Ann Biswas

Contact Information

  • Email: Ann Biswas
  • Phone: 937-229-4828
  • Location: HM 252

Ann Biswas

Lecturer; Director of Writing Programs

  • Full-Time Faculty


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.

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.


  • University of Dayton, 2015, Ph.D., Educational Leadership, Higher Education 
  • University of Dayton, 1994, M.A, English
  • Wright State University, 1990, B.A., Communication

Research Interests

  • Plagiarism & Academic Integrity
  • Experiential Learning
  • Faculty Development

Selected Publications

Biswas, A.E. (2016). "Unbalancing Acts: Plagiarism as Catalyst for Instructor Emotion in the Composition Classroom." Composition Forum, 34, Summer 2016. 

Biswas, A, E. (2015) ""I Second that Emotion": Minding How Plagiarism Feels." Teaching/Writing: The Journal of Writing Teacher Education, 4(1), 127-141. 

Biswas, A. E. (2014). "Lessons in citizenship: Using collaboration in the classroom to build community, foster academic integrity, and model civic responsibility." Journal on Excellence in College Teaching, 25(1), 9-25

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

Writing to Make a Difference: A Community-Based, Experiential Learning Project on Health Literacy & Social Justice. Council of Writing Program Administrators Conference. Boise, ID, 7/2015.

The Emotional Costs of Policing Plagiarism. Conference on College Composition and Communication, Tampa FL, 3/2015.

The Emotional Work of Plagiarism. Council of Writing Program Administrators Conference. Normal, IL, 7/2014

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.