity
  • The Emotions of Teaching
  • Faculty Development
  • Educational Technology

Selected Publications

Biswas, A. E. (2013). Whose code of conduct matters most? Examining the link between academic integrity and student development. Journal of College and Character, 14(3), 267-273.

Biswas, A. E. & Russo, C. J. (2012). A primer on copyright and fair use. School Business Affairs, 78(1), 34-36.

Biswas, A. E. (2007). A remarkable journey: diagnosing and managing neurological disorders. Wellness for Life, Kettering Health Network.

Biswas, A. E. & Lee, H. L. (2005). The defining decade: A history of Kettering Medical Center Network. Kettering Medical Center Network.

Biswas, A. E. (2004, August). Communication key to patient trust and loyalty. Women Dentist Journal, 72-76.

Selected Presentations

How It Feels when Students Plagiarize: The Emotional Labor and Lives of Writing Teachers during the Plagiarism Experience. 2014 Conference on College Composition and Communication. Indianapolis, IN. 3/2014.

Lessons in Citizenship: Collaborative Writing to Foster Academic Integrity and Civic Responsibility. Lilly International Conference on College Teaching, Miami University, 11/2012.

Building Community and Teaching Academic Integrity Through Collaborative, Research-Based Writing. Southwestern Ohio Council for Higher Education (SOCHE) and the Ohio Student Affairs Conference, "High Impact Learning in a Time of Change," 11/2011.

Understanding Plagiarism and the Internet Generation. Computers & Writing Conference, Graduate Research Network, University of Michigan, 5/2011.

Selected Scripts

A Distinctive Legal Education for the Leaders of Tomorrow (DVD), The University of Dayton School of Law and The Center for Business and Economic Research.

Leaders of the Legacy (DVD/Video), Wright State University College of Engineering and Computer Science.

Lewis and Clark (DVD/Video/Pictureshow), The National Geographic Society, The Mazer Corporation.

Wright State University School of Medicine: Teaching Students to Care for a Community (DVD/Video), Wright State School of Medicine.